Sometimes it is possible to duplicate history.
At least that's what NBC Today Show anchor Matt Lauer had in mind when he set out to recreate a famous Michael Jordan photograph from the 1988 NBA slam dunk competition at Chicago Stadium.
Lauer worked with Bill Smith, the Chicago Bulls team photographer who captured the mid-air photo where Jordan took off from the free throw line.
A crew from the off-Broadway show Fuerza Bruta helped get Lauer into the proper position, using harnesses, pulleys and fishing line.
The final product turned out to be very close to the original -- using a little green screen and Photoshop help, of course.
The Today Show is recreating famous photographs all week, including The Beatles Abbey Road crosswalk shot.