We Remember: Michael Jordan Hits Game-Winner to Win 6th Title in 1998 NBA Finals

SALT LAKE CITY - JUNE 14:  Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls shoots a jump shot against Bryon Russell #3 the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls at the Delta Center on June 14, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Bulls defeated the Jazz 87-86.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 14, 2014

Michael Jordan had plenty of highlight plays during his career, but this might go down as one of the biggest.

16 years ago today, Jordan was playing in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. With the clock running out, Jordan crossed over Bryon Russell and hit the game-wining shot with 5.2 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls the 87-86 win.

Jordan finished the game with 45 points, and the win helped him secure his sixth and final NBA title.


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