Top 30 Moments in Chicago Bulls History

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5. “70 has become a reality for the Chicago Bulls!”, 1996

When the Bulls made the 90-minute trip from Chicago to Milwaukee on April 16, 1996, history was at stake. The Bulls entered their 79th game of the season with a nice record of 69-9. With one more win, the Bulls would become the first team in NBA history to win 70+ games in a season.

It wasn’t the prettiest night at the office, but it got the job done. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen combined for 38 points on 16-of-46 shooting, Luc Longley chipped in 16 points, Dennis Rodman grabbed 19 rebounds off the bench, and the Bulls won their 70th game of the 1995-96 season, 86-80.

What makes the video special above is seeing Michael Jordan being interviewed by the late great Johnny “Red” Kerr after the victory. Kerr, like Jordan, is one of the key components in the Chicago Bulls franchise being what it is today.

The Bulls would finish 72-10 on the season, which remains the best regular season record for any team in NBA history. They would go on to beat the Seattle Supersonics in six games to win their fourth NBA title.

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