Michael Jordan's life-saving dunk from Space Jam gets a deep rewind

  • Published: 04 April 2019
  • Everyone remembers Michael Jordan's arm-stretching dunk from the end of Space Jam. How could you not? It was the most important play of his career, since it saved him and the characters of Looney Tunes from lifetime imprisonment on Moron Mountain.

    But do you remember everything behind that moment? Do you remember how Jordan's opponents, the Monstars, built their team? Do you remember how Jordan ended up in Tune World in the first place? Do you remember the unsung clutch hero of this event: Bill Murray?

    This literally incredible play needs a deep rewind to be fully appreciated.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot by Jiazhen Zhang
    Edited by Alex Hawley

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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation   3 months back

    MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF SB NATION: we do not view Michael Jordan’s accomplishments as something to fool about. Other than his choice of jeans, we find nothing about him to goof on. This is a serious look at an event that changed the world - nay - the universe as we know it.

    Also our actual April Fool's goof was when Seth pantsed Will in front of everyone and it absolutely killed. Y'all should've seen it. Ok love you bye!

    • David
      David  2 months back

      Hitler's is.

    • David
      David  2 months back

      Is your shirt baconing?

    • Maxwell Weiss
      Maxwell Weiss  2 months back

      I actually hoped you would do this

    • Clayton Binner
      Clayton Binner  3 months back

      SB Nation we need a rewind of the drop that made the Browns 0-16

  • Zhawin Lagman
    Zhawin Lagman  1 days back

    Nobody told me that he wonanother championship.. nice video!

    • Juan Zuazua
      Juan Zuazua  2 days back

      Mj loves a bet 😂

      • Borton Short
        Borton Short  3 days back

        Awesome video, that's the kind of humor! I don't know if you guys accept suggestions, but I believe that Hue Hollins's calling a foul against Scottie deserves a deep rewind...

        • Barry Swigart
          Barry Swigart  4 days back

          The amazing finish by the Indians in Major League would be awesome.

          • Robert Getty
            Robert Getty  4 days back

            The aliens don’t understand basketball of course they’re not gonna have a well rounded team.

            • John Wakeland
              John Wakeland  4 days back

              2011 Indiana vs Kentucky basketball is what we need

              • Kidgamingfuntv
                Kidgamingfuntv  5 days back


                • Evets Zerimar
                  Evets Zerimar  1 weeks back

                  At least bill Murray knew what the score was, lol

                  • Texas Sports TV
                    Texas Sports TV  1 weeks back

                    How did they do this with such a serious face?

                    • Andy  Hobaugh
                      Andy Hobaugh  1 weeks back


                      • HotWax93
                        HotWax93  2 weeks back

                        Space Jam was released in late 1996, not 1995.

                        • Utmost Character
                          Utmost Character  2 weeks back

                          Everyone, this isn't satire. This is legendary NBA history

                          • Kevin Myers
                            Kevin Myers  2 weeks back

                            Lebron will never be able to play this role, it's a joke, he is a racist so I don't see it doing good at all

                            • Success Storm
                              Success Storm  2 weeks back

                              Why is this a video 💀💀💀

                              • ZAYWOP
                                ZAYWOP  2 weeks back

                                I never knew i needed this ... but i did

                                • Humbilly
                                  Humbilly  3 weeks back

                                  I love how you played this completely straight, Leslie Neilson would be proud. SB Nation :D

                                  • Kyle Bales
                                    Kyle Bales  3 weeks back

                                    this is the content I subscribe for

                                    • Chuck Lathan
                                      Chuck Lathan  3 weeks back

                                      This just became my favorite episode. @sbnation yall are awesome!

                                      • Steve Cox
                                        Steve Cox  3 weeks back

                                        Toon squad went on a 9-0 run with clock stopped at 10 seconds 😁

                                        • Abhishek Reddy
                                          Abhishek Reddy  3 weeks back

                                          Some 1000s of years later, when humanity no longer inhabits this planet, alien archeologists will dig up this video and put this as actual history. Here's me hoping....

                                          • John Paul Soberano
                                            John Paul Soberano  3 weeks back

                                            Upload a destructive, shaolin-infused game winning goal in sports comedy movie, Shaolin Soccer starring Stephen Chow.

