Written By: Stephanie Santa Maria
Today, it is still on of the most memorable plays of Michael Jordan’s career. Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, 5.2 seconds on the clock, and the Chicago Bulls down by one. Jordan takes the long shot—he scores! The Bulls win the championship and the shot remains Jordan’s final playoff moment of his career.
Problem is, the shot should never have counted. Replays show quite definitively that Jordan pushed off the Utah Jazz defender, Bryon Russell.
The officials never saw it. Or at least, they never called it.