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SIX RINGS, SIX FINALS MVP AWARDS
NBA Finals Highlights

MJ Finals
Jordan led Chicago to the franchise's first-ever NBA Championship.

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   RECAP
No one questioned Michael Jordan's individual talent. But up to the 1990-91 season, there were skeptics who doubted his chances of carrying a team to the NBA Championship. But those doubters learned, do not underestimate Jordan. In the ensuing years, Jordan and the Bulls would set a standard of excellence by winning six NBA Championships in eight seasons and establish the Bulls as the team of the '90s. Jordan was his glorious self in the Finals each season, earning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards in all six Finals appearances.

  HONORS
1991 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1992 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1993 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1996 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1997 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1998 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

   FINALS STATS
YEAR G GS MPG FG% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
1991 5 5 44.0 .558 .848 1.6 5.0 6.6 11.4 2.80 1.4031.2
1992 6 6 42.3 .526 .891 1.0 3.8 4.8 6.5 1.67 0.3335.8
1993 6 6 45.7 .508 .694 2.5 6.0 8.5 6.3 1.67 0.6741.0
1996 6 6 42.0 .415 .836 1.7 3.7 5.3 4.2 1.67 0.1727.3
1997 6 6 42.7 .456 .764 1.5 5.5 7.0 6.0 1.170.8332.3
1998 6 6 41.7 .427 .814 1.5 2.5 4.0 2.3 1.83 0.6733.5


   1991
Game 2
Michael makes the move against the Lakers in Game 2 of the 1991 Finals.
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Game 3
MJ pulls up and drains the clutch jumper over Byron Scott to force overtime in Game 3 of the '91 Finals.
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Game 4
Michael Jordan sends the Bulls into the locker room happy with the halftime-buzzer beating jumper to extend Chicago's lead.
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Game 5
Michael Jordan beats the Lakers down the floor and rises for the one-hand windmill jam.
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   1992
Game 1
Michael Jordan sinks his then-record sixth trey of the first half -- then shrugs in seeming disbelief -- en route to a record-breaking 35 points before halftime.
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Game 1
Jordan flies in to ram home the missed fastbreak layup by Scottie Pippen. The Bulls took Game 1 of the '92 Finals, 122-89.
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Game 2
Jordan helps send the game to overtime, as he hangs in midair, pulls the ball back and flips it in over the outstretched arm of Portland's Kevin Duckworth.
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Game 3
Jordan puts the finishing touches on game 3, driving down the lane and slamming it hard over Jerome Kersey.
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Game 4
Michael Jordan gets out alone on the break, avoids Clyde Drexler at the hoop and scoops the ball in for two.
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Game 5
Michael Jordan fades away and hits over Jerome Kersey, but falls onto a camera out of bounds and hurts his ankle.
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Game 6
MJ buries the turnaround jumper over Drexler to extend the Bulls lead to four points in the final two minutes of Game 6.
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Game 6
Jordan stands on the scorers table and waves his two fingers overhead, signifying the Bulls repeat championship.
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   1993
Game 1
MJ splits the lane and switches hands in midair to score the floating layup against the Suns.
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Game 2
MJ gets the pass from Pippen, pulls up in transition and buries the three as the Bulls edge the Suns in Game 2 of the '93 Finals.
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Game 3
MJ cuts to the basket, takes the feed from Pippen and connects on the clutch layup in the 2nd OT. The Suns snuck up and took Game 3 in triple OT, though.
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Game 4
MJ drives down the middle of the lane, hits on the layup and picks up the foul on Dan Majerle.
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Game 5
MJ turns, fades and buries the jumper over Dan Majerle in what had become typical Jordan fashion.
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Game 6
Jordan goes end to end with the ball, laying it up to cut the Suns' lead to 98-96 with less than 30 seconds to play, setting the scene for Paxson's series-winning three.
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   1996
Game 1
MJ takes the feed from Pippen, sqaures up and knocks down the trey in Game 1 of the '96 NBA Finals against the Sonics.
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Game 2
MJ proves deadly on the baseline as he spins and drains the tough fadeaway jumper over Hersey Hawkins in Game 2 of the '96 Finals, in which Chicago edged the Sonics.
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Game 3
Jordan strokes the three and draws the foul on David Wingate to set up the rare four-point play.
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Game 4
Scottie Pippen makes the steal and dishes to Jordan on the break; MJ goes up, adjusts in midair and banks home the bucket.
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Game 6
Jordan finishes the break with a layup off a Pippen steal, and the two Bulls' leaders congratulate each other as the Sonics call time.
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Game 6
Jordan celebrates by hugging the ball to his chest after the Bulls win their fourth NBA title in six years.
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   1997
Game 1
Michael Jordan drains the jumper at the buzzer, giving the Bulls a thrilling 84-82 win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
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Game 2
Jordan sends the no-look pass to Scottie Pippen underneath for a one-handed slam as the Bulls build a 16-point lead.
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Game 5
Michael Jordan caps his heroic 38-point performance with the clutch trey to put the Bulls up 88-85 in Game 5 of the 1997 Finals.
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Game 6
Steve Kerr takes the feed from Michael Jordan and buries the series-clinching jumper in Game 6 of the 1997 Finals.
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Game 6
The Bulls celebrate winning their fifth NBA championship.
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   1998
Game 2
Following his missed three-point shot attempt, Bulls guard Steve Kerr grabs the offensive rebound and dishes it into the lane to Michael Jordan for the layin and the foul, late in the fourth quarter.
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Game 3
Michael Jordan slides backdoor along the baseline, gets around Utah's Shandon Anderson, receives the pass from Luc Longley and jams it home.
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Game 3
Michael Jordan, fouled by Utah's Greg Ostertag, flips an incredible reverse shot off the glass for two of his 24 points.
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Game 4
Chicago's Michael Jordan spins away from Shandon Anderson in the post and hits the clutch right-handed layin coming down the stretch.
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Game 4
In the final seconds of the first half, Michael Jordan dips under Utah's Bryon Russell and sinks the buzzer-beating finger-roll, giving Chicago a 39-37 lead.
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Game 5
While falling over the baseline, Michael Jordan sinks the tough behind-the-backboard jumper over Utah's Shandon Anderson to beat the shot-clock buzzer in the second quarter.
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Game 6
Michael Jordan posts up Utah's Bryon Russell, spins and drains the fadeaway jumper for two points in the third quarter.
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Game 6
With 5.2 seconds remaining, Michael Jordan knocks down the clutch jumper for his 45th point, giving the Bulls an 87-86 lead.
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Game 6
Michael Jordan embraces Phil Jackson as the Bulls celebrate after defeating the Jazz to win the 1998 NBA Finals.
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   STREAMING VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
1991: Michael's Most Amazing Move?
In Game 2 of the 1991 NBA Finals against the Lakers, Michael Jordan made a spectacular move that seemed even more unbelievable every time it was replayed.
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1992: Jordan Blazes Away From Long Range
They said three-point shooting wasn't his forte, but Michael Jordan was 'in the zone' in Game 1 of the '92 Finals vs. Portland, burying six first-half treys.
RealVideo: 28.8+ | ISDN

1997: Flu Doesn't Stop Jordan in 1997 NBA Finals
Ravaged by the flu, Jordan scored 38 points in Game 5, including the tie-breaking three-pointer with 25 seconds left to lift the Bulls over the Jazz 90-88.
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1998: Jordan Jolts Jazz in Game 6
With Chicago trailing by three points, Michael Jordan scored on a drive, stripped the ball from Karl Malone, and then buried the game-winning shot with 5.2 seconds to go.
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