NEW YORK, June 6 Ė Michael Jordanís game-winning shot in Game 6 of The 1998 Finals, which captured the Chicago Bullsí sixth championship, has been named the greatest playoff moment among the 60 Greatest Playoff Moments in NBA History according to fans around the world in 180 countries who voted on NBA.com. The ranking was revealed tonight during a special NBA TV telecast, The 60 Greatest Playoff Moments: The Top 10. ESPN will have a special presentation of the show on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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A panel of basketball experts, comprised of high-profile print, Internet and broadcast journalists, as well as NBA legends, were invited to select the 60 Greatest Playoff Moments in NBA History. The panelistsí selection of the top 10 moments was then posted on NBA.com in chronological order beginning on Wednesday, May 24, and fans had the opportunity to vote on the site to help rank them as they saw fit up until Monday, June 5.


Michael Jordan's game-winner vs. Utah topped the list.
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The 60 Greatest Playoff Moments in NBA History expert panel included 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and Hall of Famer Bill Russell; six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls and ESPN NBA studio analyst Scottie Pippen; two-time NBA champion, Hall of Famer and ABC/ESPN analyst Bill Walton; TNT play-by-play announcer Marv Albert; USA Today writer David DuPree; Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum and ESPN.com writer Bill Simmons as well as many others.

The top 10 ranking of the 60 Greatest Moments Playoff Moments includes:

TOP 10 GREATEST PLAYOFF MOMENTS IN NBA HISTORY

1.) 1998 Michael Jordanís Game-Winner vs. the Jazz in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

2.) 1980 Magic Johnsonís Magical Performance vs. Philadelphia in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

3.) 1970 Here Comes Willis! Willis Reedís dramatic entrance in Game 7 of the NBA Finals

4.) 1987 Birdís Steal vs. Isiah and the Pistonsí Pocket, Game 5, Eastern Conference Finals

5.) 1965 John Havlicek ďStole the BallĒ vs. Philadelphia in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals

6.) 1976 Gar Heardís turnaround shot vs. Boston in the second overtime of Game 5 of the NBA Finals triple overtime classic

7.) 1970 Jerry Westís 60-Foot Jumper vs. New York in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

8.) 1987 Magic Johnsonís Junior, Junior Skyhook in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

9.) 1958 Bob Pettitís 50 Points in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Interrupts Bostonís Dynasty

10.) 1986 Michael Jordanís 63-point game vs. Boston in Game 2, Eastern Conference First Round