Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky are arguably the greatest players to ever play their respective sports. 'Game Changers' was developed to showcase the parallels between these two iconic athletes. Each athlete's story is told through five images, starting with a color image of each.
Michael Jordan 'The Shot' in the 1989 playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers is one of his most memorable NBA moments. Two seasons later, he began a streak of winning three consecutive NBA Championships. His legendary success on the court led to a press conference on October 6, 1993 where he retired from the game for the first time. Jordan returned to the court two seasons later and won three more rings. After he finally retired, the Chicago Bulls built a statue of him outside of their arena.
In 1982, against the Buffalo Sabres Wayne scored his 77th regular season goal, breaking the record for most goals in a single season. Two seasons later in 1984, Wayne led the Edmonton Oilers to the first of his four Stanley Cup Trophies in five seasons. After his fourth championship, the Oilers traded their star to the Los Angeles Kings. On August 9, 1988 a press conference was held to welcome Gretzky to the Kings. The Edmonton Oilers later erected a statue of their former star captain. It's rare for organizations to build statues of one of their athletes.
Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky each were that rare athlete worthy of such an honor. Even rarer is an athlete having a press conference that changes the landscape of the sport as a whole. These two legends did that. This 36" x 18" 'Game Changers' collage pays homage to the best athlete in each sport. This framed image measures approximately 40" x 22". Each legendary athlete has inked his name in black paint pen. Their signatures were witnessed under UDA's Five-Step Authentication Process.