1992 Bulls Win NBA Championship

The Bulls started the 1991-1992 season on a hot streak, winning 15 of their first 17 games. They seemed poised to dominate the league yet again. Michael Jordan had another impressive year, winning league MVP honors, and his sixth straight scoring title. Jordan was not alone, however. Scottie Pippen was a dominant force on defense. Both players were starters on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. The Bulls even had a sharp shooter:  Shooting guard Craig Hodges won the NBA Three-Point Shootout for three consecutive years, 1990 to 1992.

An interesting side note, Hodges was selected by Dennis Rodman to play in an exhibition game in Pyongyang, North Korea, in January 2014. Former NBA players vs. the North Korean national team. Hodges' flight from his home in Canada to Beijing was delayed, and he missed his connecting flight to Pyongyang. The Chinese officials at the airport were not sympathetic and wouldn't allow Hodges to board the next flight to Pyongyang. Hodges was forced to board the same plane he had arrived on and return to Toronto. That's a 13-hour direct flight. Hope he was sitting in first-class.

After beating the Cleveland Caveliers in the Eastern Conference finals, the Bulls faced the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA finals. The media tried to hype the matchup between the two teams by comparing their two shooting guards: Clyde "The Glyde" Drexler vs. Michael Jordan. Drexler is an all-time NBA great who could electrify the crowd with his dunks, but he was no match for Jordan and the Bulls.

The Chicago Bulls won the finals 4-2. For the second year in a row, Jordan was named finals MVP.

For a full recap of the 1992 finals, take a look at Bulls by the Chicago Tribune or The Chicago Bulls Encyclopedia by Alex Sachare.

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