NBA celebrates Jordan’s historic final shot as Bull, Jazz remind you he pushed off


Today is the 20th anniversary of a bit of history — Michael Jordan hitting his final shot as a Chicago Bull, a pull-up midrange jumper to beat the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. That shot gave Jordan his sixth ring.

He also pushed off. The NBA allowed a more physical game then anyway, and in the final seconds of Game 6 of the Finals Jordan was going to get a lot of leeway, and he knew it — so he pushed off Long Beach State’s own Bryon Russell and created the space he needed to get a clean look.

The NBA was celebrating that putting the video out on social media.

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But check out the Utah Jazz official account pitching in.

Well done, Utah. But Chicago gets to keep the banner.