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LOOKBACK: 2 teams that could have challenged the Bulls’ dominance

May 28, 2020 - 9:50 PM

These teams in the Jordan era already had good rosters that could have been even way better

WHAT IF. Had Lithuanian star Arvydas Sabonis joined Portland immediately after the draft, a potent Blazers squad could have challenged the heavyweights. Photo by Bob Strong/AFP

Bulls hit low: Aftermath of 'The Last Dance'

May 23, 2020 - 9:07 PM

While 'The Last Dance' gave Michael Jordan and his crew a storybook ending, it also saw the beginning of a grueling decline the Bulls had to endure

DIFFERENT DIRECTION. Expectations were high when the Bulls acquired Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler in the draft, but the two prep-to-pro big men did not last with the team. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP


Elusive crown: Moments that doomed '90s Jazz in NBA title quest

May 22, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Led by Karl Malone and John Stockton, the Utah Jazz had their chances to win an NBA title, but they fell short every single time

ICONIC DUO. The Utah Jazz never missed the playoffs for 18 seasons when they had Karl Malone and John Stockston. Photo by Paul Buck/AFP



Cone sees similarities between '90s Bulls, Aces: 'We started from nowhere'

May 20, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Tim Cone and the Alaska Aces utilized the triangle offense popularized by the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s to take the PBA by storm

INSPIRATION. Tim Cone is an avid fan of the 1990s Chicago Bulls. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Drawing the curtain on 'The Last Dance'

May 18, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The Last Dance' wraps up with the back-to-back championship duels between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz in focus

LEGENDS. "The Last Dance" has cast a new light on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP


What shoes did Jordan wear in his most iconic NBA moments?

May 17, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Michael Jordan had countless of unforgettable moments in the NBA and his shoes were a major part of them

DYNASTY. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA in the 1990s, winning 6 championships in 8 seasons. Photo from Netflix


The Lost Dance: How Chicago missed out on its 7th NBA title

May 17, 2020 - 8:08 PM

Back in 2011, little did Bulls fans know that their window for ring number 7 closed right there and then

WHAT IF. Chicago fans can only speculate what could have been had former MVP Derrick Rose stayed healthy. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

LOOKBACK: Kukoc finds self in crosshairs of Jordan, Pippen

May 15, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen made life a living hell for future Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc during the 1992 Olympics

DYNASTY. (From left) Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Toni Kukoc won 3 NBA championships together. File photo by Vincent Laforet


LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Why did Jordan retire after first NBA three-peat?

May 13, 2020 - 9:41 PM

Despite enjoying immense success in the NBA, Michael Jordan shocked the world as he retired from basketball in 1993

RETIRED. Michael Jordan walked away from the NBA months after winning his third title with the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Netflix


Running with the Bulls, flying with His Airness

May 13, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Check out some former PBA imports who won NBA championships with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

WINNER.Dickey Simpkins suited up for Alaska years after helping the Bulls win the last title in their second three-peat. Photo by Johm Zich/AFP

Bulls fight: That time Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr traded blows

May 11, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Instead of ripping Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr apart, their practice dust-up strengthened their relationship that resulted in 3 NBA championships

SEEKING PERFECTION. Michael Jordan was notorious for getting in his teammates' faces, but not without a reason. File photo Brian Drake/NBA Photos


Candid Jordan: What surprised 'The Last Dance' director the most?

May 06, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Michael Jordan opens up to 'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir about the most controversial parts of his basketball career and personal life

REVELATIONS. Michael Jordan tells it all in the "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos


Kobe cameo, Jordan highs and lows in new 'The Last Dance' episodes

May 04, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant transformed from boy to man on court with the help of 'big brother' Michael Jordan


LOOKBACK: Moments that defined the Bulls-Pistons rivalry

May 01, 2020 - 10:14 PM

Before emerging as the greatest team of the 1990s, the Bulls had to get through the 'Bad Boy' Pistons

PERSEVERANCE. Michael Jordan and the Bulls took 4 seasons to get past the Pistons in the playoffs. File photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos


Zen Master: Things to know about Bulls, Lakers icon Phil Jackson

Apr 30, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Phil Jackson is the winningest coach in NBA history and the only coach to capture 3 straight titles thrice

