This Date in History : June 12, 1991 – The Bulls Begin Their Run

I’m one day late on this, but anything related to Michael Jordan and the 1990’s Bulls is worth the wait.

20 years ago yesterday, I was about eight weeks from my 2nd birthday and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 Finals for the team’s first NBA title.

Michael Jordan was 27 at the time of his first title. LeBron James, vilified by everybody for still being ringless, is currently 26. Perhaps we’re all being a little too tough on LeBron at the moment. But what the hell, its pretty fun giving shit to someone as naracisstic and self-unaware as LeBron.

Here is the signature play of the 1991 Finals, MJ’s famous switch-hands in mid flight layup from Game 2:

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