Utah Jazz , American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah , that plays in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association ( NBA ). The Jazz have won two conference championships (1997 and 1998).
Game 6 was the final game with the Bulls for Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson (both would retire from the National Basketball Association (NBA), then eventually return). This game earned, and still holds, the highest TV ratings of an NBA game of all time.
The Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s when they played a major part in popularizing the NBA worldwide. They are known for having one of the NBA’s greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats.
(Note: Six franchises — the Charlotte Hornets , Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers , Memphis Grizzlies , Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans — have never reached The Finals.
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The Utah Jazz are a team in the National Basketball Association in Utah . They were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1970s. Jazz music is popular in New Orleans, and the team was named the Jazz when it was in New Orleans. The team kept the name when it moved to Utah .
Michael Jordan insists in ‘The Last Dance’ he did not push off on Bryon Russell in 1998 NBA Finals. The moment captured Michael Jordan’s superior footwork, his clutch shooting and his flair for the theatrical. “Everybody says I pushed off — bull—-,” Jordan said in the final episode of “The Last Dance.
In the National Basketball Association ( NBA ), GOAT is an acronym for “Greatest of all time”. The term GOAT is used in all kinds of sports as an honorable title for the greatest player to ever have done it.
The ending of the ’98 Finals also cemented a legacy for the shoes he wore in that moment: a pair of Air Jordan 14s, which have since taken on the nickname “Last Shot.” Had Jordan hit the 3-pointer to win it all in Game 5, the 13s, not the 14s, would’ve become “Last Shot” Air Jordans .
In a repeat of the previous year’s Finals, the Bulls won the series 4 games to 2 for their third consecutive NBA title and their sixth in eight seasons.
Michael Jordan couldn’t have written a better ending to the 1997- 98 NBA season. With less than 15 seconds to go in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals , the Bulls superstar found himself in isolation against Jazz guard Bryon Russell.