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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

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

Pistons guard Isiah Thomas is interviewed by CBS’ Brent Musburger after leading Detroit to the 1989 NBA Championship. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Isiah Thomas Through The Years

Pistons guard Isiah Thomas is interviewed by CBS’ Brent Musburger after leading Detroit to the 1989 NBA Championship. (V.J. Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Isiah Thomas Through The Years

Charles Barkley prepares to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley prepares to make a move on Larry Bird during a 1989 Celtics-76ers game. (Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Charles Barkley

Isiah Thomas smiles as he talks with Musburger following the Detroit Pistons’ Game 4 win over the Los Angeles Lakers to finish off a sweep in the 1989 NBA Finals. (V.J. Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Brent Musburger

Isiah Thomas smiles as he talks with Musburger following the Detroit Pistons’ Game 4 win over the Los Angeles Lakers to finish off a sweep in the 1989 NBA Finals. (V.J. Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Brent Musburger

Michael Jordan glides in for a dunk during a 1989 Bulls-Hawks game. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Career

Michael Jordan glides in for a dunk during a 1989 Bulls-Hawks game. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Career

Royals outfielder Bo Jackson meets Ronald Reagan before the 1989 All-Star game. (VJ Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Ronald Reagan and Sports 

Royals outfielder Bo Jackson meets Ronald Reagan before the 1989 All-Star game. (VJ Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Ronald Reagan and Sports 

Seattle forward Tom Chambers poses for a photo in the Sonics locker room in 1989. It’s a tough time for Seattle residents, who saw their beloved Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008. Less than five years later, the franchise is in the NBA Finals. ( Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Seattle Supersonics 

Seattle forward Tom Chambers poses for a photo in the Sonics locker room in 1989. It’s a tough time for Seattle residents, who saw their beloved Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008. Less than five years later, the franchise is in the NBA Finals. ( Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Seattle Supersonics 

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)

On this day in 1989, SI posted this cover story on Pete Rose that detailed his gambling on baseball games. The then-Reds manager would eventually receive a lifetime ban from baseball for wagering on games he was managing. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

SI VAULT: The case against Pete Rose
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

On this day in 1989, SI posted this cover story on Pete Rose that detailed his gambling on baseball games. The then-Reds manager would eventually receive a lifetime ban from baseball for wagering on games he was managing. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
SI VAULT: The case against Pete RoseGALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

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 

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 

Bo Jackson and Michael Jackson play catch in the recording studio. The two-sport star stopped by for a visit in 1989, during the recording of Michael’s album Dangerous.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Bo Jackson and Michael Jackson play catch in the recording studio. The two-sport star stopped by for a visit in 1989, during the recording of Michael’s album Dangerous.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)