With the best-of-five first round series tied 2-2, Michael Jordan took charge of the Bulls in the final seconds of Game 5 when Chicago trailed the Cleveland Cavaliers by a point. Michael Jordan hit a jumper with 0:06 left to put his team in good position to win the series. On the Cav’s next possession, Craig Ehlo scored a go ahead bucket with only three ticks left on the game clock which looked to be their ticket to the next round.
With only seconds left, Michael Jordan caught an inbound pass and put up “The Shot”. With time expiring while the ball was in the air, the shot came down through the hoop and took the Bulls to the next round.
It was 20 years ago today that in this defining moment Michael Jordan pulled off the unimaginable. And the sneakers he wore while doing this? None other than the Air Jordan 4 Black/Red.
Michael, thanks again for all the memories and thank Matt Halfhill at NiceKicks for the story.
I put togther a shirt design for "The Shot" last year and never printed it.
The shirt is coming soon.
Posted by Like Mike at 1:16 AM