Of course, Michael Jordan is the greatest Chicago Bull, and most of you probably consider him the best player ever to dribble a basketball. He transcended the sport. He is a legend. He is a champion. He is the G.O.A.T.
Jordan was the third overall pick in 1984, and Portland management (who had the second pick) are still trying to figure out why they took Sam Bowie. Jordan won the Rookie of the Year, but he didn't just win that. He became the most exciting basketball player and was soon to be the best player in the NBA.
Rather than go through a chronological perspective, we are just going to list off his accomplishments, which, again, most of you know.
Jordan won five MVPs, and probably should have won more, and would have won more had he not taken a leave to try his hand in baseball.
Jordan led the Bulls to two three-year Championship runs and coined the term "Three-Peat."
Jordan was a First Team All-Star ten times.
Jordan won the Defensive Player of the Year, was a nine-time First Team All-Defensive Selection, and led the league in Steals three times.
Jordan was a ten-time scoring leader, and in terms of advanced stats, he led the NBA in PER seven times, Win Shares nine times, and VORP nine times.
Jordan was a first ballot of Hall of Famer.
Jordan was everything.
Jordan beat you with his offense. He beat you with his defense. He beat you just by looking in your direction.
We all remember his last shot in a Bulls uniform, the game-winning bucket to defeat the Jazz in 1998. It wasn't his last, as we all know he came out of retirement for two seasons with Washington, but it is the best goodbye ever from a player to his team.