Utah’s social media team goes savage on Bulls
While the NBA was hoping to remind its fans about the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s historic shot in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Utah Jazz have surely not forgotten.
In an image that was considered as “The Last Shot” after his second retirement from the game, Jordan buried a mid-range jumper at the top of the key over Bryon Russell of the Utah Jazz, securing the Chicago Bulls’ second three-peat.
For the Jazz, that shot still shouldn’t have counted, and they let the NBA know over their Instagram post.
The last shot was cause for much debate, as Jordan pushed off on Bryon Russell to gain separation and drain the game-winning jumper — something that still stings to this day after losing on their own home floor.
19 years ago today: Bulls vs Jazz. Game 6. 1998 NBA Finals.
MJ w/ 45 points and the game winner over Bryon Russell. pic.twitter.com/flTI0ky9N5
— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) June 14, 2017
What was most epic about this shot was how the crowd went from a frenzy to complete and utter silence as Russell found himself out of reach and ultimately could do nothing but hear the swish of the net with only 5.2 seconds left in the game.
Jazz fans will surely resent this, but it will still go down as one of the most iconic moments in NBA history, a road dagger that sends chills through the spines of basketball fans across the world.