Chicago Bulls: Looking back at their long road back to contention

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The Chicago Bulls have been searching for hope since Michael Jordan retired. They had Derrick Rose, but injuries stopped it. Now, have they finally arrived?

During the 1990s, the Chicago Bulls were the face of the entire sports world. Michael Jordan had the entire NBA in a chokehold and players were just playing for the love of the game.

In the end, Jordan and the Bulls were raising the championship trophy after practically every season. Besides the two years missed playing baseball, Jordan and the Bulls would have probably won eight straight titles.

Six championships later, the Bulls have not made it back to the NBA Finals since Jordan’s last season with them. Now, in the 2021-22 season, the Bulls are a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference. Let’s dive into how they got there.