Seven seasons into his NBA run, Michael Jordan finally led the Chicago Bulls to the organization's first NBA championship.
After getting over the hump and beating the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals, Chicago's final hurdle awaitng were the Los Angeles Lakers, led by Magic Johnson and James Worthy. But after waiting years to finally get to the NBA's brightest stage, MJ' wasn't going to let this opportunity slip.
After losing Game 1 at home, the Bulls won three straight to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. Game 5 was in L.A., and Jordan and Co. made it their mission to close out the Finals. 48 minutes later, their mission was accomplished.
Both Scottie Pippen and MJ played all 48 minutes. Pip led the Bulls with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists on 10-for-22 from the field. Michael, who went on to win his first-ever Finals MVP, added 30 points and 10 rebounds.