Matchup: Game 5 WC Finals, Rockets @ Lakers
Goat: 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.
10. Ralph Sampson's Shocker