Chicago Bulls: 3 most problematic players for ‘The Last Dance’ team

Chicago Bulls (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)
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Chicago Bulls
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During the 1997-98 season, there was a changing of the guard in the best teams that the Chicago Bulls would face for the most part.

With the wait finally almost over for the release of the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series set to be aired on ESPN/ABC featuring the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team that won their sixth NBA Championship of the decade called “The Last Dance”, there is finally some sports entertainment to watch. That Bulls team was the last during the dynasty years that the likes of all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan and forward Scottie Pippen, among others, would get to reign supreme in the NBA in the 1990’s.

During the 1997-98 regular season, the Bulls finished up with a record of 62-20, which was good for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Given that they were the one seed in the East, the Bulls obviously took the Central Division crown. The only other team in the NBA that would even match the record of the Bulls was the team they would face in the finals.

The Utah Jazz were also a stellar team in the late 1990’s, and finished up this particular regular season with a record of 62-20. The Jazz also played a similar role in the Western Conference at this point in time to what the Bulls did in the East.

There was a passing of the torch to a new era of contenders in both conferences in the NBA including the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat.

You really started to see a new wave of talent taking over the NBA heading into the new decade. The 1997-98 campaign was also the last before Jordan’s second of three retirements during his playing days.

With all of that in mind, here’s a look into the three most problematic foes that “The Last Dance” 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team faced as the docuseries on ESPN/ABC is set to release on April 19.