Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2009

Michael Jordan's "The Shot"

A moment so sublime they coined a phrase for it. "The Shot" refers to arguably the greatest basketball player in history, Michael Jordan, shooting arguably one of the most dramatic buzzer beaters in the history of the sport. His Chicago Bulls had been trailing the Cleveland Cavaliers for the entire duration of the fifth game of the first round of the NBA Playoffs; but with six seconds to go, a Jordan jumper put the Bulls in a 99-98 lead. Cleveland came back and it was 99-100 with 3.2 seconds to go. Let's go to commentator Jim Durham:

The inbounds pass comes in to Jordan. Here's Michael at the foul line, the shot on Ehlo ... good! The Bulls win! They win! Superman was Superman and no one is going to talk about that missed free throw in Game 4 now!