Upload Photo
MICHAEL JORDAN'S JUMPER: Jordan scripted the perfect ending
Caption / Share

MICHAEL JORDAN'S JUMPER: Jordan scripted the perfect ending to his Bulls' career with a jumper, holding the pose as the ball fell through the net to give Chicago an 87-86 lead over the Utah Jazz with 5.2 seconds left in Game 6 of the 1998 finals. Did Jordan get away with pushing off on Bryon Russell, as the beaten defender would always maintain? Maybe. But when you're a six-time NBA Finals MVP, you might get away with a bit more. "What a finish!" coach Phil Jackson screamed as he hugged Jordan after the buzzer. Sure was.(Credit: AP)

1 of 4

Share this photo

Crazy finishes in the NBA Finals

From Michael Jordan's Game 6 buzzer-beater in 1998 to Tony Parker's bank shot in 2013, relive some of the craziest finishes in NBA Finals history.

Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter for stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.