Take a trip down memory lane as we share a crazy moment at the podium, an amazing posterization, an absolute on-court fail or a memorable shooting performance from the postseason of the National Basketball Association in This Day in NBA Playoffs History.
In 1998, Michael Jordan decided to leave the game of basketball on a high note in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Oh, what's that? Wiz-who? Look, unless you're talking about that ridiculous two-handed block, those two seasons with the Wizards never happened, okay? Anyway...with the Jazz up by three and 41.9 seconds remaining, Jordan, like a light switch, turned on his greatness.
First, Mike was able to drive past Bryon Russell to the basket for the layup, cutting Utah's lead to one with 37.1 seconds left. Then, Jordan was able to sneakily swat the ball out of Karl Malone's hands, giving possession back to Chicago. As the clock continued to wind down, MJ made space for himself with one of the most debated moves in NBA history and sank "The Last Shot" of his career with the Bulls.
If you want to check out that amazing last minute in its entirety, check out the video below.