The Chicago Bulls organization is crammed with an appealing history. Their run in the 1990′s will be always written in sports history. The greatest player to ever play in the Windy City, is an easy choice and his name needs no mention, at least not at the moment. Nevertheless Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Artis Gilmore, Derrick Rose, and Jerry Sloan are all meriting to be considered as one of the greatest Bulls players in history. The top three in the judgment of our best NBA handicapper are Derrick Rose, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan.
No. 3: Derrick Rose (2008 – Present)
In 2008, Derrick Rose turned up in Chicago being the number 1 overall pick of the draft. He has so far lived up to expectations. He was named MVP for 2011, Rookie of the Year for 2009 and has been named to the All Star team 2 times in just 3 seasons. His career statistical data this far are 20.9 points per game and 6.7 assists per game. At this moment Derrick Rose is the face of the Chicago Bulls and there can only be high expectancies of him for the future.
No. 2: Scottie Pippen (1987 – 1998 & 2003 – 2004)
Scottie Pippen is one of only two players who’ve played on all 6 Bulls Championship teams, the other being Michael Jordan. Together with his 6 championships, he has been named to the All-Star team seven times and to the All-Defensive team on 8 occasions. The Hall of Famer is mostly considered 2nd in command to Michael Jordan, but his role cannot be ignored in the Bulls feat of three consecutive titles on two separate occasions. Scottie Pippen may have played in the shade of Michael Jordan, but he’ll be remembered for his ability to guard anyone on the court.
No. 1: Michael Jordan (1984 – 1993 & 1995 – 1998)
6 NBA Championships, 5 MVP Awards, 14 All-Star team appearances, 6 NBA Finals MVPs, Rookie of the Year (1985) and ten-time NBA Scoring Champ is just the tip of the iceberg for Michael Jordan’s career. He was the engine behind the Bull’s historical success, including their 2 “three-peats”. Jordan is widely thought to be one of the best human beings to ever set foot on a basketball court, and so he’s easily the best Chicago Bull ever. MJ brought popularity to the game of basketball that is still to be matched by any other player. His wish to be a champion and to always be the best outlines his character. Jordan ended his career averaging 30.1 points per game, 5.3 assists per game, 6 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. Michael Jordan was a star that lit up every corner of the basketball world.
There is no list for the Chicago Bulls without discussing Michael Jordan’s name. He is definitely the greatest Chicago Bull in history. Derrick Rose and Scottie Pippen are indeed remarkable players, but even they would be fast to admit that Michael Jordan was the greatest player in franchise history, if not the history of the league.