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Chicago Bulls Career Point Scoring Leaders
The Chicago Bulls have been an NBA franchise since 1967, and they have six championships spanning 28 playoff appearances over that time. That’s rather impressive, but maybe not when you consider they had arguably the greatest player of all-time in Michael Jordan for many years. Anyway, here is a short list of the Bulls’ leading scorers to date:
Michael Jordan (29,277)—What, you expected a different name atop this list? Guard/forward Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points overall rank him third in NBA history behind only Kareen Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. Jordan played in Chicago from 1984 to 1998, minus one season that he decided to strangely give pro baseball a try. He helped the Bulls win their six titles and was simply a game-changing player. Jordan’s 29,277 points with Chicago rank first for the team and likely won’t be topped, maybe ever. Jordan led the NBA in scoring 11 times, and his best season was 1986-87, when he scored a career high 3041 points (37 points per game).
Scottie Pippen (15,123)—Forward/guard Scottie Pippen was second fiddle to Jordan most of his career, but his contributions surely helped the Bulls win those titles as well. Pippen played for the Bulls from 1987 to 1998 and again in 2003-04. He ranks second in franchise history with 15,123 points in a Bulls’ uniform, and Pippen’s best season was 1991-92, when he scored a career high 1720 points (21 points per game).
Bob Love (12,623)—Forward Bob Love played for the Bulls from 1968 to 1977, and ranks third in the team’s history with 12,623 points. Love had arguably his best season in Chicago in 1970-71, when he scored a career high 2043 points (25 per game).
Jerry Sloan (10,233)—Guard/forward Jerry Sloan played for Chicago most of his career, from 1966 to 1976, and ranks fourth in Bulls’ history with 10,233 points. Sloan’s best season was 1970-71, when he scored a career best 1462 points (18 points per game). He also had a career high 281 assists that season.
Chet Walker (9788)—Forward/guard Chet Walker played for the Bulls from 1969 to 1975, but over that relatively short time racked up 9788 points, to rank him fifth in franchise history. Walker had his best season in 1970-71 (are you sensing a pattern here?) with 1780 points (22 per game) and led the league that year with a .859 free throw percentage.