Iconic Plays: Remembering special NBA moments

Published January 15, 2022, 3:00 PMNBA.com Philippines Staff

An NBA.com Philippines six-part series that examines significant plays throughout the league’s 75-year history.

To celebrate the NBA’s 75th anniversary season, the NBA.com Philippines editorial team released "Iconic Plays", a six-part series that dives into special and unforgettable moments throughout the league’s 75-year history. 

Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Shot’
by Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Michael Jordan's game-winner in the 1998 NBA Finals is one of the most legendary shots in league history.

Kobe’s alley-oop to Shaq
by Yoyo Sarmenta

No highlight reel of the Kobe-Shaq Lakers would be complete without the incredible lob late in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals.

Dr. J's reverse layup
by Miguel Flores

Recalling the moment Julius Erving hung in the air for a baseline scoop reverse in the 1980 NBA Finals.

Olajuwon's game-winning tip-in
by Chuck Araneta

Hakeem Olajuwon won the game for the Houston Rockets with a putback late in OT in Game 1 of the 1995 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic.

Kawhi’s Game 7 buzzer-beater
by Charmie Lising

No one can forget the time Kawhi Leonard broke the hearts of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019 NBA Playoffs with a game-winning, series-clinching shot.

Iverson steps over Lue
by JC Ansis

In overtime in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals, Allen Iverson pulled off his signature crossover, knocked down the game-clinching shot, and stepped over Tyronn Lue.