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You know, there was once a time on Ball Don't Lie when it was basically impossible to slip a vintage Michael Jordan video past our radars. We've previously posted YouTube clips of MJ stealing kids' bikes; MJ dunking a head of lettuce; MJ losing a game of one-on-one to some mutual fund CEO; and many more. But a funny thing happened last month — we missed one. A really, really good one.

Via YouTube connoisseur "rairjordan" comes this epic footage of a young Michael playing ball against Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins and Kenny Rogers — yes, that Kenny Rogers! — during the country-singer-cum-chicken-magnate's "Classic Weekend" in 1988. And as if that description wasn't enough, consider that legendary Lakers' play-by-play man Chick Hearn calls the heated three-on-three action. Slam dunk!

Excuse the hyperbole, but "Kenny Rogers puts Jordan in the popcorn machine and hits a 21-footer" is the greatest quote of all time. The crack after Bird's "rafter three" was good, too. Chick Hearn was the best.

Thanks to You Been Blinded, The Hoop Doctors and Court Surfing for previously posting this YouTube gold, and to BDL reader mickeyjimmy for the heads up via Twitter

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