What To Do During The Lockout – Vol: Watch Classic Chicago Bulls Games
Written by Danny P Ocean on October 31, 2011
Some of y’all got a jonez going on right now. You are shaking, checking NBA.com every 2 hours hoping that an announcement will come down aying that the NBA as officially put an end to the lockout. But every two hours, your high gets blown. There is no NBA to be found anywhere. Yeah you can check out a highlight reel of the latest exhibition game, but as we all know, no defense gets played there. So what is a baller to do? Check out Comcast Sports Chicago for classic Bulls games!!!
Comcast SportsNet Chicago has found a way to still deliver Chicago Bulls action on its station. Starting November 2nd, CSN Chicago will begin airing “Chicago Bulls Classics” telecasts over a 15 week period, featuring 15 of the best games in Bulls franchise history.
These classic game replays will hosted by the current Chicago Bulls broadcasting team of Neil Funk & Stacy King.
Included in this 15 week, 15 game series are every single championship-clinching game from each of the team’s six NBA titles. All of the games shown will feature Chicago Bulls legend/Pro Basketball Hall of Fame superstar Michael Jordan.
CSN Chicago will televise the first of its “Chicago Bulls Classics” on November 2 at 7:30pm with a game from February 1987 that featured a young Michael Jordan setting a new team regular season scoring record with 58 points. Additional games on “Chicago Bulls Classics” schedule include Jordan’s “The Shot” over Craig Ehlo in 1989, his “shrug” 3-point barrage from Game 1 of the 1992 Finals, “The Shot II” against Cleveland from 1993, his double-nickel performance just days after his return to the NBA in 1995, as well as the championship-clinching telecasts from each of the Bulls six NBA titles.
Here is the “Chicago Bulls Classics” Schedule on Comcast SportsNet Chicago:
Wednesday, November 2 – New Jersey Nets at Chicago Bulls (February 26, 1987)
Highlights: Michael Jordan sets a new all-time Bulls scoring record with 58 points; also sets new Bulls record of 26/27 from the free throw line, including 19 straight; terrific post-game interview with the late Johnny “Red” Kerr asking MJ “What’s next?” …Jordan’s response: “an NBA Championship.”
Wednesday, November 9 – Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (February 16, 1989)
Highlights: Jordan scores 27 of his 50 points in 4th quarter, including a 20-footer with one second remaining on the clock.
Tuesday, November 15 – Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (May 7, 1989)
Highlights: “The Shot” — MJ hits game-winning shot at buzzer over Craig Ehlo giving the Bulls a huge first round upset against the Cavs.
Tuesday, November 22 – Chicago Bulls at LA Lakers (June 12, 1991)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 5. Bulls celebrate first NBA Championship; Jordan scores 30 points, to go along with ten[..]ists and five steals; coverage includes post-game locker room coverage of MJ clutching the NBA Championship Trophy with his father James Jordan at his side.
Wednesday, November 30 – Portland Trailblazers at Chicago Bulls (June 3, 1992)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 1. Jordan’s infamous “shrug” told the story as he was six of ten from three-point range w/35 points in the first half.
Tuesday, December 6 – Portland Trailblazer at Chicago Bulls (June 14, 1992)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 6. Bulls win back-to-back NBA titles and celebrate their first home court championship at Chicago Stadium.
Tuesday, December 13 – Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (May 17, 1993)
Highlights: Jordan hits game-ending, series-clinching “Shot II” – reminiscent of his playoff series-clincher at CLE four years earlier.
Tuesday, December 20 – New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (May 31, 1993)
Highlights: On this Memorial Day telecast, MJ shines once again with a stellar 54-point performance that tied the series at 2-2.
Tuesday, December 27 – Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls (June 16, 1993)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 4. The Bulls go up 3-1 in the Finals against Charles Barkley & the Suns as Jordan dominates with 55 points.
Tuesday, January 3 – Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns (June 20, 1993)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 6. John Paxson hits 3-point championship-winning shot with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Bulls their first “three-peat.”
Monday, January 9 – Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (March 28, 1995)
Highlights: In just his fifth game back from retirement, #45 Jordan scores 55 points and sets up Bill Wennington for a game-winning slam dunk at the famed Madison Square Garden.
Monday, January 16 – Seattle Supersonics at Chicago Bulls (June 16, 1996)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 6. Bulls cap off record-breaking 72-10 regular season by downing the Sonics at the United Center for their 4th NBA title.
Monday, January 23 – Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (June 11, 1997)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 5. A flu-stricken, yet determined Michael Jordan scores a game-high 38 points, giving the Bulls a 3-2 Finals series edge.
Monday, January 30 – Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls (June 13, 1997)
Highlights: Steve Kerr scores a 17-footer with five seconds left in the 4th quarter, followed by Toni Kukoc cementing the deal with a slam dunk with 0.6 seconds left, as the Bulls win their 5th NBA title.
Monday, February 6 – Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (June 14, 1998)
Highlights: NBA Finals, Game 6. Jordan hits historic game-winning shot as the Bulls clinch their sixth NBA Championship; MJ finishes with 45 points in his final appearance in a Bulls uniform; named NBA Finals MVP for the sixth time.
All broadcasts are schedule to start at 7:30pm. Due to the uncertainty of the regular NBA schedule at this point, all broadcast dates & times are subject to change.
Get those dvr’s ready!! There is a lot of games to save!!