Originally Posted by E_Stamkos
That final 6 minute stretch against Utah was breath taking and effectually defines why he's the single greatest player to ever grace the court.
OK, we can rank final 6 minute performances of all time in the finals in another thread and obviously GOAT MJ will shit on all, but this ranking is about single shots in the finals. MJ has the the best compilation of game winning/tying shots in the finals either by himself or as an assist. It's not close. And just to keep a lestan honest, yes, he shits all over LeBron and does so during a time when it was harder to score the ball and much more physical.
1. 1991 NBA Finals Game 3 game-tyer
2. 1997 NBA Finals Game 1 game-winner over Russell
3. 1997 NBA Finals Game 5 go-ahead 3-pointer
4. 1997 NBA Finals Game 6 series-winning assist to Kerr
5. 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 tying-assist to Longley to send the Game to OT.
6. 1998 NBA Finals Game 6 series winning steal and shot
But none of these single instances are greater than what Ray Allen did in 13 or what Kyrie did in 16. You take in all the context, the shots, the difficulty, how they happened, what they meant...and you are left with the 2 most iconic shots in all of NBA finals history, with MJ's shot coming in at a very close #3. This has nothing to do with making LeBron's finals success look lesser than it is. That's a bonus fun fact. This has to do with the shots themselves.
Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
You dont really defend Michael Jordan.
I stopped reading right there. Don't make me dig out the posts defending MJ that don't even mention LeBron.