Jordan wags his finger

May 13, 1997: Jordan stole a page out of the 7-foot Mutombo's trash-talk book during Game 5 of the 1997 playoffs, when Jordan's Bulls faced Mutombo's new team, the Atlanta Hawks. Jordan took a slick baseline pass from Luc Longley, dunked over Mount Mutombo then waved a finger in Mutombo's face --the same hand gesture Mutombo repeatedly used toward opponents he blocked at the rim. Jordan was whistled for a technical foul on the play, but Phil Jackson and the rest of the Bulls had a good laugh. The Bulls won 107-92 and wrapped up the first-round series 4-1.

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May 13, 1997: Jordan stole a page out of the 7-foot Mutombo's trash-talk book during Game 5 of the 1997 playoffs, when Jordan's Bulls faced Mutombo's new team, the Atlanta Hawks. Jordan took a slick baseline pass from Luc Longley, dunked over Mount Mutombo then waved a finger in Mutombo's face --the same hand gesture Mutombo repeatedly used toward opponents he blocked at the rim. Jordan was whistled for a technical foul on the play, but Phil Jackson and the rest of the Bulls had a good laugh. The Bulls won 107-92 and wrapped up the first-round series 4-1.

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