Worn by the NBA All-Star player during a Valentine’s Day game in 1990, Jordan sported the No. 12 jersey while playing against the Orlando Magic after his signature No. 23 jersey was stolen from the visitors’ locker room.
Jordan, who refused to wear the No. 12 jersey at first, attempted to wear a fans replica No. 23 Chicago Bulls jersey before settling for the No. 12 shirt, without a name on the back. The interesting turn of events that day still remains a mystery as the jersey has yet to appear after 25 years of missing.
Today, to honor the memorable day in basketball, Mitchell & Ness has decided to release a throwback Chicago Bulls jersey featuring the No. 12 on the front and back, paying homage to the one-time jersey number Michael Jordan sported on the court.
If you don’t recall the day Michael Jordan got his jersey stolen, check out the video clip below, and watch MJ destroy his competition wearing the No. 12 jersey.