Watch ‘The Shot’ from a new angle

By Jeff Case

Michael Jordan has a lengthy list of game-winners he drilled throughout his career. But perhaps his first/best known one was the basket he made against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the decisive Game 5 of the first round in 1989.

Best known as ‘The Shot’, we can almost guarantee that you’ve seen the following clip before …

VIDEO: Michael Jordan dispatches the Cavaliers in 1989

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet/the Twitterverse, though, a NEW, court-level angle of MJ’s bucket is out there to delight Bulls fans (and further torment Cavs fans and Craig Ehlo) …

(h/t For The Win & @SneakerDave)



  1. Robert says:

    Greatest of all time…

  2. None Of The Above says:

    Right in the middle part of the NBA’s golden era.

  3. Go Mavs says:

    SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. MICHAEL! says:


  5. Dave says:

    Is it me, or do the games from Jordan’s era have a lot more physicality, speed, and athleticism?

    It looks as if today’s teams would have no chance against teams of the past.

    • TL says:

      no way man, if it’s played under today’s rules, today’s team would definitely beat the teams in the past.

  6. Antonio Perez says:

    sorry TL but i think is the other way around , how ever i do respect your opinion and your point of view today’s team playing in the past rules forget about it they don’t stand a chance , in today’s game they don’t allow you to play physical so the advantaged goes to the guys from the past , then if you switch things around putting the guys from the past playing with todays rules is another masacre , guys that are use to play physical then how today’s player are going to stop them if you can’t touch them , the only advantage that i see for today’s guys is that the guys from the past can’t play tough old school defense because most likely the entire team and the beach will fouled out , but that is easily fixable just lower your intensity to match today’s game. if Jordan average 30 points at that time he will average 50 points in today’s game , phil once mentioned that . sorry for my bad english

  7. Antonio Perez says:

    yeah i will like to know why my post was not accepted , i only express my opinion didn’t said nothing bad or offensive , so what is the deal , let me guess i’m not allowed to say that the nba back then was better that it is today , that back then was more of a man sport , and one final guess your are not going to accept this post either

  8. Nathan Lambert says:

    It’s funny, one thing I’d always noticed in that original footage is the large guy in yellow on the left side of the screen, behind the celebrating Bulls players, looking like he reeeaaaaaallly wants to go and celebrate with the players on the pitch, but not quite daring to go…

    Turns out he’s the guy in that video telling the camera guy to go interview MJ… Strange feeling, finding out the truth behind a detail that you thought would always be a mystery lol!