The history of Chicago Bulls is filled with one-time great scorers along with arguably the greatest bucket-getter the NBA has ever seen.
The art of scoring the basketball has always been the main barometer when it comes to an NBA player’s individual greatness. Sure, there are guys like Dennis Rodman and Ben Wallace who made their mark on the defensive end, but overall, the guys who earn the big bucks are the ones who put the ball in the basket.
For pretty much all NBA fans, the Chicago Bulls are best known for the greatest player in league history in Michael Jordan, who’s scoring prowess and tenacity led the Bulls to six NBA titles in the 90’s. However, there was a time in Bulls history before and after MJ, and during that time there were many who proved great at the game’s greatest skill.
As the league has seen throughout over 70 seasons, there isn’t simply one way to score the basketball. Some players prefer to get their shots close to the basket. Others enjoy shooting 30-foot bombs from beyond the 3-point line. It all depends on the player and what their strengths and weaknesses are, making the skill of scoring such a unique spectacle to behold.
For all of Air Jordan’s greatness, the Bulls’ history is in fact littered with other great scorers, guys who at one point or another, demonstrated their scoring gift in Chicago with great regularity. This list will highlight 15 of the best to ever do it while wearing the red and white, showcasing over 50 years of some of the all-time greats, as well as a few of the more underrated players in the team’s tenure.