Perform like Mike/anyone/ Tyson, Jordan, Jackson
Every now and then I have to bring that braniac dumb, dumb and bust the scientifical, today is on the legend of Mike. If you an 80’s baby then you probably already know the legend of Mike, if not let me explain. The legend of Mike is not that of one singular individual but of three, Mike Jackson, Mike Tyson and Mike Jordan. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s these three individuals dominated the sports and entertainment world with a ferocious grip. The line spewed from Biggie’s lips in victory was more than a line it was a way of saluting the gods. Each Mike was successful and reached the pinnacle of that success by having video games in their likeness. Michael Jackson had the critically acclaimed Moonwalker for the SEGA, Moonwalker was a beautiful game but I thought the music was limited due to the systems sound capabilities at the time. Michael Jordan reached a little higher with the now classic Jordan vs. Bird. The game was like no other of its time, offering a full fledge dunk contest and the ability to play with two of the NBA’s finest. But it was Mike Tyson who would be most celebrated with his 1987 NES smash Mike Tyson’s Punchout. I can still remember Lil Mac in the pink hoodie running with the statute of liberty in the background, the game also had Mario in it! At this time Mario was major, he was on cereal boxes, TV, movies, etc, so to have him as a referee was the cherry on top. What always made me laugh though is how Mario would talk, he sounded like the adults in the Peanuts cartoons, the Charlie Brown joints. Michael Jackson is the king of Pop hands down, Michael Air Jordan revolutionized the game of basketball and Mike Tyson was the last of the truly exciting heavyweight champions. The 3 Mike’s have cemented a spot in pop culture history and will always be remembered as icons and rightfully so.You know HHTT always got the gems ready, peep the classic Tyson commercial from yesteryear.
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