On this day in history, March 29, 1982, Michael Jordan hits winning shot in NCAA final, launching legend

On this day in history, March 29, 1982, Michael Jordan made a shot that changed sports history forever. The freshman from the University of North Carolina would become a basketball legend after his buzzer-beater won the 1982 NCAA tournament final for the Tar Heels.

The game was a close one, with the Tar Heels and Georgetown Hoyas locked in a 63-63 tie with 17 seconds left on the clock. Jordan received the ball and drove toward the basket, but it seemed as if he was blocked by Georgetown's Fred Brown. However, Brown had made a mistake and passed the ball to Jordan. Jordan went up for the shot and released it just before the buzzer.

The ball flew through the air and into the basket, giving the Tar Heels a dramatic victory. Jordan's incredible shot was the defining moment of an amazing game, and it launched him into superstardom. He would go on to become one of the most iconic basketball players of all time, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls, five MVP awards, and being selected as an All-Star 14 times.

Jordan's winning shot in the NCAA tournament final was the start of an incredible legacy that continues to inspire today. It was a moment that changed the history of basketball forever, and it will be remembered for many years to come.