The Bulls fell short in the first three quarters, allowing the Jazz to take a 66-61 lead going into the fourth. But, they came back outscoring Jazz 26-20 in the final quarter, winning the game and the title.
Jordan totaled 45 points and took the winning shot in his last game with the Bulls after 13 seasons with the Chicago NBA affiliate.
Last minute of the game. Source: Tamas Karacsony on YouTube
The 1984 John Wooden Award winner from University of North Carolina was chosen third overall by the Bulls in the 1984 NBA draft. He played in Chicago until 1993. His father was murdered and Jordan Jr. lost interest in basketball. His eyes turned to baseball, the sport his dad wanted to see him play.
After an unsuccessful season in the minors, Air Jordan returned to the Bulls.
In 1997 Jordan showed his absolute dedication to the sport and his team. The Bulls were tied with the Jazz at two games a piece as they competed for the championship trophy and rumors circulated about him possibly not being well enough to play. Miraculously he came through the tunnel to the stadium in uniform and ready to score 38 points before being carried off the court by teammate Scottie Pippen.
Jordan came back from retirement in 2001 to play two seasons with the Washington Wizards before retiring from the NBA permanently.