By Marcus Thompson
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm in Uncategorized.
Not the Miracle Mets of the ’69 World Series, who took down the vaunted Orioles on five games.
Not Broadway Joe’s Super Bowl guarantee, preceding the AFL’s Jets’ over the NFL’s ??
Definitely not the We Believe Warriors, which knocked out first-seeded Dallas in the first round in 2007.
To Warriors legend Rick Barry, the greatest upset in the history of major team sports was his team’s run to the title in 75.
BARRY: “I defy anyone to name a greater upset. There was nothing else like it. Our team doesn’t get the credit it deserves.”
To many, this was the game that propelled the Warriors to the title. On the road, against monstrous odds, the Warriors took Game 6 – winning 86-72. This came after the Warriors blew Game 5 at home. Instead of going up 3-2, they headed to Chicago down 3-2 and on the brink of elimination.
When the series started, Chicago was heavy favorites. So you can imagine the expectations when the Bulls took Game 5 in Oakland and headed back home with a chance to clinch.
BARRY: “We knew we could beat them. We were getting better and our confidence was growing.”
This game you won’t find on ESPN Classic. But this game propelled the Warriors to the franchise’s only crown