The Chicago Bulls mean a lot more to me than most people. The same goes for Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen. Today’s most people don’t even know who Scottie Pippen is. But if they followed basketball in the 1990’s, he may have been a household name. This is especially true if that person grew up in or around Chicago, like me.
Yes, I grew up during one of the most amazing times to be a basketball fan. On top of that, I grew up during the most amazing time to be a Bulls fan. During the 1990’s, the Bulls won an incredible six NBA Championships. The Bulls or the 1990’s were arguably the best basketball team, ever. They won in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998. It was almost an entire sweep of the decade. There was only one main thing that stopped the Bulls from achieving an almost complete victory. This was Michael Jordan’s shock retirement in 1993.
Michael Jordan retired three months after his father was murdered. It’s clear then, one can argue why there was a gap from 1993 until 1996. It’s easy to understand why Jordan retired. He was the greatest basketball player in the world. He had everything he wanted. He had money, nice cards, and a nice home. But when his father was killed, Jordan could not have him back. And it broke him down, just as it would any person. After seeing the Bulls struggle for many months, Jordan decided to come back. The Bulls won championships another three years in a row. That’s an incredible feat. What other team has done that?
Not only did the Bulls win many NBA Championships, but they won the Olympics as well. Swing by next week to learn about the most amazing basketball team in Olympic history. Get ready to learn about the Dream Team!