As I mentioned in today’s recap, we got a very unusual tour of the United Center where we saw pretty much anything we wanted. Here’s the best stuff.

This is the Michael Jordan statue, which everyone has seen but is still great. Saw it yesterday, and just so you guys know, still great.

Couldn’t resist a chance to hang my jacket in Brad Miller’s old locker. I have to say — it felt pretty great.

This was in some Bulls office. Just a reminder about the Bulls having the best team ever. No bigs.

Pretty weird to see an actual reproduction of Michael Jordan’s “I’m back” declaration, but here it is.

This is probably the most hilarious piece of memorabilia we saw — a picture of the Bulls celebrating the arrivals of Ron Artest, Elton Brand and Michael Ruffin. Yes, that Michael Ruffin.

Here’s the actual rim from Steve Kerr’s huge shots during the 1997 Finals. Fun fact: the Bulls have played without a rim on that side of the court since this was removed for display.

Cool Coke can, I guess. Can’t really remember why I took this picture but I hope you enjoy it.

Almost stole this. Decided to leave it. Probably for the best.

Oh, so this is why they had that picture of Michael Ruffin up. Because he’s the model for the NBA’s uniform requirements. Makes sense now.

And finally, our mascot for the No Season Required tour, Mr. Phil Collins. He’s an easy lover.

Comments (5)

  1. Trey, I’ve always wondered who MJ is dunking on in the statue… surely it is either a faceless chump, or Patrick Ewing.

  2. It’s actually two people. When I visited, I liked to imagine that they played for the Cavs.

  3. according to basketball-reference.com chicagos 72nd win that season was on April 21st.
    I’m confused. Who is wrong the glorious organisation of the Bulls or the often cited website of basketball-reference?

    conspiracy

  4. Tired of the NBA Lockout? Do something about it!
    NBA Fanout: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/nba-fanout/

    The NBA owners and players have decided it is more important to posture and fight over percentage points of the already billions of dollars they are earning (from US, the fans by the way) each NBA season. During the negotiating, the losing of games, the back and forth over revenue sharing, and the cancelling of games, is either side really considering the fans in all of this? In all sports, owners and players are only worried about the money. So why don’t we remind them where they get it from? The NBA owners want a lockout? I’m calling for a FANOUT. We the fans need to step up and make sure they know who makes it possible.
    I am asking all NBA fans to “ballcott” the NBA this upcoming season if they ever even get it together enough to have games. It’s simple. I’m not asking anyone to stop rooting for their team. I’m not even asking you not to watch games. Just for one season, we can take action.
    For the 2011-2012 season don’t do 2 things:
    1. Don’t go to any NBA games.
    2. Don’t buy any NBA merchandise. No jerseys, hats, stickers, cups, NBA TV packages. Nothing.

    If we do these 2 things the league will have to take notice, and think twice next time they want to cancel our favorite game. How much revenue would they even have to share with each other if we do this?
    I’m encouraging people to do this, just for one season. Why should we let them have all the power? Sign this petition if you agree with me and you are willing to sacrifice just a little bit this one season (and it will save you some money). Let’s show some union solidarity of our own NBA fans. Ballcott the NBA and show them who this is really all about.

  5. …I know I’m late for this, but did Bret Hart say anything about the sculptor stealing his catchphrase?

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