Date: 5/21/1986
Matchup: Game 5 WC Finals, Rockets @ Lakers
: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Career years: 1969-89
Career stats: 1560 G, 24.6 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 3.6 APG, 0.9 SPG, 2.6 BPG

As defending-champs the Lakers were clear favorites in their matchup with the Houston Rockets. The Lake Show was surprised when Ralph Sampson's game-winning shot over Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sealed the 1986 Western Conference Finals for Houston in a 4-1 series victory. Sampson's behind-the-back shot is kind of ridiculous and amazing at the same time. Abdul-Jabbar was nearing the end of his historic career, retiring in 1989. Is this the reason they took so long to give the man his damn statue? SMH.