On This Day, June 14, 1998 – Jordan leads Bulls to sixth NBA title

On June 14, 1998, Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 win over the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the NBA Finals to clinch their third consecutive NBA title. Jordan scored 45 points and hit the winning jump shot with 5.2 seconds left on the clock in what seemed a fitting end to a historic career. The Chicago Bulls won the NBA title every year from 1991 to 1998, except a two-year gap in 1994 and 1995 when Jordan left the NBA to play baseball. In the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, the Bulls faced the veteran Utah Jazz, led by point guard and all-time assists leader John Stockton and power forward Karl Malone, second on the career points list. The Bulls, led by Jordan, were a colorful group that included small forward Scottie Pippen, the controversial rebounding champ Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson, their Zen...

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