Chicago Bulls: Ranking 5 worst Michael Jordan teammates ever

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Most of the supporting cast for the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in the glory years was solid. But not everyone was up to par.

The Chicago Bulls franchise is defined by the years in which all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan led the way to six NBA Championships throughout the 1990’s. Six titles in less than one decade is a tremendous accomplish by any measure. But MJ did it to become the greatest NBA player in the league’s history.

But the times for Jordan in the Windy City weren’t always smiles and rainbows. Jordan ran into some difficult times with a rather lacking Bulls supporting cast in the 1980’s. It took until the Bulls unseated the divisional rival Detroit Pistons (A.K.A. the “Bad Boys”) in the early 1990’s to get to the next step and begin the dynasty years.

Until the Bulls drafted eventual Hall-of-Fame small forward Scottie Pippen with their first round pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, they didn’t have the proper supporting cast to build a true title contender. Then, to his credit for a bit of time, Jerry Krause built a true winner with the Bulls that lasted for quite a while.

Jordan and the Bulls were the New England Patriots, New York Yankees, Montreal Canadiens, etc. of their time in the 1990’s. They built one of the great dynasties in sports and truly globalized their brand.

On the other hand, who was it that really dragged the Jordan teams down in the nearly two decades he suited up for the Bulls in the Windy City?

Here’s a look into the five worst teammates that all-time NBA great Michael Jordan had during his time with the Chicago Bulls.