                                            • Spruce Mouthman
                                              Spruce Mouthman  3 weeks back

                                              My knicks losing that finals had me in tears as a boy. 😢😢😢😢

                                              • Miles Folley
                                                Miles Folley  3 weeks back

                                                This is great. You just told the story of space jam in such a fun way. Dope

                                                • Jem Due
                                                  Jem Due  4 weeks back

                                                  Bill Murray > Magic Johnson

                                                  • General Grievous
                                                    General Grievous  4 weeks back

                                                    I busted many of nuts to lola bunny

                                                    • The Gentlemen
                                                      The Gentlemen  4 weeks back

                                                      Murry won the MVP award of that game.

                                                      • Frank Sears Jr
                                                        Frank Sears Jr  4 weeks back

                                                        So Clyde Drexler was Kevin Durant before Kevin Durant?!!

                                                        • Frank Sears Jr
                                                          Frank Sears Jr  4 weeks back

                                                          So why do I want to watch this movie all of sudden now...smh

                                                          • Dimitri Bagatelas
                                                            Dimitri Bagatelas  1 months back

                                                            Was this supposed to be an April Fools?

                                                            • Five Tool
                                                              Five Tool  1 months back

                                                              4:37 of course the owners are white

                                                              • Ashton Sterner
                                                                Ashton Sterner  1 months back

                                                                Do the liverpool 2005 champions league comeback

                                                                • Monty Tech wrestling
                                                                  Monty Tech wrestling  1 months back

                                                                  I'm glad this exists

                                                                  • Joseph Swit
                                                                    Joseph Swit  1 months back

                                                                    This has me thinking of other fun fictional rewinders they could do. The walk off from Major League, Rod Tidwell's game winning catch from Jerry Maguire, Harry Potter nearly swallowing the snitch in his first Quidditch game. So many possibilities... any other ideas?

                                                                    • Eduard Tee
                                                                      Eduard Tee  1 months back

                                                                      I stumbled upon this analysis after watching other SB Nation videos. This is just a great video, I guess aimed at the subs of the channel who understand what SB Nation is about. Love it!

                                                                      • Henry 717
                                                                        Henry 717  1 months back

                                                                        Come on and slam! And welcome to the jam

                                                                        • Rizzo RIZZO
                                                                          Rizzo RIZZO  1 months back

                                                                          I saw MJ play baseball right before this happened. I remember this like it was yesterday, scary times for the goat.

                                                                          • Dproc8
                                                                            Dproc8  2 months back

                                                                            @12:21 Tracy McGrady subbed in for Newman, and scored 9 points in 0.3 seconds. How is this not common knowledge??

                                                                            • Liam Hackett
                                                                              Liam Hackett  2 months back

                                                                              All of us that were born in the late 80's/early 90's look at this movie with rose tinted glasses. Upon further review, this movie suckkkkssss.

                                                                              • Gustavo Matos
                                                                                Gustavo Matos  2 months back

                                                                                Best rewinder ever!

                                                                                • Cres Parkins
                                                                                  Cres Parkins  2 months back

                                                                                  Archaic stand your ground law lmaooo

                                                                                  • Michael Geans
                                                                                    Michael Geans  2 months back

                                                                                    Gotta love that Warner media Corp Synergy.

                                                                                    • tommy thomas
                                                                                      tommy thomas  2 months back

                                                                                      They should do an episode on the 1994 Junior Goodwill Games U.S. Hockey Team

                                                                                      • Javier Alan
                                                                                        Javier Alan  2 months back

                                                                                        Muggsy Bogues was a brilliant choice but they underutilized his lightning quickness capabilities. Jordan would've gotten it stolen many more times. We're talking about a 5' 3" human playing in a league of literal giants, when he caught fire, it was lights out for opponents.
                                                                                        Other than that, this vid is spot on.

                                                                                        • LTrain 45
                                                                                          LTrain 45  2 months back

                                                                                          6'11"..I guess you grow half a foot in toon world

                                                                                          • Blablub12345
                                                                                            Blablub12345  2 months back

                                                                                            he said 6´11 WINGSPAN, which is correct

                                                                                        • xavi veras
                                                                                          xavi veras  2 months back

                                                                                          Edgar Renteria's walk-off hit in the 1997 world series! PLEASE

                                                                                          • kylem2712
                                                                                            kylem2712  2 months back

                                                                                            So.. This is pretty awesome.

                                                                                            • 4443a4 G
                                                                                              4443a4 G  2 months back

                                                                                              Do at least one of Aaron Rodger’s Hail Marys