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Jan 7, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks (0) makes a pass against the Utah Jazz during the second half at the United Center. The Utah Jazz defeat the Chicago Bulls 97-77. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

1997 NBA Finals Game 6: The “Drive for Five” was a success

Five titles in seven seasons.

After Michael Jordan was up to his usual late-game antics in Game 1 and almost fell over dead in Game 5 during the 1997 NBA Finals, the Bulls were one win away from their fifth title in the last seven years.

So, with the game tied at 86, who else would the Bulls turn to with the game and the title on the line?

No, it wasn’t MJ.

The correct answer: current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

Kerr’s jumper from the nail dropped with five seconds left, Scottie Pippen stole the inbound pass from Utah after a timeout and Toni Kukoc flushed home a dagger dunk to seal the fifth title.

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