While not the first time he laced up the Air Jordan XII in black and red, the game quickly became the defining moment for MJ in the Tinker Hatfield design. The iconic performance was officially celebrated with the 2009 release of the Air Jordan XII in a celebratory design. This retro comes suited in a black/varsity red premium leather upper. At the top of the tongue sits a red Jumpman. Underneath the Jumpman, ‘two’ and ‘3’ grace the tongue for a fun play of words and numbers on His Airness’ jersey number. Wearing the legendary Air Jordan XII, MJ willed his way through every step, every play and every basket to eventually take down his Utah nemesis. The struggle was evident in every move, but His Airness never let it stop him, scoring 38 points with seven rebounds and five assists for a crucial 98-96 victory in Game 5.