During Game 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals vs. Chicago, Karl Malone had an opportunity to give his team the lead with 9.2 seconds left in an 82-82 ball game. Just before Malone stepped to the charity stripe his good friend Scottie Pippen psyched him out. Pippen said, "Just remember, the mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays, Karl." He was right. Malone, a career 73% FT shooter, missed both free throws and Michael Jordan came down and won the game at the buzzer.
8. His Crucial Free Throw Misses in the 1997 Finals