Chicago Bulls: Tomas Satoransky includes MJ in all-time starting 5

Tomas Satoransky, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tomas Satoransky, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Looking back on the accomplished past of the Chicago Bulls, current guard Tomas Satoransky noted Michael Jordan in his all-time NBA starting five.

At a bare minimum, the Chicago Bulls should boast at least one former player in any conversation surrounding an all-time NBA starting five. The obvious name that comes to mind there is all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, but forward Scottie Pippen does have a certain place in this conversation.

A current Bulls player did recently open up on his thoughts on the conversation of the NBA’s all-time starting five. It was very heavy on players that starred since the 1990’s (and in some cases carrying back to the 1980’s).

That current Bulls player that opened up on his opinion of the NBA’s all-time best starting five is the 6-foot-7 combo guard Tomas Satoransky. He gave his thoughts on this matter in an Instagram Live interview this week with Eurohoops.

The players that he included in his all-time starting five were as follows: MJ, shooting guard Kobe Bryant, forward LeBron James, power forward Charles Barkley, and center Shaquille O’Neal. Only two of those players even had parts of their career that stem back into the 1980’s.

Picking players like MJ, Kobe, LeBron and Shaq, do make sense. But the “Round Mound of Rebound”, while usually considered among the legends to play in the last couple decades, isn’t a commonality among all-time starting fives. Usually someone like San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan or Utah Jazz big man Karl Malone would be considered here.

However, it is nice to see the recognition going from one current Bulls guard to the best one of all-time. Obviously no all-time NBA starting five is complete without MJ, and most of the time LeBron, but it’s important to recognize the illustrious past of the Bulls franchise dating back to the 1990’s.

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The Bulls are also clearly nothing close in the modern day to what they were back in the 1990’s. The recent release of the hit 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” proved that even to the youngest generations that didn’t watch MJ. But maybe the Bulls will be able to right the ship from here on out with a new look front office regime taking over, and Satoransky could be a part of it.