Cultural References

Michael Jordan (Sports, Games and Toys, People)

"Hey, Wallace. How was practice?"
"I was on fire out there. Three-point line, hand in my face, fadeaway like Jordan!"

Michael Jordan is possibly the most well-known basketball player of all time. Wallace is currently the most well-known basketball player at Neptune High. But no matter how good his fadeaway jumper, it's doubtful that the phrase "slam-dunk from the free-throw line like Jordan" will ever be uttered by 5'6" Wallace.

1.12 "Clash of the Tritons"

"Go kick some ass, Air Fennel."

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, got the nickname Air Jordan because of his gravity-defying leaping abilities and highlight-reel-worthy slam dunks. While it was awfully sweet of Veronica to offer these words of support to Wallace before his big game, I'm not sure if 5'6" Wallace deserves such lofty praise.

1.16 "Betty and Veronica"

"Did you see his running teardrop from the lane?"
"I saw it. It was Jordanesque."

If you know the name of one basketball player, it's Michael Jordan. Named the greatest athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, he's won more accolades than we can count, which makes Veronica's comparison of Wallace's talents the highest of compliments.

2.14 "Versatile Toppings"
Who's Who bio: Michael Jordan
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