Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Basketball, Hockey, Playoffs, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Red Wings
Competition; Chicago Bulls (Basketball team); Detroit Red Wings (Hockey team); Stanley Cup (Hockey)
Now that the Michael Jordan Invitational Tournament has ended it might be a good time to look at some of the highlights of both the NBA and NHL playoffs. Once again Michael set new standards of performance, and once again he proved how important he is to the Bulls' success. Twice during the finals he took games away from the Jazz, once with a buzzer-beater and once with a performance that has extended the Michael legend to another level. The buzzer beaters have happened so often that they are nearly yawners, and in fact the pass to Steve Kerr at the end of the final game may have been more exciting because the shot was more in doubt. The battle with illness in game five was the stuff of legends.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "NBA and NHL Playoffs" (1997). On Sport and Society. 129.