The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls:
Why they are not the best team in NBA History

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Updated: 7/1/2004

In May of 2004 the NBA.com Finals Challenge panel of 15 former players, coaches and current/past media members supported the underlying theme of this site: The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are not the Greatest team in NBA History. In a 9-6 majority the panel chose the 1985-86 Celtics to defeat the 1995-96 Bulls when the two teams were matched up in the semifinal round of the challenge.

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In the 1995-96 NBA Season the Chicago Bulls ran off to an unprecedented 72-10 record. One year later at the NBA's 50th anniversary celebration a fan opinion poll crowned these Bulls as the best team ever. At the same time a massive promotional campaign by Commissioner David Stern and the NBA was launched where they crowned Michael Jordan the best player ever and the 1995-96 Bulls the best team ever.  In spite of this promotion many former NBA players & fans view these Bulls as overrated.  The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls were a great team but their place in NBA History does not belong at the top. Here is why: