Michael Jordan had his fair share of on-court battles with the all-time greats. However, his duels against Atlanta Hawks' Dominique Wilkins might be the most legendary of them all.
The two faced each other 45 times. Jordan came out on top in 27 games, averaging 31.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists. Nique, who led the Hawks to 18 victories over Jordan's Chicago Bulls, put up 29.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in those games, according to StatMuse.
NBA 2K23 allows you to relieve one of their epic head-to-head matchups from the 1989-90 regular season. To complete the "Shootout" challenge, Jordan has to:
- outscore Dominique,
- drop 40 points while holding Wilkins under 20,
- lead the Bulls to victory.
Judging by their head-to-head record, MJ had the edge over Nique. But you should never underestimate The Human Highlight Film. No.23 sure didn't, despite having his number throughout his legendary NBA run.