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THE ZAPPER
John Walters
April 19, 1999
Kids, for whom Michael Jordan is not just a basketball legend but also a historical figure, may enjoy Michael Jordan: An American Hero (Fox Family Channel, Sunday, 8 p.m.). But older fans of His Airness (played by Michael Jace) may wince at the inaccuracies in this TV-movie hagiography. Examples: Jordan wore a white Tar Heels jersey, not Carolina blue, in the 1982 NCAA final, and he was clad in road red, not home white, when the Bulls clinched the '91 NBA Finals. Also, Chicago wasn't the first NBA team to three-peat—the Minneapolis Lakers were, and the Celtics once eight-peated.
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April 19, 1999

The Zapper

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Kids, for whom Michael Jordan is not just a basketball legend but also a historical figure, may enjoy Michael Jordan: An American Hero (Fox Family Channel, Sunday, 8 p.m.). But older fans of His Airness (played by Michael Jace) may wince at the inaccuracies in this TV-movie hagiography. Examples: Jordan wore a white Tar Heels jersey, not Carolina blue, in the 1982 NCAA final, and he was clad in road red, not home white, when the Bulls clinched the '91 NBA Finals. Also, Chicago wasn't the first NBA team to three-peat—the Minneapolis Lakers were, and the Celtics once eight-peated.

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