The Chicago Bulls have won 6 NBA championships throughout their history. All of those victories came in the 1990s under the leadership of coach Phil Jackson and superstar players Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Here are brief histories of the Bulls’ 6 NBA championship titles:
1. 1990-91 Season. The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship in 1991 by defeating a Los Angeles Lakers team led by superstar guard Magic Johnson in the Finals. The Lakers won the first game on the Bulls’ home floor before the Bulls stormed back and won the next four games. Michael Jordan was chosen as the Finals MVP.
2. 1991-92 Season. The Bulls successfully defended their title in the 1991-92 NBA Season. They beat a Portland Trail Blazers team that was led by superstar guard Clyde Drexler in six games. Michael Jordan was again chosen as the Finals MVP.
3. 1992-93 Season. After successfully winning the 1993 NBA title, the Chicago Bulls became the first NBA team since the 1960s Boston Celtics that were able to win three straight NBA titles. Facing a Phoenix Suns team that was led by the regular season MVP Charles Barkley in the Finals, the Bulls were able to win the series 4-2. Michael Jordan successfully won his third straight NBA Finals MVP Award.
4. 1995-96 Season. After one and a half years absence from the NBA, Michael Jordan was back to lead the Chicago Bulls to their fourth NBA title in 1996. That season, the Bulls compiled a 72-10 win-loss record that was still the best regular season record in NBA history. In the Finals, the Bulls defeated the Seattle Supersonics in six games.
5. 1996-97 Season. The Bulls successfully defended their title in 1997. Facing the Western Conference champions Utah Jazz that was led by Karl Malone and John Stockton in the Finals, the Bulls emerged victorious in six games. Michael Jordan won his fifth Finals MVP Award.
6. 1997-98 Season. The Bulls’ last NBA championship came in 1998, after they defeated the Utah Jazz in a repeat of the 1997 NBA Finals. The Bulls were able to replicate their success from the previous season by winning the series 4-2. Michael Jordan was once again chosen as the Finals MVP.