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B.J. Armstrong Says Michael Jordan 'Figured Out How to Win the Game'

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 4, 2020

BOSTON - CIRCA 1991: Michael Jordan #23 and BJ Armstrong #10 of the Chicago Bulls talk during a game against the Boston Celtics circa 1991 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1991 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan third overall in the 1984 NBA draft, but they didn't win their first championship until 1991.  

Former Bulls point guard B.J. Armstrong gave insight into how Jordan transformed into a six-time NBA champion during ESPN's The Last Dance documentary series on Sunday night:

Christopher Price @cpriceglobe

Such a terrific quote from B.J. Armstrong on early 90s Jordan, I had to go back and rewatch to make sure I got it right. I'd bet good money that at least one of Brady's teammates said something approximating the same thing about him over the years. https://t.co/FFwXVVC9ka

Armstrong arrived in Chicago as the 18th overall pick in the 1989 draft and stayed with the Bulls through 1995.

The Bulls won three straight championships from 1991 to '93. The team's 4-2 defeat of Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals was chronicled at the end of Episode 6:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

MJ was otherworldly in the 1993 NBA Finals. ➖ 41 PTS ➖ 8.5 REB ➖ 6.3 AST ➖ 1.7 STL ➖ 50.8% FG ➖ 40% 3PT FG ➖ 45.7 MIN https://t.co/erNgVundBq

ESPN @espn

MJ got the best of Chuck in '93, and Barkley is at peace with that. #TheLastDance https://t.co/BSkESGD4uY

Armstrong won three titles with the Bulls before moving on to the Golden State Warriors (1995-98), Charlotte Hornets (1997-99), Orlando Magic (1998-99) and returning to Chicago for the 1999-2000 campaign.

The Bulls put together another three-peat from 1995 to '98, and The Last Dance is centered upon the 1997-98 season. It was the final year of the Jordan- and Scottie Pippen-led dynasty.

The Last Dance will air two new episodes on ESPN every Sunday night through May 17.

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