BASKETBALL was big business back in 1990.

Michael Jordan was the absolute king of the NBA and every school and college student in Hampshire was looking to emulate him.

MJ, who only needed initials he was that famous, played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.

Considered the greatest basketball player of all time, he had a huge impact on teen fashion and became a global cultural icon. Everyone wanted to be seen in their Nike Air Jordan trainers and shoot hoops just like their hero.

Here are a selection of pictures from various Hampshire schools and colleges with successful basketball teams of the time.

See if you can spot anyone you know in the snaps, which mostly date back to the spring of 1990.