Having good shooters around you wasn’t the full key to the Chicago Bulls finding success around Michael Jordan in the 1990’s, but it was still important.
In the 1980’s and early 1990’s there were initially questions as to if the Chicago Bulls provided a solid enough support system around shooting guard Michael Jordan to get him at least a few titles. But those questions were quickly answered when Jordan and the Bulls overwhelmed the Detroit Pistons in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals and then the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
The Bulls would go on to win two more titles after beating the Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals. But Jordan would have his first retirement from his playing days with the Bulls after winning their third straight NBA Championship in 1993, this time over Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns. He would try his hand at baseball for around a year and a half before returning to the game of basketball in 1995.
It would not take long before Jordan got back in the swing of things and starting winning titles again for the Bulls. Jordan and the Bulls took down the Seattle SuperSonics to win the title in his first full year back. They followed that up with two more championships in 1997 and 1998, both times over John Stockton, Karl Malone, and the Utah Jazz.
Not only the play of Jordan got the Bulls all of those second round of titles, but the supporting cast was among the best in the East. The Bulls gave Jordan the support that he needed to get that second round of three titles, even beyond the likes of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.
Here’s a look into the three best shooters that shooting guard Michael Jordan ever played with during the dynasty years for the Chicago Bulls.