Chicago Bulls: 3 most unlikable Michael Jordan rivals

Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Chicago Bulls (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Reggie Miller (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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1) Unlikable Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls rivals: Reggie Miller

The dislike of the former Indiana Pacers Hall-of-Fame shooting guard, and one of the best overall shooters in NBA history, Reggie Miller isn’t limited to just Bulls and Jordan fans. Miller was a player that was so easy to dislike due to how good he could be in clutch time, his annoyance, and the constant trash talking that he took on with almost every one of his opponents.

More hate might stem Miller’s way from John Starks and the New York Knicks than from any other rival/opponent that he ever had during his playing days in the NBA. The Bulls definitely got their fair share of annoyance from Miller too, though. The good thing for Jordan and the Bulls is that the legendary shooting guard 32-17 against him in the regular season in his career.

While Miller was one of the game’s great trash talkers of his time, he does have more respect from NBA fans now than he did back during his hay day with the Pacers. And he is one of the all-time fan favorites of the Pacers. The Bulls got very familiar with Miller and the Pacers as the 1990’s moved along.

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The Pacers were one of those teams that took a back seat to the Bulls throughout most of the 1990’s. And that all came to a head when the two teams met in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals. Jordan and the Bulls were able to push past the Pacers in that series, but it was very narrow in seven games. Miller even hit a game-winning shot for the Pacers at home to win Game 4 for Indy.