Top 30 Moments in Chicago Bulls History

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Feb 21, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull prior to the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

As the Chicago Bulls celebrate their historic 50th season this year, we’ll take a look at the top 30 moments in the history of the franchise.

When you consider the most beloved sporting franchises in the world, not many basketball teams will rank higher than the Chicago Bulls.

The Chicago Bulls have won six NBA Championships (all during the 1990’s) and have become one of the premier NBA franchises in one of the most premier cities on the entire planet. Did much of that had to do with a certain player who had a bald head, a hoop earring and wore No. 23 during his time in Chicago? Yeah, most likely.

But, despite no titles since 1998, the Bulls and their rabid fan base still hold the franchise to the highest of standards. After a five-year playoff drought began during the shortened 1998-99 season that included five coaching changes, the Bulls have only missed the playoffs once (2007-08) since the 2004-05 season.

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After the missed playoff appearance in 2007-08, the Bulls had a 1.7 percent chance of getting the league’s top pick for the 2008 NBA Draft. Not only did they win the draft lottery, they drafted some kid from Chicago named Derrick Rose. They haven’t missed the postseason since, while Rose became the NBA’s youngest MVP ever after the 2010-11 season.

Fun fact: The Chicago Bulls are still the only team in NBA history to make the postseason in their inaugural season.

To celebrate their 50th season, we’ll take a look at the top 30 moments in the history of the franchise, starting with the youngest MVP in league history against one of the league’s greatest players during the postseason.

Next: 30. Derrick Rose Obliterates The Miami Heat, 2011 NBA Playoffs