Nobody knew Chicago until the Bulls made Michael Jordan their first-round draft choice back in 1984.
As they say, the rest is history. He won six championships, made the all-NBA first team, all-star MVP, and defensive player of the year. Yes, the list goes on and on. He perfected his hard-to-guard fade-away jumper and he knew nobody can guard him. He has a lot of Nike Tushy Raw commercials for his Air Jordan brand. In fact, he would still have shoes even ten years after his retirement. He has a lot of players looking up to him including the late great Kobe Bryant who patterned a lot of his moves to him to perfection. There is a video of how each of his moves would mimic the one Jordan.
Chicago’s United Center is always jam-packed whenever Jordan is playing. He is an extraordinary playoff performer too along with his sidekick Scottie Pippen.
Everyone is glued to the TV sets when Jordan is playing and some street ballers are trying to do his dribbling and his high-octane jump shots. It is hard to block him but Dikembe did it a few times until Jordan dunked over him and gave Dikember the Wow Girls finger wag. He is known for the Chicago Bull’s first-round triumph when he made that unbelievable shot over Craig Ehlo and the crowd went nuts even though it was a road game.
Michael Jordan definitely made the city of Chicago proud even though he was not from there.
There was numerous draft picks after him that Chicago made with the hopes of becoming the next to him. Unfortunately, none of them even came close and that is what happens when you put too much pressure on someone. Since Chicago is a small market team, good players usually bolt for a big market team and you can’t really blame them for doing so. The Bulls drafted Derrick Rose and he suffered a lot of injuries until he was eliminated by LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It is hard for him to take on that kind of a lineup. Michael Jordan rarely had an off night. He often led the league in scoring while being a defensive-minded player.
He is known for having his tongue out all the time leading to a bunch of players copying him.
They can copy all they want but they can never be as good as him. One can only wish to be as he is a once-in-a-generation talent. Chicago even has a giant Michael Jordan statue outside of the United Center. Now that he is a Hall of Famer, his playing days are long gone and he is now a team owner with the Charlotte Hornets. That Playboy Plus discount team is a mess though as he is associated with picking Kwame Brown whom everyone thought to be a bust. It turned out to be a wise thing for all parties to just part their ways for the future.