COACHING REINS. Under the tutelage of Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and the Bulls transformed into one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos


LOOKBACK: That time a Bulls teammate blocked Michael Jordan

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Former Bulls center Bill Wennington managed to block Michael Jordan during a drill and the man considered the greatest of all time took offense

ALPHA DOG. Michael Jordan has been known for getting in teammates' faces and always wanting nothing but perfection from them. File photo from Netflix


'The Last Dance': On bad boys and colors

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Episodes 3 and 4 of 'The Last Dance' feature the flamboyant Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and the fierce rivalry between the Bulls and the Pistons


Jordan and Pippen: Kerr tells difference between Bulls stars

Apr 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Steve Kerr says Michael Jordan had a tough approach on his teammates while Scottie Pippen made the people around him feel comfortable

RUNNING MATE. Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen were the two cornerstones of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP


LOOKBACK: How the Bulls got Dennis Rodman nearly for free

Apr 25, 2020 - 1:51 PM

As one report puts it, the ever colorful Dennis Rodman was a 'problem child' who had 'a hue on top to match his moods'

LIVIN’ IT UP. In the NBA, league star Dennis Rodman has been synonymous to wild antics. Photo by Jeff Reinking/NBAE via Getty Images

What 'The Last Dance' revealed about Jordan, Bulls

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Basketball fans and non-fans who were too young – or weren't even born yet – to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls share their thoughts on 'The Last Dance'


'The Last Dance': Who was former Bulls GM Jerry Krause?

Apr 22, 2020 - 6:11 PM

The late Jerry Krause may have feuded with the Bulls' key figures, but the late general manager was practically the architect behind the team's success

PULLING THE STRINGS. Jerry Krause took over as general manager for the Bulls after Michael Jordan was drafted. He was the man responsible for bringing in Scottie Pippen to the Bulls. Photo by Andy Hayt/NBA Photos


Chicago Bulls look to reinvigorate franchise with new leadership hire

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:55 PM

The franchise that has been stuck in a rebuilding process hopes to finally turn things around this time

FUTURE.The Bulls hope to build on young guns like Zach LaVine. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA stars react to Bulls, Jordan, and 'The Last Dance'

Apr 20, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Current and retired NBA players could not hide the hype for 'The Last Dance,' a miniseries that chronicles Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty

DYNASTY. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won a total of 6 NBA titles in the 1990s. Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos


Bulls dynasty: What to expect from 'The Last Dance'

Apr 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Shooting for a sixth NBA title, the Bulls faced adversity in their quest for basketball glory on and off the court


Greatest team of the '90s: Things to know about the Chicago Bulls

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Dominating the NBA behind Michael Jordan and a bunch of notable supporting cast, the Bulls are credited for the rise in popularity of basketball and the league

BIG THREE. (From left) Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen formed a formidable trio and led the Bulls to 3 straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. File photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP


His Airness: Things to know about Michael Jordan

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:14 PM

Michael Jordan is arguably considered the greatest basketball player of all time and undoubtedly one of the most successful athletes in history

MIDAS TOUCH. Throughout his entire basketball career, Michael Jordan proved to be a winner. Photo from Netflix


Rewatching 'The Last Shot' and the last game of 'The Last Dance'

Apr 11, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Find out what Mickey Ingles, together with Kiefer Ravena and coach Sandy Arespacochaga, think after rewatching Game 6 of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals

BIG BULLS. Dennis Rodman (center) talks to teammates Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen during the NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Jordan NBA documentary to air on Netflix Philippines

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:25 AM

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls debuts in the Philippines this April

Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 04 June during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/Vincent LAFORET (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)

Bulls without Dunn for up to 6 more weeks

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Kris Dunn, the 5th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, remains sidelined as the Bulls continue to struggle in their playoff push

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving honors Kobe with 54-point explosion against Bulls

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Channeling the 'Mamba mentality,' Kyrie Irving delivers an electrifying performance for the Nets

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving unleashes his second 50-point game of the season. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Bulls lose Finnish forward Markkanen for 4 to 6 weeks

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Lauri Markkanen underwent an MRI exam on his right hip that revealed an early stress reaction in his pelvis

HUGE BLOW. The Bulls will be without one of their best players in Lauri Markkanen for a couple of weeks. Photo from Instagram/@chicagobulls


