Former UNC star and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan was in attendance at Monday’s national championship game between the No. 1 Tar Heels and No. 2 Villanova Wildcats.
During the second half, Jordan was interviewed by TBS sideline reporter Craig Sager, who asked the former Tar Heel how often he thinks about his game-winning shot for UNC in the 1982 national championship game against Georgetown.
“That’s the birth of Michael Jordan,” the 14-time NBA All-Star said. “Before then, I was Mike Jordan. I make that shot, I’m Michael Jordan...For me, it started my career.”
Watch the interview below:
During his three seasons at UNC, Jordan averaged 17.7 points and five rebounds per game.