Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls Win 1st NBA Championship

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2014

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On this date in 1991, the Chicago Bulls dynasty officially began.

Leading the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals three games to one, the Bulls got big performances out of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to wrap up the series in five games. Jordan dropped 30 points, 10 assists and four rebounds, and Pippen posted 32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.

Chicago won Game 5, 108-101.

Of course, Jordan—the 1991 NBA Finals Most Valuable Playerwinning his first championship led to this iconic moment: 

Jordan and the Bulls were only getting started. They would go on to win five more championships through 1998, with Jordan being named the Finals MVP each time.

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