1988 All-Star Game
Now he had arrived - at least on All-Star weekend. Forget the Freeze-Out, forget not playing much. Jordan went off for 40 points, took MVP honors, and pretty much crushed everyone on the biggest stage for stars.
But Jordan also cemented his legend with his second Dunk Contest title, besting Wilkins in the signature duel in dunking history. This was Air Jordan in the making.