The Chicago Bulls were in a desperate situation when Michael Jordan arrived in the Windy City. But “His Airness” was the one who brought the club back from the brink, filled the enormous “star-player hole,” and helped establish a winning culture.
The Chicago Bulls’ dominance in the 1990s was largely due to Jordan. He cast a spell over the entire NBA universe while leading the team to six championships in eight years.
Perhaps the best of those teams was the 1995–96 Bulls, who finished 72–10 during the regular season and became the first team in NBA history to surpass the 70–win mark.
Michael Jordan praised a legendary Los Angeles Lakers squad
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Michael Jordan would still have no qualms about calling that squad the greatest in NBA history today. But when he was younger, Michael Jordan praised a legendary Los Angeles Lakers squad as the finest he had ever seen.
Michael Jordan discussed the “Showtime” Lakers of the 1986-87 season in a rare interview in 1987. When the Lakers were led by Magic Johnson, they were most likely the most popular attraction in town. Johnson had the ideal backcourt partners in Byron Scott and James Worthy, along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Lakers had a 65-17 record at season’s end while being coached by the late Pat Riley. The Lakers easily advanced to the NBA Finals, where they faced Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics, thanks to Magic Johnson’s all-around skills.
Magic Johnson and the Lakers defeated their nemesis in six games
After an outstanding Finals effort, Magic Johnson and the Lakers defeated their nemesis in six games. A youthful Michael Jordan gushed about the Lakers and their players after their historic and successful season.
The 1986–1987 Lakers were lauded by Michael Jordan as the greatest team he had ever seen.
In 1987, Bryant Gumbel and Michael Jordan talked about the famous Lakers squad from 1986–1987.
He cited the Lakers’ desire to win in saying that neither the Detroit Pistons nor the Boston Celtics have what it takes to defeat that squad.
The next question was whether or not they were the best basketball squad he had ever seen. Right now, I believe so, “MJ replied. They have so many options.
If James Worthy can be stopped, then you also need to stop Magic, (Michael) Cooper, and Byron Scott. They simply have a tonne of weapons, so the Chicago Bulls need to have the same if we want to compete with them.
Michael Jordan complimented the Lakers and claimed that his Chicago Bulls needed to have the same tools as the Lakers in order to succeed. Amazingly, they managed to get the weapons needed to start their own era of dominance.
The Los Angeles Lakers dominated the 1980s with five titles.