20 years later, Utah Jazz's 1998 NBA Finals team still haunted by Jordan’s ‘Last Shot’

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  • MikeVike66 St. George, UT
    June 15, 2018 11:37 a.m.

    "Whether it was a foul or not, is still debated." Come on, anyone who watched the game or the replays knows it was a push-off to create space. Jordan's last shot (as a Bull) was proceeded by his last foul.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    June 14, 2018 11:04 p.m.

    Should also mention that two plays that took place prior to Jordan's push off may have been more significant. In one a Jazz player made a shot just before the buzzer, replay showed it was in time but it was not counted as Refs ruled it too late, end of first half I believe. Then later the Bulls were given credit for a shot that was after the buzzer, third qtr., making a difference of +4 points that should have been to the Jazz.

  • Kenngo1969 Pleasant Grove, UT
    June 14, 2018 1:57 p.m.

    Oh, Mr. Jordan can have his "Shot," and all of his adoring fans can fawn and drool over him forever (and it probably still won't be enough, for them ... or for him). Besides, ... drool? Yuck! But they do. And he thinks they should. And I'm sure I'll probably be pounded to death, metaphorically and rhetorically speaking, for failing to show Mr. Jordan adequate respect, but, for me, "The Shot" was, is, and always will be Game 6 in the 1997 Conference Finals, Houston-Rockets-vs.-Utah-Jazz.

    My home-teaching partner and I had scheduled a visit, so we put that duty ahead of everything else (it wasn't looking too good for the Jazz anyway, until Mr. Stockton decided he was going to put them on his shoulders and carry them home victorious, which I doubt anybody could have foreseen). In the course of our visit, we happened to mention the game. "Oh, what time does it start?" "Um ... It's on now." So, two of the ladies in our ward, my home teaching companion and I watched Mr. Stockton's exploits ... in awe, and, ultimately, in jubilation.

  • DNdep West Jordan, UT
    June 14, 2018 12:50 p.m.

    Was on a trip to San Francisco last week and walked into a poster shop on Pier 39 (famous tourist spot) and there in the corner, a 24x36 poster of "the shot." Still famous!

  • USU AGGIE FAN Logan, Utah
    June 14, 2018 12:38 p.m.

    Push off with the left hand to create the space.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    June 14, 2018 10:54 a.m.

    Jordon made his last shot as a Wizard.

  • Samson01 S. Jordan, UT
    June 14, 2018 9:56 a.m.

    Long time ago...yes. Still fun to talk about...yes.

    In that series...Jordan went to the Free throw line 70 times. The next highest total was Karl Malone at 38 times. Jordan Rules were in full effect that year! The Bulls went to the line 28 time more than the Jazz.

    Despite the Jordan rules...We were one shot away from a game seven.

    Still...Awesome that we were there two years in a row!

    Love to see our Jazz do it again!

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    June 14, 2018 9:17 a.m.

    1998 - Jordan Rules - yep, it absolutely was a push / foul - didn’t get called - game / series / championship.

    And life went on the next day.

  • rfrmac South Jordan, UT
    June 14, 2018 8:36 a.m.

    Move On.