Jordan, Magic, and Young Kobe-Top 3 Games in NBA Finals History


The NBA Finals—Where dreams come true, legends are born, tears are shed, and cheers fill the stadium. In honor of the 2016 NBA Finals coming up, let’s take a look at some of history’s most memorable NBA Final’s games and match-ups.

1.) The infamous Chicago Bulls franchise of the 90’s.
One of the most memorable trios in basketball—Who can forget Jordan’s fade away, Pippin’s attitude, and Rodman’s hair. Besides those characteristics, these three knew how to compete and contributed to one of the most known winning sports franchises in history. Lets’ just say the 90’S wouldn’t be the same without the Chicago Bulls.

Chicago Bulls 90's Trio-Jordan, Pippin, and Rodman

Chicago Bulls 90’s Trio-Jordan, Pippin, and Rodman

Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz: 1998 NBA Finals- Game 6
Michael Jordan styled up the court in his rumored ‘last game’ in the NBA. Jordan had 37 points mid fourth quarter. At this point, the score was going back and forth—-Karl Malone and John Stockton tried to double team Jordan, but it was too difficult of a task for Michael’s fade-away jump shot, and unstoppable drives to the basket. With help from the squad, and MJ hitting that infamous jump shot from the three-point line, the Bulls win the game for their second-repeat championship. Anyone else remember watching this game? Take me back!JOrdans Final-ish shot

2.) The Team in Gold—The Los Angeles Lakers
“Its’ human nature to have doubts, It’s how you respond that matters. Do you let those doubts linger, and are honest with yourself and face the fact that you do have doubts…—And now that you have them, what are you going to do?— Are you going to let those thoughts sit there? Or are you going to attack them, face the problem, and challenge them”- Kobe Bryant, 2000 Finals

Reggie Miller attemping to block Kobe's jumper

Reggie Miller attemping to block Kobe’s jumper

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers:2000 Finals- Game 6
There is this commonly known expression in the NBA called, “the Lake Show,” and that it was. The Los Angeles Lakers have a pretty undeniable championship winning record. 16 Championship titles to be exact. For those of you that don’t know the term, ‘Lake Show,’ that’s okay. Check out the video below and see Kobe, Shaq, Green, and Harper tear up game 6 of the 2000 finals to win the title.

3.) Now let’s head back to 1991-The Glory Days
The 90’s wasn’t just the Chicago show. No way. The NBA had something else too–It had a little magic…

Magic Johnson looking for one of his teammates for the pass—He ended game 5 with 20 assists

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls:1991 NBA Finals- Game 5
Didn’t get a chance to see the infamous 1991 NBA Finals first hand? Me neither. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to witness this glorious 1991 match-up between the Bulls and Lakers—Well, because I was too busy being born. Yep, I was born during the 1991 NBA Finals. This series was so good, my dad even admitted, “I was watching the series while you were being born, it was playing on the delivery room.” This could be why I love Lakers. If you’re like me, and didn’t get the chance to see Magic and Michael battle for the NBA title, watch the video below and see what you missed.

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Hannah Cooper

A Santa Barbara and Central Coast veteran for over fifteen years. I graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associates Degree in Communication Studies, and now in my final quarter at Antioch University specializing in Multi Media and Marketing. Aside from school, you can catch me exploring hidden beaches, reading, attending music shows, or chatting about the latest sports news. Did I mention, I am a Kobe Bryant fanatic? My past experiences and academics has sparked a passion for writing and the desire to learn in all aspects of life. Dream job is to be a sports content contributor for ESPN, so I can debate with the boys.

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