What is basketball’s greatest Finals moment? What two players met in the game’s best duel? What is the greatest dunk of all time? From Feb. 15 through March 15, we asked you, the fans, to vote on the greatest plays, moments and players in NBA History. The answers were revealed during the "NBA's TOP 10 GREATEST" on The History Channel on April 21 at 8 p.m. ET along with debate and analysis from an expert panel of basketball legends, coaches and sportswriters.

The History Channel “NBA’s TOP 10 GREATEST” Reveals Greatest Moments
in NBA History as Determined by Fans


On Thursday, April 21st, the final results of the fan-based voting were unveiled during a one-hour History Channel special entitled “NBA’s Top 10 Greatest.” The History Channel special was hosted by television commentator and NBA Legend Bill Walton and featured commentary and debate from NBA Legends George Gervin, Dave Cowens, Walt “Clyde” Frazier and senior writer for ESPN, Ric Bucher.

Using NBA game highlights and interviews with players and experts, The History Channel presented 10 categories and the four most likely candidates for each as host Bill Walton and the panel offered their choices prior to revealing the results of the fan-based voting for each category.

Poll results for “NBA’s Top 10 Greatest”:

Greatest Finals Moment
1. Michael Jordan's last-second steal and shot against the Utah Jazz from the 1998 NBA Finals, which gave the Chicago Bulls their third championship in a row
2. Michael Jordan’s 38-point performance with a 103 degree fever, which helped give the Chicago Bulls a 3-2 lead in the 1997 NBA Finals

Greatest Shot
1. Derek Fisher’s buzzer-beater for the Lakers in Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference Playoffs against the Spurs
2. Reggie Miller’s back-to-back three-pointers for the Pacers in the 1995 Playoffs against the Knicks

Greatest Duel
1. Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson
2. Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers

Greatest Coaching Performances
1. Phil Jackson leading the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years
2. Red Auerbach leading the Boston Celtics to eight straight NBA titles

Greatest Slam Dunk
1. Vince Carter winning the 2000 Slam Dunk title
2. Michael Jordan’s famous dunk from the free throw line in 1988

Greatest Upset
1. Tracy McGrady scoring13 points in the final 35 seconds, including a game-winning three-pointer, to lift the Houston Rockets over the Spurs
2. The # 8 seated Denver Nuggets defeating the # 1 seated Seattle Sonics in the first round of the 1994 NBA playoffs

Greatest New Star
1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

Greatest Dynamic Duo
1. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls
2. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers

Greatest Move
1. Michael Jordan with his mid-air hand-switch shot in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals vs. the Lakers
2. Philadelphia's Julius Erving’s amazing hangtime during the 1980 NBA Finals vs. the Lakers

Greatest Championship Team
1. The 1996 Chicago Bulls and their 72 victories over the course of the season
2. Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics of the 1960s