Michael Jordan is undoubtedly the greatest and most popular name in Chicago Bulls history. “His Style” retired more than 20 years ago, but his significance to the team has never changed. Even though he became the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets before recently selling his stake, he remains well-liked in Chicago.
The Bulls recently announced a “Ring of Honor” to thank those who have helped the team over the years. This year, 13 people will become the first members of this prestigious group. There is no doubt that Jordan must be at the top of the list.
However, Jordan will not attend the red carpet event on January 11. The five-time MVP didn’t attend, but sent a message. After the Bulls posted Jordan’s news on Twitter/X, fans reacted immediately:
“He won’t go because Scotty will be there”
Here’s what Michael Jordan said in the video:
“I want to thank Jerry Reinsdorf and Michael Reinsdorf for launching the Ring of Honor. I want to congratulate all the other honorees. “I’m sad I can’t be there tonight, but I don’t want this to stop You guys have fun. “
Jerry Krause, Phil Jackson, Artis Gilmore, Jerry Sloan, Bob Love, Chet Walker, Johnny “Red” Kerr, Dick Klein and Tex Winter were drafted. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc and the 1995-96 team won the championship with a record of 72-10.
When the team won the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 1996, Krause was the general manager, Phil Jackson was the head coach, and Tex Winter was Jackson’s triangle offense guru. Jordan, Pippen and Rodman are the superstars leading the team.
The Last Dance documentary follows the Chicago Bulls’ 1998 championship run that led to a rift between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The two didn’t speak again after Pippen publicly praised “his air” for beautifying himself during the series.
Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan together on the sidelines at the Chicago Bulls Ring of Honor Ceremony
While Jordan expressed his regret at not being able to attend the Bulls’ Ring of Honor event, Scottie Pippen reportedly informed the team that he would also be absent from the ceremony, without giving any reason.
Jerry Reinsdorf, who founded the group, already knew who would or wouldn’t come. “It would be better if everyone was here,” he said.
Celebrating the men most responsible for the greatest success in Chicago Bulls history will not include Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. It’s a scene the pair likely never imagined when they led the team to its sixth championship in 1998.
However, Steve Kerr, a member of the 1995-96 team, will be in attendance at the ceremony. The Chicago Bulls hosted a halftime show on January 12 to honor the inductees. Coincidentally, the Bulls will face Kerr’s Golden State Warriors that night.