What else could have taken the No. 1 spot?
Along with Russ Hodge's "The Giants win the pennant!", Al Michaels' "Do you believe in miracles," Howard Cosell's "Down goes Frazier" and the other great calls in sports history, this exclamation by Johnny Most on the Boston Celtics radio feed will live on forever.
In Game 7 of the 1965 Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics held a slim 110-109 lead over Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76ers in the final seconds of the game. Boston was already preparing to shoot free throws when Bill Russell's inbounds pass hit the wires coming down from the ceiling of the Boston Garden and the ball, and possibly the game, belonged to the visiting team.
Hal Greer prepared to inbound the ball to Wilt, but seeing that he was shut down, he jumped in the air and attempted to throw the rock to Chet Walker. John Havlicek saw where the pass was going, jumped the lane and then...
"Greer is putting the ball into play. He gets it out deep. Havlicek steals it. Over to Sam Jones. Havlicek stole the ball! It's all over! It's all over! Johnny Havlicek stole the ball!"
I have watched this clip a thousand times and I have yet to avoid getting goosebumps when Most's voice rises an octave and what seems like a hundred decibels before screaming "Havlicek steals it."