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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Jordan still soars on ESPN Classic


The rumors of Michael Jordan's possible return to NBA action continue to circulate. As "His Airness" ponders the future, ESPN Classic will celebrate his glorious past. Beginning on Saturday, June 2 at noon ET, Rece Davis will host ESPN Classic's 19-hour tribute highlighting Michael Jordan's best NBA Finals performances. In addition to nine NBA Finals games and the Jordan SportsCentury profile, ESPN Classic will present a best of Jordan conversations, Jordan Did You Knows and highlights of Jordan's best moments in college and the NBA -- the buzzer beaters, the dunk contests, his 63-point game against the Celtics, his jumper to lift UNC to the 1982 NCAA title, and more. If you like Mike, ESPN Classic is the place to be. Here's the schedule:
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Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball during the 1991 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
All times Eastern

Saturday, June 2

Noon - 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5: Chicago Bulls @ Los Angeles Lakers
The Bulls win their first NBA title, 108-101, led by Scottie Pippen's 32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Michael Jordan finishes with 30 points, 10 assists and five steals to clinch his first NBA Finals MVP Award.

2 p.m. - 1992 NBA Finals, Game 6: Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls
The Bulls come back from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit behind Michael Jordan's 33 points for a 97-93 victory and repeat as NBA champions.

4 p.m. - 1993 NBA Finals, Game 6 Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix Suns
John Paxson nails a three-pointer with only seconds remaining to give the Bulls a 99-98 victory and their third straight NBA championship.

6 p.m. - 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6: Seattle SuperSonics @ Chicago Bulls
An emotional Michael Jordan cries on the locker room floor on Father's Day after Chicago's 87-75 win clinches his first championship since his father's death in 1993.

8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Michael Jordan

9 p.m. - 1997 NBA Finals, Game 6: Utah Jazz @ Chicago Bulls
The Bulls 90-86 win clinches their fifth NBA title, and Michael Jordan wins his fifth NBA Finals MVP award. With five seconds remaining, Steve Kerr makes the biggest basket of his career, sealing the victory for the Bulls.

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Michael Jordan saved the Bulls several times during the 1998 Finals.
11 p.m. - 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6: Chicago Bulls @ Utah Jazz
In his final game, Michael Jordan carries the Bulls to their sixth NBA championship of the 1990s, scoring 45 points and producing three critical plays in the final 38 seconds as Chicago beats Utah, 87-86.

Sunday, June 3
1 a.m. - 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5: Chicago Bulls @ Utah Jazz
Michael Jordan, playing with a flu virus that leaves him dehydrated and in visible distress, scores 38 points and hits a three-pointer with 25 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls a 90-88 victory.

3 a.m. - 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1: Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan sets an NBA playoffs record with 35 first half points, including six three-pointers, and finishes with 39 points as the Bulls win, 122-89.

5 a.m. - 1991 NBA Finals, Game 2: Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan takes three shots and scores two points in the first 20 minutes of the game, then finishes with 33 points in the Bulls 107-86 victory.





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