We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about the Chicago Bulls, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the iconic basketball team that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: They’re the Only NBA Franchise to Win Multiple Championships Without Losing an NBA Finals Series
This is one seriously impressive stat. The Chicago Bulls are the NBA’s only franchise to go on to win more than one championship without losing an NBA Finals series.
Number Seven: The Chicago Bulls Are the Only Team to Win More Than 70 Games in a Season
During the 1995 and 1996 NBA season, the Bulls won 72 games. This set a single-season record that still hasn’t been broken.
Number Six: Only One of Their Owners Ever Played Ball Professionally
It’s true! Dick Klein was the only owner of the Chicago Bulls to ever play professional basketball. Klein played for the Chicago American Gears.
Number Five: Every Team Member Wears Black Shoes During the Playoffs
There’s no secret that some sports teams have some strange superstitions, and the Bulls are no exceptions. Whether they’re playing home or away, during the playoffs every team member wears black shoes. However, some team members have since strayed from this tradition in defiance.
Number Four: They Take a ‘Circus Trip’ Every Year
The Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks play at Chicago’s United Center. Every year, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus come to town to take over the center for two weeks. Since the Bulls and the Blackhawks can’t use the center, they take a “circus trip” together every year.
Number Three: One of Their Team Members Is the NBA’s Youngest NBA MVP Award Recipient
Derrick Rose was awarded the NBA MVP award in 2011, and he was the youngest person to ever receive it. Rose was just 22 years old at the time.
Number Two: Their Success Helped Improve the Economic State of Chicago
Specifically, the Bulls’ success in the 90s greatly sped up the development of Randolph Street. While now recognized as an upscale destination for foodies, it used to be home to prostitutes and drug addicts.
Number One: After November 1990, the Bulls Didn’t Lose More Than Two Games in a Row
While the team had Michael Jordan, they didn’t lose more than two games in a row starting in November 1990. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about the Chicago Bulls!