Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 8:30 am  |  20 responses

Photo Gallery: MJ X SLAM

On Michael Jordan’s 48th birthday, we take a moment to celebrate the GOAT.

In celebration of Michael Jordan’s 48th birthday (where has time gone?!), we’re running a gallery of MJ’s SLAM covers. Feel free to tell us in the comments which one is your favorite and why. Oh, and happy birthday, Mike!–Ed.

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  • Riggs

    My favorite is Slam 50 because it was also my first Slam mag i have ever brought and i had brought all 3, I also have all 3 framed together.

  • rob stewart

    This is the best one right here. It shows the MJ Fadeaway in perfect form. His most famous,, deadly, and effective shot

  • rob stewart

    ^I’m referring to cover #28

  • underdog

    #28 is probably one of the best SLAM covers ever.

  • milaz

    Have them all up to the 2001 issue. I stopped buying SLAM around that period, I’m sorry to say… I think the 1995 one was the first issue I bought.

    #28 is the best – the rest are mostly head shots anyway.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    #12. Definition of greatness, by both the player and the mag.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    #12 was the first Slam I ever picked up. Only cause Jordan was on the cover and it looked so dope. Been reading Slam ever since.

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    Wow all these covers are sick. I wish i was around to have bought all the first ones because they are sweet.. but i was just a youngsterand i would love to be able to find these issues somewhere.. But i have to say the last one “gold” edition was greeaat and i got a lot out of it.. Gotta say SLAM always produces the best stuff on basketball and NBA.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    So dope.

  • JTaylor21

    GOAT my a**!

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    Long live the G.O.A.T. , Hir Airness

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  • jarrett

    happy b-day MJ. My favorite Issue of all time was Issue 100. Flat out Flawless! If i’m not mistaken, SLAM 150 is coming up. Congrats to that! Will Mike grace 150? (I’ll have anyone but Lebron!) That would be a disaster!!!

  • rayray

    Long live the GOAT – respect.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Are Kobe’s covers the 2nd greatest of all time for a SG?

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water



    #28 my fav. Happy b-day mj. LONG LIVE THE GOAT!

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    Everytime Mike’s on the cover; BANG! You know it will be a good one.
    SLAM #5, my first issue of SLAM and sold after that one. Hard to get in Holland (even as a subscriber I recieve it five weeks after the release in the US).
    BTW; what do you think about the best MJ/Bulls article to ever be on the pages of SLAM?

  • Yann Blavec

    Issue 56 : the Godfather.

  • gakbrenti

    this is the cover of my second mag of slam that i ever bought!ahaha..the first one is john stark on the cover