Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot (Exceptional by Mark Stewart
By Mark Stewart
From three-pointers to slam dunks, sleek: the hunt for Basketball's excellent Shot is going past the list books and explores all facets of constructing a basket. This ebook beneficial properties notable photographs, participant profiles, and a whole bunch trivialities. Authors Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy conceal basketball from the overdue 1800s to fashionable occasions, showcasing most sensible female and male gamers either on the collage point and within the professionals.
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Sylvia Hatchell signed floorboard 31 Jordan Hits a High Note M JUNE 14, 1998 • SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH ichael Jordan had already won five NBA championships when the Bulls took the court against the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. The Jazz wanted to win badly. They had played well in the series but trailed three games to two. Even so, Utah was confident it could win Game 6 and take the championship in Game 7. With less than a minute left, the Jazz had the ball and the lead, 86–85. A victory was within their grasp.
In the century since Page’s famous shots, a lot of strange things have happened on the basketball court. Sometimes, good luck plays a part. In a preseason NBA 47 game in 1969, Donnie May of the New York Knicks did not see a pass coming from a teammate. The ball bounced off his head and landed right in the basket. Sometimes, bad luck leads to 2 points—for the other team. In a 2007 NBA game, Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers lost his grip on the ball after grabbing a rebound. The ball popped in the air and went into his own basket.
Even so, Utah was confident it could win Game 6 and take the championship in Game 7. With less than a minute left, the Jazz had the ball and the lead, 86–85. A victory was within their grasp. John Stockton passed to Karl Malone, but Jordan got his hand on the ball. He made the steal and dribbled toward the Utah basket. Bryon Russell was waiting for him near the three-point line. Bryon Russell turns to watch as Michael Jordan releases his game-winning shot. 32 Swish Russell was a good defender. When Jordan faked to the basket, Russell stayed with him, but Russell’s foot slipped just a bit.