Ranking Every NBA Finals MVP

13. Michael Jordan (1998)

Team: Chicago Bulls
Opponent: Utah Jazz
Result: Bulls over Jazz, 4-2
Finals stats: 33.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.8 SPG

No matter which Jordan MVP performance you pick, you're going to find one iconic moment. Jordan's jumper over Byron Russell may just be the signature moment of MJ's entire career, a fitting ending for a player whose penchant for coming through when it mattered most has become the most indelible mark of his greatness.

In a way, these moments have also overshadowed his incredible consistency throughout these championship series, and in this instance "The Final Shot" overshadows everything he did in the final minute of Game 6 just to get to that point. After John Stockton hit a three to give the Jazz a three-point lead with 41.9 seconds to play, Jordan promptly hit a layup then ripped the ball away from Karl Malone to get his team the ball back with 20 seconds to go. The rest, as they say, is history.

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