U.S. confirms 2nd case of China virus, 50 under investigation

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:15 AM

The Chicago patient had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December before returning to the US on January 13

PROTECTION. Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 22, 2020. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Gobert defense keys Jazz escape over Bulls

Jan 03, 2020 - 2:25 PM

The Jazz survive a tight one against the Bulls with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert coming through the clutch

ESCAPE ACT. Jordan Clarkson and Donovan Mitchell celebrate after the Jazz secure a thrilling road win over the Bulls. Photo from Utah Jazz

Antetokounmpo drops double-double in return from back injury

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'We won 30 games before January; it's cool, but we can always do better,' says Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks roll to a league-best 30-5 record

USUAL NUMBERS. Giannis Antetokounmpo quickly gets back to work against Wendell Carter Jr and the Bulls. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Teachers' strike in Chicago cancels classes for 300,000 students

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:09 AM

At the heart of the dispute is class sizes and resources rather than pay, with teachers saying they want more social workers, nurses and librarians for their students

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. About 25,000 Chicago school teachers went on strike today after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) failed to reach a contract agreement with the city. With about 300,000 students, Chicago has the third largest public school system in the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

4 Chicago police fired for alleged police shooting coverup

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Laquan McDonald's 2014 murder lays bare a deep distrust of government institutions among African Americans

JASON VAN DYKE. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke (C) and his attorney Daniel Herbert (R) listen to proceedings during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on January 18, 2019 in Chicago. Photo by Antonio Perez/AFP

Bulls extend coaching contract for Jim Boylen

May 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Although Chicago finished 13th in the Eastern Conference, the 54-year-old made an impression as a coach who could get the most from young talent

STAYING. Jim Boylen will call the shots for the Chicago Bulls for the next couple of years. Photo from Chicago Bulls' Twitter account (@chicagobulls)


Embiid, Sixers back in winner's circle

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The playoff-bound Sixers pick up win No. 50 against the Bulls to snap a three-game skid

FIGHTING FORM. Joel Embiid and the Sixers strengthen their grip of the 3rd spot in the East. Photo from NBA Twitter

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:22 AM

In a historic first, a gay African-American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence

Chicago mayor elect Lori Lightfoot (C) arrives on stage before speaking during the election night party in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 2019. In a historic first, a gay African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, was elected the midwestern city's mayor in a lopsided victory.  Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP

Without Nurkic, Portland continues streak over Bulls

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Trail Blazers cruise to their fifth-straight victory with no hint that Nurkic's injury may derail their season

STREAKING. Seth Curry leads the team with 20 points while 5 other players score double-digits. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers rally from 20 points down, snap skid vs Bulls

Mar 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

LeBron James pumps in 36 points as the Lakers arrest their worst skid of the season

SHOWSTOPPER. LeBron James highlights the Lakers win with two spectacular slams. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler animated short 'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' to be screened in Chicago

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:00 AM

'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' is set to be shown on March 7 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks in 4OT

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks battle in a four-overtime marathon to record the third highest scoring game in NBA history

GRUELING. Zach LaVine powers the Bulls to a grueling escape over DeAndre Bembry and the Hawks. Photo from Chicago Bulls Twitter

U.S. actor Jussie Smollett due in court over alleged bogus assault report

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 'Empire' actor is arrested and charged with lying to authorities about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago

Police charge Jussie Smollett with filing false report of 'homophobic' assault

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The US actor is facing criminal charges for lying to authorities about being the victim of a 'racist and homophobic attack', Chicago police say

Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony, set stage for free agency

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The former NBA All-Star is expected to clear waivers amid rumors that he's joining pal LeBron James and the Lakers

NEXT MOVE. His next destination remains a guessing game, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to finally fit in. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls teen rookie Carter needs surgery

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wendell Carter Jr undergoes an operation after picking up an injury from the loss to the Lakers

THUMB INJURY. Wendell Carter Jr will be out for 8 to 12 weeks according to doctors. Photo from NBA

Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Chicago's Zach LaVine trade clutch triples, but only the Pacers standout emerges as game hero

BUZZER-BEATER. Victor Oladipo sweetens his 36-point outburst with a clutch trey. Photo from NBA Twitter