Greatest trio in NBA history
Over the three seasons from 1995 to 1998, the Chicago Bulls played in 304 games, which included the playoffs in which they won the championship all three times. In this time the Bulls posted an astounding 248-56 record. That’s right, they won 81.5% of the time. That’s incredible for one season – let alone three in a row. Those teams were led by future Hall of Famers, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. Those years were a fun time to be a Bulls fan.
Dennis Rodman was the wild one of the bunch, changing his hair color on a weekly basis it seemed and tattooed from head to toe – that was wild back in 1995. He certainly caused quite a stir with his skills too as he lead the league in rebounding seven years in a row. Without him crashing the boards and dishing the ball to MJ and Scottie, who knows if the Bulls would have completed the second three-peat. He is arguably the greatest rebounder to ever play the game.
Scottie Pippen, named as one of the 50 greatest players ever by the NBA, received a great compliment from Michael Jordan when MJ was inducted into the Hall of Fame. MJ said “In all the videos, you never just saw me; you saw Scottie Pippen. Every championship I won”. MJ basically led off his long, controversial speech with that too. Scottie’s definitely one of the best small forwards of all time, and was a tremendous defender. There is no way the Bulls win 6 titles without him.
You probably didn’t hear anything new about the two above-mentioned guys, but I didn’t want to take it for granted. But if you don’t know about Michael or MJ or even just “23”, simply put – he was, and will always be, the most important basketball player.
As a Bulls fan from the early 80’s, it was a dream to put this massive piece together. When I say massive, it really is. This measures 8’ in width and is 5.5’ high and weighs a little over 100 lbs. The construction of the frame and matting is complex, so having an expert in partner Kevin Colbert is vital to this being put together.
I remember when Nike came out with the “NO BULL” poster and thought how cool it was. I wasn’t alone. This has become somewhat of a “cult classic” over the years and remains very sought after on the secondary market. To add to the rarity of the poster, it has been signed by all three players. The poster is fully authenticated by Upper Deck and JSA.
Autographed jerseys can be cool and, in a lot of cases, an affordable way to show your team or player allegiances. The only drawback in our opinion is that there tends to be so many of the exact same autographed jersey, that there is nothing really special about it. So we decided to make these totally authentic jerseys (bought from Mitchell & Ness) one-of-a-kind works of art by painting some iconic images on them. Who can forget MJ “flying” from the free throw line, or Rodman’s crazy hair. These are some of the images we went with to capture these great players. As with any great art, you really need to see it in person to fully appreciate it, but we hope you can still grasp how unique this piece is.
Three jerseys framed together was a pretty lofty idea considering the size, but framed together with a 5’ wide poster above it – crazy. That’s what we do though – creations no one else would even think of doing. The result…the masterpiece you’re looking at.