Another angle: Appreciating Jordan’s shot over Ehlo

I have never seen this angle of the famous play before. Most times the angle we see is from the broadcast camera. It’s a great shot, but this one makes me appreciate the difficulty of the shot. (Thanks to Deadspin for pointing this out.)

You can see Craig Ehlo draping Michael Jordan on the shot. You can see why Jordan had to double clutch on that shot to avoid the block.

And the ensuing aftermath of the hysteria and James Brown trying to get the interview. You can see the reporter from Channel 2 try to get the first interview after the shot but CBS had the priority, so Channel 2 had to hold back, then use the microphone without a flag.

This makes me appreciate firstly how great Ehlo’s defense was. And secondly, how much better Jordan was in that moment.