The Chicago Bulls capped a storybook season by defeating the gutty Seattle SuperSonics 87-75 to capture their fourth NBA championship in six years, four games to two. NBC's Steve Jones analyzes Game 6 and the series.
Culminating his comeback, Michael Jordan scored 22 points and won his fourth Finals MVP award, and Dennis Rodman was voted Finals.com Player of the Game as he again tied a Finals record with 11 offensive rebounds.
From the Chicago Sun-Times: This season's 72 wins and NBA title were totally predicta-Bull, and the Bulls should have an even better team in '96-97.
They Did It For Dad
As this Sun-Times column reveals, winning the title on Father's Day had a special resonance for Michael Jordan and the Bulls.
Best of the Finals
Relive the great plays of the 1996 NBA Finals in our game-by-game Theaters, each packed with photos, audio, and video, including spectacular moments like these:
GAME 5: Michael Jordan loses his man at midcourt and catapults for the double-clutch layup. (601k avi | QuickTime)
GAME 4: Shawn Kemp spins around Dennis Rodman and slams in the reverse. (786k avi | QuickTime)
Waiting in the Wings
Who'll be the next MJ, Pippen, Payton, and Kemp? Who are the Finals stars of the next century? Peer into the future with NBA.com's Official Guide to the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26.
Finals Around the World
Finals.com's Global Notebook takes a look at the many international players and media participating in the 1996 NBA Finals.
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Local newspaper features:
Chicago Sun-Times | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
GAME 6: Coach Phil|
off the title trophy.
Animated gifs of NBA standards
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Pick and Roll
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Who Has The Edge Preview
Favorite Finals Moment: MJ '91
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