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   6 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!

    • wanderlustwarrior
      wanderlustwarrior  2 weeks back

      Thank you for the Animaniacs shoutout!

    • Net Neutrality
      Net Neutrality  3 weeks back

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

    • David
      David  5 months back

      Hitler's is.

    • David
      David  5 months back

      Is your shirt baconing?

  • The Scatman
    The Scatman  5 hours back

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

    • Bill Nye
      Bill Nye  4 days back

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

      • Judy Chen
        Judy Chen  7 days back


        • FSE
          FSE  2 weeks back

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

          • Aleksa Boljević
            Aleksa Boljević  2 weeks back

            I cannot stop laughing

            • Link Chan
              Link Chan  2 weeks back

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

              • Ian Franklin
                Ian Franklin  2 weeks 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.

                • Space Jam Fan
                  Space Jam Fan  2 weeks back

                  i luv the video

                  • wanderlustwarrior
                    wanderlustwarrior  2 weeks 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  3 weeks back

                      Best episode ever!!!!

                      • Groth Maul
                        Groth Maul  3 weeks back

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

                        • jackie boy
                          jackie boy  3 weeks back

                          Underrated line 😂

                          • Life of Cal
                            Life of Cal  1 months back

                            0:51 didn’t know mj was 6’11. Btw he’s not he’s 6’6

                          • TKainZero
                            TKainZero  1 months back

                            The balls on MJ to be making bets in a kids movie, whilst possibly suspended from the nba for betting is off the charts!!!

                            Akin to sporting a hitler mustaches on levels of not giving a damm

                            • dragonma69
                              dragonma69  1 months back

                              Ahh... I enjoyed this!
                              If you guys do more, please please do Stefon Diggs' sideline catch in the Vikings Saints game!!

                              • omar triplett
                                omar triplett  1 months back

                                Sorry. But the sound track was better than the movie. The shoes were sick. But the movie sucked

                                • Yo boi Myles
                                  Yo boi Myles  1 months back

                                  You make it seem real like you think it is real

                                  • THEREgoes MILLER
                                    THEREgoes MILLER  1 months back

                                    i just realized after 20 yrs of seeing this movie.... that mj's final shot was actually a 3 pointer !!!

                                    • Mulerider
                                      Mulerider  1 months back

                                      Love this!

                                      • Eli Kernaghan
                                        Eli Kernaghan  1 months back

                                        U need to make one of these on the natural

                                        • Yeeterson Peterson
                                          Yeeterson Peterson  1 months back

                                          Moment in history when Michael became the best player in the nba

                                          • Pj Williams
                                            Pj Williams  2 months back

                                            Interesting dissecting

                                            • Hunter Lang
                                              Hunter Lang  2 months back

                                              Those damn archaic stand your ground laws in looney land

                                              • Max Kamyszek home
                                                Max Kamyszek home  2 months back

                                                I'm so sorry for Michael Jordan's loss

                                                • Dylan Vattelana
                                                  Dylan Vattelana  2 months back

                                                  That last shot by MJ should've been worth 3 points and resulted in The Tune Squad winning by 2. This lack of an additional point may not have seemed like a lot to the casual fan or players of the game, has a win is a win. However, it shifted millions of dollars in Vegas bets to the point my family lost our house due to our father taking the over

                                                  • sterling gray
                                                    sterling gray  2 months back

                                                    Hahaha wait this is amazing the fact he questioning the talent they picked wow bravo

                                                    • Hawk Man
                                                      Hawk Man  2 months back


                                                      • Frank Fleischhacker
                                                        Frank Fleischhacker  2 months back

                                                        See him playing baseball for his dad actually happened so It worked in the movie but what are they going to plot for space jam 2, well Lebron keeps changing teams to find the right one, lol he gets traded to the toon squad. unless its almost completely fictional an not partially. Idk maybe i shouldnt be thinking about this at 3 am on a wednesday lol

                                                        • NtheKnife318
                                                          NtheKnife318  2 months back

                                                          This was awesome!!!

                                                          • GIOVAHNNI GUCCI
                                                            GIOVAHNNI GUCCI  2 months back

                                                            HEY REWINDER WHEN ARE YALL GOING TO DO A VIDEO ON NBA's SEAN ELLIOTT WHO HIT THE "MEMORIAL DAY MIRACLE SHOT" corner 3 against the Portland trailblazers?????

                                                            • ThatRandomDude
                                                              ThatRandomDude  2 months back

                                                              You never mentioned the shooting foul/flagrant 1, causing Jordan to have a 4 point play and possession.

                                                              • Avin Samaroo
                                                                Avin Samaroo  2 months back

                                                                Is this guy seriously breaking down a movie like dude it’s for kids stop dwelling over who was skills was taken it’s just on whoever decided to be in the movie

                                                                • TheDudeSmashTrash
                                                                  TheDudeSmashTrash  2 months back

                                                                  "Pepe Lepieux flummoxed the defense with his stinky ass" is the best single sentence ever spoken in an SB Nation video

                                                                  • Vic Hano
                                                                    Vic Hano  2 months back

                                                                    I absolutely hate, and 100% respect how serious they played this.

                                                                    • Michael Josias
                                                                      Michael Josias  2 months back

                                                                      so when is lebron's space jam coming out?

                                                                      • Gabriel Daltro
                                                                        Gabriel Daltro  2 months back

                                                                        Wouldn't it be a 3 pointer

                                                                        • Aidan Booth
                                                                          Aidan Booth  2 months back


                                                                          • jwallE93
                                                                            jwallE93  2 months back

                                                                            If Jordan was able to take Bugs with him to the NBA he would’ve had another 3peat

                                                                            • Keko Marley
                                                                              Keko Marley  2 months back

                                                                              Are we not gunna talk about the shot Danny Ainge put up at 5:10

                                                                              • HS Productions
                                                                                HS Productions  2 months back

                                                                                Late April Fools? Right?

                                                                                • Memeo Supremo
                                                                                  Memeo Supremo  2 months back

                                                                                  First time I watched this movie I was extremely high. It makes less sense now that I’m not

                                                                                  • Dy Tho
                                                                                    Dy Tho  2 months back

                                                                                    Can you do Tracy porter’s pick 6 in super bowl 44!

                                                                                    • JD
                                                                                      JD  2 months back


                                                                                      • Michael Heckman
                                                                                        Michael Heckman  2 months back

                                                                                        This is genius

                                                                                        • Strange stuff
                                                                                          Strange stuff  3 months back

                                                                                          this is awesome XD

                                                                                          • Ahmed Rahim
                                                                                            Ahmed Rahim  3 months back

                                                                                            "Marvin is corrupt beyon belief "😂😂😂

                                                                                            • Javier Perez
                                                                                              Javier Perez  3 months back

                                                                                              Please do more rewinders on sports movies