May 7th, 1989: Michael Jordan Hits The Shot Over Craig Ehlo

23 years ago today a then ringless Michael Jordan threw up one of those shots that promised to the world that he had what it took to become a champion. Of course most probably wouldn’t have predicted he’d become a champion six times over, but that’s what you get for doubting Michael Jordan. It was May 7th, 1989 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had managed to stick around for game five of the series, with the Bulls firmly in control despite being a 6 seed to Cleveland’s 3. Chicago had some elbow room being up 3-1 and all but Michael Jordan decided to put the game and the series away with a buzzer beater, floating up over Cleveland player Craig Ehlo with just two seconds on the clock to nail ‘The Shot’, tipping the scales in Chicago’s favor with a nail biting 101-100 victory.

As you no doubt know by now, Jordan Brand is celebrating the anniversary with an all new colorway of the Air Jordan IV, set to match with the Cleveland Cavaliers colors of old. The Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’ will hit stores this Saturday, May 12th. Stay with us after the jump for a nostalgic video of ‘The Shot’ as well as some in game photos and a look at the upcoming Air Jordan IV, which can be had a little early on eBay now. Photos: Sneaker News


May 7th, 1989: Michael Jordan Hits The Shot Over Craig Ehlo

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