Chicago Bulls: 5 things to love about the team on Valentine’s Day

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls hi-fives teammates as he is introduced onto the court before the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 17, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls hi-fives teammates as he is introduced onto the court before the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 17, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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1. The history

One could make the argument that without the ’90s Bulls teams, Chicago would have a basketball history similar to that of the Sacramento Kings – a ton of potential that never turned into anything.

Luckily for Bulls fans, the ’90s teams were, in fact, real. Michael Jordan was a basketball player that played 13 seasons for the Windy City, Scottie Pippen was the best sidekick in the history of the game, and Chicago won six championships in an eight-year span.

All of that happened, and Bulls fans should love every bit of it – especially today.

Bulls fans have had it rough for the last few years. They wake up almost every day expecting a loss, they haven’t seen playoff basketball since Jimmy Butler got dealt, and the biggest month of their season is June, but not for the same reason as the Warriors.

(For those that don’t know, June is the month of the draft and the NBA Finals. You can guess which one is bigger for Bulls fans.)

But Bulls fans have something that not every fanbase has. They have an incredible, thrilling, legendary history.

Yes, it’s a bummer to not have your team in the playoffs, but at least Bulls fans know what playoff basketball is like. Before last season, there was an entire generation of Minnesota Timberwolves fans who had never seen their favorite team in the playoffs.

Bulls fans were even fortunate enough to have some incredible runs during the Derrick Rose/Joakim Noah era. Sure, those guys never brought championships back to Chicago, but Bulls fans still got to watch winning basketball.

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This year when you’re celebrating all the things you love on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about the Chicago Bulls and their history.