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The Most Iconic Moments in the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has seen its fair share of iconic moments over the years. From buzzer-beaters to championship wins, the league has provided fans with countless memories that will live on forever. Here are some of the most iconic moments in NBA history:

  1. Michael Jordan's "Flu Game" in 1997: In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan played one of the most iconic games in NBA history despite being severely ill with flu-like symptoms. Jordan scored 38 points, including the game-winning shot, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 90-88 victory over the Utah Jazz.

  2. Magic Johnson's "Baby Hook" in the 1987 NBA Finals: With the Los Angeles Lakers trailing the Boston Celtics 107-106 in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals, Magic Johnson received a pass from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and made a baby hook shot that helped the Lakers win the game and eventually the championship.

  3. LeBron James' "The Block" in the 2016 NBA Finals: In Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James made one of the most iconic defensive plays in NBA history. With under two minutes remaining in the game and the Cavaliers leading by one point, James blocked a layup attempt by Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, helping Cleveland secure their first NBA championship.

  4. Kobe Bryant's "81-Point Game" in 2006: On January 22, 2006, Kobe Bryant became the second player in NBA history to score 81 points in a single game, joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to achieve this feat. The performance was considered one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the NBA.

  5. Larry Bird's "Stealing the Inbounds Pass" in the 1985 Eastern Conference Finals: With the Boston Celtics trailing the Philadelphia 76ers by one point in Game 5 of the 1985 Eastern Conference Finals, Larry Bird stole an inbounds pass and made a layup to give the Celtics a one-point lead with just five seconds remaining in the game. The play helped the Celtics win the game and the series, and is considered one of the most iconic moments in Bird's storied career.

These iconic moments in the NBA's history have been etched in the minds of basketball fans and are considered some of the greatest moments in the history of the league. These moments will continue to be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

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