Jordan's last game as a Bull, on June 14, 1998, proved to be a memorable one. He made a key steal and nailed the game-winning shot over Utah's Bryon Russell to punctuate a 45-point performance as the Bulls wrapped up their six title and second three-peat..
Jordan pumped in 55 points (on 21-of-37 shooting from the field) as the Bulls won Game 4 of the Finals. The crusher for Phoenix came when, with 13 seconds remaining and Chicago leading 106-104, Jordan scored on a drive through the lane, drew a foul and hit the free throw. Jordan joined Elgin Baylor, Rick Barry, Jerry West and Bob Pettit as the only 50-point scorers in a Finals game. The Bulls went on to win the series 4-2 for their third consecutive NBA title.
“You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure. ” Orison Swett Marden * Michael Jordan