Enjoy Basketball Action Chicago Style With Chicago Bulls Tickets

By: Al Terry

Basketball fans across the country and around the world have been lining up for Chicago Bulls tickets for a number of years now. Most fans came to see the magic of players like Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen while some others just came to see some really great, all-round basketball. Even though they have not raked in an as many championship wins as the Boston Celtics, the Bulls are often seen as a championship team.

The Chicago Bulls are located in Chicago, Illinois and their home arena is the United Center. The team plays in the National Basketball Association and is also affiliated with the Central Division and Eastern Conference. The Bulls have six championship wins to its name as well as 6 conference wins and 7 division titles.

Early Misses

Many basketball enthusiasts maintain that Chicago Bulls basketball and the popularity of Chicago Bulls tickets only happened after the arrival of Michael Jordan. This may in fact be true, as the Bulls got off to a good start but failed to do anything beyond that. Formed in 1966, the team played solidly but couldn't seem to make it to the finals. Instead of picking up speed, the team began to dip and by the early eighties, the Bulls were firmly entrenched in the cellar of the NBA.

Things may in fact have gone very differently for the Bulls as early as 1979. The tale has since gone down in NBA history and relates how the Bulls lost a coin toss in order to choose first pick of the NBA draft. If the Bulls had won the toss, they would have chosen basketball icon Magic Johnson.

Enter Jordan

The Bulls may have missed out on the Johnson magic but they did manage to snag another sensational basketball legend. Michael Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 and after that the Bulls were never really the same. Jordan's playing was so spectacular that it promoted another basketball legend Larry Bird to say that Jordan was ' 'God disguised as Michael Jordan'. The Bulls skyrocketed to the very top of the NBA and so did sales of Chicago Bulls tickets. By the nineties, they had a line up that gave the Bulls the best record in NBA history of 72-10. The line-up was a deadly one, featuring basketball greats like Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. By 1998 however, it was obvious that the team was getting old- in a shocking decision, it was decided that the Bulls would be dismantled and rebuilt. Rodman was not re-signed and Jordan retired- this marked the beginning of five bad years for the Bulls. It wouldn't be till about 2004 that the team would start showing glimmers of its former brilliance.

Chicago Bulls tickets have always sold well, mainly for the games in which the Bulls play their rivals the Detroit Pistons. The rivalry between the two teams is very intense with games always being characterized with volatile physical plays. It is also not uncommon to hear the Chicago crowds chant 'Detroit Sucks'. The Bulls are also rivals with the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Great basketball action is waiting right at your fingertips so contact an authorized online ticket vendor now and order your Chicago Bulls tickets.

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