Although Phil Jackson‘s time running the Knicks didn’t go as well as he might have hoped, he remains one of the most revered coaches in sports history. He employed unconventional and effective methods for connecting with his players, and his triangle offense was revolutionary. It also certainly didn’t hurt that he was able to coach some of the greatest players of all-time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen. Continue reading Phil Jackson Speaks on the One Thing That Set Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Apart
Nobody could’ve envisioned what happened Wednesday on April 28, 2012.
With just six games left in the regular season, the Warriors (68-8) after closing in on the best record in NBA history. Since their season began with another mark at 24 consecutive wins to start this season, numerous basketball pundits and NBA retirees such as Charles Barkleyhave been discussing the imagined scenario of who would win in a game series: the Warriors or the 1996 Chicago Bulls, who were 72-10 that year.
At halftime of Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, Jimmy Butler had exactly two points. The Bulls found themselves down by 12, and that’s when Butler decided to go en fuego. Butler destroyed the Raps in the second half, dropping a Bulls record previously held byMichael Jordan for points in a half by pouring in 40 of them on 14-19 shooting. Jordan dropped 39 in a half in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in 1989.
Just picture it. The crowd is silent as a man in a fire-engine red No. 23 jersey settles into his defensive stance, watching the every move of a smaller, slighter player clad in blue and gold, with No. 30 on his back and a chip on his shoulder. It’s Michael Jordan versus Stephen Curry — who’ve ya got?
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Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the Bulls went 72-10 during the1995-96 NBA season. Their 72 wins were the most in regular season history. And that Bulls team is widely considered to be one of the best NBA teams ever.