Mostly considering regular season and playoff records, which NBA legends had the best luck against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls (and the Wizards)?
It’s hard to fathom that many other NBA stars could have the number of the Chicago Bulls all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan in a consistent stretch over his playing days. But there are always going to be a few that were definitely a thorn in the side of Jordan and the Bulls in the regular season, and occasionally the playoffs.
Some forget about who beat Jordan and the Bulls in the really early part of his career, in the 1980’s. The 1980’s weren’t the time yet when the Bulls would reign supreme over the NBA landscape. They still had to get the likes of the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Detroit Pistons out of the way first.
Just like the Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, etc. would do to Jordan and the Bulls in the late 1990’s, there was going to be a changing of the guard at the top of the NBA. The Spurs and Lakers would then take the torch from Jordan and the Bulls and win a good portion of the NBA Championships from 1999-2011.
That doesn’t mean we can’t look back and appreciate all the greatness that Jordan brought to the table for those amazing 1990’s Bulls dynasty teams. It is currently being featured in the 10-part ESPN/ABC documentary series, called “The Last Dance”.
Here’s a deeper look into the five NBA legends that had the most success (in the regular season and/or playoffs) against all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, namely in his playing days with the Chicago Bulls.