NBA – 72-10: Reliving the ’95-96 Chicago Bulls
Twenty years ago, the Chicago Bulls embarked upon the greatest season in NBA history, winning a 2k16 MT record 72 games by the time the regular season was over. Led by future Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, the Bulls’ average margin of victory was NBA 2k16 MT 12.3 points per game.
Jordan led the league in scoring, Rodman led the league in rebounding and Pippen did a little bit of everything in between. The Bulls racked up awards at the same rate they racked up victories: Jordan was the Most Valuable Player, Phil Jackson was the Coach of The Year, Toni Kukoc was the Sixth Man of the Year and Jerry Krause was the Executive of the Year.
Their season featured winning streaks of 13 and 18 games. They didn’t lose back-to-back games until February. But this team was about more than on-court production. With Jordan at his marketing peak and the eccentric Rodman bringing reality show-type attention to the team, the Bulls turned into a cultural phenomenon. On the road, crowds waited outside their hotels at all hours just to catch a glimpse of the players. Local television news helicopters followed the team bus on its way to Milwaukee when the Bulls were on the verge of breaking the 1971-72 Los NBA 2k16 MT Angeles Lakers’ previous record of 69 victories.
The Bulls capped off the season by beating the Seattle SuperSonics in the the NBA Finals, ensuring the team would go down among the all-time greats in professional sports. Throughout the year, ESPN.com will present a look back to that historic squad. — J.A. Adande
Game 1 (1-0): Bulls 105, Hornets 91 | Watch SC highlightGame 2 (2-0): Bulls 107, Celtics 85 | Watch SC highlight