Michael Jordan rises up for a buzzer-beater to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 playoffs. Jordan hit a jumper with six seconds remaining to give the Bulls a lead, only for the Cavaliers to take it right back with a layup by Craig Ehlo with three seconds left. Jordan, double-teamed on the inbounds play, got just enough separation to receive the ball and get the shot off over Ehlo to win the first-round series in five games. (Manny Millan/SI)
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Michael Jordan rises up for a buzzer-beater to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 playoffs. Jordan hit a jumper with six seconds remaining to give the Bulls a lead, only for the Cavaliers to take it right back with a layup by Craig Ehlo with three seconds left. Jordan, double-teamed on the inbounds play, got just enough separation to receive the ball and get the shot off over Ehlo to win the first-round series in five games. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Michael Jordan Photos

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Michael Jordan’s famous jumper over Craig Ehlo during the fifth game of the 1989 Eastern Conference First Round. “The Shot” is considered one of Jordan’s top clutch moments and the reaction of the announcers make it one of the most recognizable plays in NBA history. (Manny Millan/SI) 
SI VAULT: Michael Jordan performs wonderous deeds as Bulls beat Cavs (5.15.89)

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Michael Jordan’s famous jumper over Craig Ehlo during the fifth game of the 1989 Eastern Conference First Round. “The Shot” is considered one of Jordan’s top clutch moments and the reaction of the announcers make it one of the most recognizable plays in NBA history. (Manny Millan/SI) 

SI VAULT: Michael Jordan performs wonderous deeds as Bulls beat Cavs (5.15.89)

Joe Montana makes a pass during Super Bowl XXIII against the Bengals. Tom Brady has a chance to match Montana’s four Super Bowl rings when the Patriots take on the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday (Richard Mackson/SI)
SI VAULT: Montana, 49ers knocks out Bengals with late rally (1.30.89)TROTTER: Despite his calm demeanor, Tom Brady has a competitive driveDEITSCH: The definitive viewer’s guide to Super Bowl XLVI 

Joe Montana makes a pass during Super Bowl XXIII against the Bengals. Tom Brady has a chance to match Montana’s four Super Bowl rings when the Patriots take on the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday (Richard Mackson/SI)

SI VAULT: Montana, 49ers knocks out Bengals with late rally (1.30.89)
TROTTER: Despite his calm demeanor, Tom Brady has a competitive drive
DEITSCH: The definitive viewer’s guide to Super Bowl XLVI