The Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan have become synonymous over the years and no one can talk of one without thinking of the other.
That is why Wednesday is such a special day.
As noted by StatMuse, it’s the 25th anniversary of the last time Jordan played for the Bulls.
Of course, Jordan’s final game with Chicago was during the last game of the NBA Finals, when he scored 45 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 4 steals and earned his sixth NBA championship and Finals MVP trophy.
25 years ago today, Michael Jordan played his final game for the Bulls:
— 45 PTS
— 1 REB
— 1 AST
— 4 STL
And won his 6th NBA Championship and 6th Finals MVP. pic.twitter.com/LWqoMLylfA
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 14, 2023
And that was it: Jordan was no longer a Bulls player after that season.
It was yet another masterclass Finals run for Jordan.
He averaged 32.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists during the championship on 46.2% from the floor.
Partly because of Jordan’s expertise and immense skill, the Bulls were able to once again win their third Finals in a row.
Following that season, Jordan stepped away from the league.
But he would later return for one last surge.
In 2001, after just three years of retirement, Jordan came back to the NBA to play with the Washington Wizards for two seasons.
He averaged more than 20 points a night during his time with the Wizards but those seasons obviously paled in comparison to his legendary runs with the Bulls.
As the years have gone on, people have debated Jordan’s skill and place in NBA history.
Some call him the greatest of all time while others say that he wasn’t a good team player and isn’t worthy of some of the praise.
But everyone agrees that Jordan was a force of nature during the postseason and his final game with the Bulls is one that will always be remembered.NEXT: Fans Are Remembering An Iconic Michael Jordan Game Today