"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.
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.
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.
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!
Push off with the left hand to create the space.
Jordon made his last shot as a Wizard.
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!
1998 - Jordan Rules - yep, it absolutely was a push / foul - didn’t get
called - game / series / championship. And life went on the next