Flashback Friday: Michael Jordan's Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

michael jordan costumes may 1992If you know anything about Michael Jordan, then you know he's a pretty serious guy. Sure, he knows how to have fun. But you won't normally find him poking fun at himself. Not these days, at least.

But that wasn't always the case — and SI Kids has the photos to prove it!

Way back in May 1992, Michael Jordan made his second appearance on the cover of the magazine. (The first: Our very first issue in 1989!) The cover of that May issue promised a look at "Michael Mania," which gripped the NBA, and the country, for years. The Bulls were making a run for their second-straight title, and Air Jordan was leading the charge. What the cover didn't spill, though, was that Jordan let SI Kids put him in all sorts of goofy costumes.

That photo shoot is legendary around the SI Kids offices — and for good reason. The photos are great! And Jordan was a great sport.

So, with Halloween this weekend, we thought it was a good time to dust these images off. Think of it as our trick-or-treat gift to you! And if you still don't have an idea of what costume to wear on Saturday, let Michael be your inspiration! 

michael jordan costumes may 1992

michael jordan costumes may 1992

michael jordan costumes may 1992

michael jordan costumes may 1992


Photos: George B. Fry III for Sports Illustrated

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