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   10 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!

    • Prime Time Boxing
      Prime Time Boxing  2 months back

      You got to do Pacquiao vs Marquez 4!!! So much to talk about leading to that incredible one punch knockout! Would be perfect for this “rewind” series

    • David
      David  3 months back

      could you rewind when Kobe Bryant jumped over a car driving full speed at him? (i think it was during the playoffs?)

    • wanderlustwarrior
      wanderlustwarrior  5 months back

      Thank you for the Animaniacs shoutout!

    • Net Neutrality
      Net Neutrality  5 months back

      Why was Marvin waving the flag of Japan in Duck Dodgers in the 21st and a half Century?

  • Mantorras Montquilla
    Mantorras Montquilla  4 days back

    monstars got robbed

    • TayLybb
      TayLybb  4 days back

      Archaic stand your ground laws? C'mon. You gotta interrupt this entertaining vid to throw some jabs at the second ammendment. Boo.

      • Liam VanderWerf
        Liam VanderWerf  6 days back


        • lamontshandy
          lamontshandy  6 days back

          Well I believe the score change can be accounted for by the number of technical fouls given for the pancaking incident.

          • IncineratingGlaive
            IncineratingGlaive  2 weeks back

            I was expecting the VHS player to be loaded with Space Jam and the space jam case to be swept off of the table 😂

            • RHETT BELL
              RHETT BELL  3 weeks back

              RIP DAVID STERN

              • athenian warrior
                athenian warrior  3 weeks back

                Are you guys making a parody of yourselves?

                I love it.

                • Anthony Scott
                  Anthony Scott  3 weeks back

                  This should be on Blu Ray special edition of Space Jam.

                  • Clemark Cadapan
                    Clemark Cadapan  4 weeks back

                    Dude you just made this movie twice awesome

                    • Young Suit
                      Young Suit  4 weeks back

                      Y'all know that those aliens didn't have enough time to do their research. They didn't even know what basketball was!

                      • Ali Abdul Rehman
                        Ali Abdul Rehman  4 weeks back

                        To this day it makes me so angry what they did to tweety

                        • Fil More
                          Fil More  1 months back

                          Michael Jordan's bad acting

                          • Kiero B
                            Kiero B  1 months back

                            How will LeBron win the game in Space Jam 2??

                            • Jacket
                              Jacket  1 months back


                              • Harry M.
                                Harry M.  1 months back

                                isn't the final game of space jam the same concept as the final showdown with the devil of tenacious d film??

                                • Cody Carmans
                                  Cody Carmans  1 months back

                                  Dang that monstars collapse should be its own episode lol... kinda looks like another collapse i remember lol... warriors... lmao...

                                  • Madizzle90
                                    Madizzle90  1 months back

                                    You should do a rewind on Henry Rosengartner's final strikeout against the Mets.

                                    • Jus One
                                      Jus One  2 months back

                                      Yo, this was awesome! Lol

                                      • Kyle W.
                                        Kyle W.  2 months back

                                        Omg they got AIDs from playing in 92 with Magic I fcking knew it!!

                                        • Math Jones
                                          Math Jones  2 months back

                                          This is awesome

                                          • Prickett
                                            Prickett  2 months back

                                            Why is this a video, why did I just spend 16 minutes watching it, but most importantly, why did I enjoy it?

                                            • Andrew Gay
                                              Andrew Gay  2 months back

                                              Only explanation for the score discrepancy.....there were 5 separate flagrants called on the Monstars - which resulted in 10 FTs. Obviously, had MJ made all 10, the game would have been tied at 77, but he was roughly a career 85% FT shooter, so it made sense that he only made 9 of 10. Plus, I mean, come on...the drama!!!

                                              • halfdimeback
                                                halfdimeback  2 months back

                                                3 days late

                                                • Robert Jacobson
                                                  Robert Jacobson  2 months back

                                                  The reason Jordan balled out is because he is the most competitive person to ever lace em up.

                                                  • Xtian Cariño
                                                    Xtian Cariño  2 months back

                                                    WTF did I just watch? 😂 Anyway, good entertainment! I told this story to my 9 year old nephew that it’s the real reason why MJ retired and he almost believed me. 😂

                                                    • Tyler Kwan
                                                      Tyler Kwan  3 months back

                                                      Wtf is this bs

                                                      • Duncan Hamel
                                                        Duncan Hamel  3 months back


                                                        • Liam Fulton
                                                          Liam Fulton  3 months back

                                                          There is no reason to dislike this video

                                                          • Ned Landry
                                                            Ned Landry  3 months back

                                                            Shouldn’t it have count as a three pointer?

                                                            • The Dorchaidhe
                                                              The Dorchaidhe  3 months back

                                                              It's always funny to me that people think Jordan was just an okay baseball player. Here's some people forget, Jordan stats were starting to Skyrocket. Watch the documentary. His stats we're going up and up and up and up and up the more he played. If Jordan had continue to play baseball he would have been fantastic.

                                                              • Vic T
                                                                Vic T  3 months back

                                                                "Bill Murray Saves Basketball" should be the title. No offense to the GOAT, but it was Bill.

                                                                • Douglas Patterson
                                                                  Douglas Patterson  3 months back

                                                                  “Murray draws up an offensive scheme when they don’t have the ball.”

                                                                  “We’re on defense!”

                                                                  • Douglas Patterson
                                                                    Douglas Patterson  3 months back

                                                                    Waiting for the Beef episode of Tweety Bird and Sylvester.

                                                                    • clipobserver
                                                                      clipobserver  4 months back

                                                                      Is MJ and Bill Murray going to be in the sequel?

                                                                      • LMQ2005
                                                                        LMQ2005  4 months back

                                                                        So you’re telling me you’re basically just describing Space Jam

                                                                        • The Scatman
                                                                          The Scatman  4 months back

                                                                          MJ loves a bet.....he sure does!

                                                                          • Bill Nye
                                                                            Bill Nye  4 months back

                                                                            I didn’t think this was needed until I saw it

                                                                            • Judy Chen
                                                                              Judy Chen  4 months back


                                                                              • FSE
                                                                                FSE  4 months back

                                                                                David Tyree head catch or Plaxico Burress TD please? Also the Super Bowl 46 game ending hail mary

                                                                                • Aleksa Boljević
                                                                                  Aleksa Boljević  5 months back

                                                                                  I cannot stop laughing

                                                                                  • Link Chan
                                                                                    Link Chan  5 months back

                                                                                    LEBRON FOR THE WINNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                    • Ian Franklin
                                                                                      Ian Franklin  5 months back

                                                                                      For the explanation of how the Nerdlucks stole the talent of the five NBA players and became the Monstars, it was probably decided by the filmmakers to have them steal from guys who were famous at the time.

                                                                                      • spacejamfan2007
                                                                                        spacejamfan2007  5 months back

                                                                                        i luv the video

                                                                                        • wanderlustwarrior
                                                                                          wanderlustwarrior  5 months back

                                                                                          This was the greatest moment in Jordan's baseball career.
                                                                                          Next year can you do an episode on how and why the Mon-Stars didn't use a bench?

                                                                                          • Matt Olejniczak
                                                                                            Matt Olejniczak  5 months back

                                                                                            Best episode ever!!!!

                                                                                            • Groth Maul
                                                                                              Groth Maul  5 months back

                                                                                              "Backround check" on Marvin, guy, that is awesome! Thnx for your dedication

                                                                                              • jackie boy
                                                                                                jackie boy  5 months back

                                                                                                Underrated line 😂