Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  61 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: ’97 Bulls – NoBetterIntroThanThis

Don’t hate. I don’t care if you hate MJ, the Bulls, the city of Chicago…it doesn’t matter. If you have ever played ball and had the privilege of being announced with intro music, you know how money this tune was. Gives me chills every time I listen to it. Something about listening to hip hop, be it DMX, Jigga, even Naughty By Nature or ill intro music like this that just get’s you so amped. Yeah, this wasn’t hip hop, but it was fire.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    Still gives me chills. My favorite post in the ‘For Old Time’s Sake’ section so far. (watched the intro, still fresh in my mind, now time for the second clip)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Finally……fantastic. The Greatest Ever.

  • bigdoggchad

    Could watch that all day long.

  • newzealanderinlondon

    Dont hate – do not hate – Michael Jordan cannot be topped regardless if you were around in the 80′s or 90′s.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    i never seen the running bulls animation intro thing. pretty cool.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    aslo watching the 97 bulls was like watching a near perfect basketball game. they were that good.

  • logues

    from.. north carolina… at guard.. 6’6… michael jordan!!! haha classic reminds me from his come fly with me movie or airtime, cant remember which one

  • pyeezy

    i always watch this an hour before a game. gets me amped up and hit the courts feeling like MJ

  • rubs93


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  • james

    yo pippen gots some of the best facial dunks…ever

  • hangtime Hec

    Jesus Christ. NOW that was a mix. Daytona 500 with one of the greatest trios of all time. What a way to start the day!

  • nowyouknow

    gotta love the dennis rodman part..

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    I love that one-handed shot fake that Michael used to do all the time @0:55. Beautiful. @james: absolutely, he did.

  • Ronald

    We need a FOLTS: Rodman! Why aren’t there more players like him! That guy is insane fun to watch!

  • erich

    DSF Live – When Basketball was on free tv in germany.
    I loved the Bulls. They were a real squad.
    The role players were great(Toni, Ron, Steve, Luuuuuuc, …)

  • Drolfe

    No Luc Longely highlight section. Ridiculous.

  • Ronald

    Oh, SLAM. Please give credit for people like Yinka Dare who obviously spent a lot of time putting that Mix together. Don’t just link it, at least give him a shout-out. That guy is the best mix maker on Youtube by a mile.

  • http://www.waterwalkinwear.com WaterWalkinWarrior

    The chills were still there for me too. lol I’ll never forget being there live at the old Chicago Stadium. WoW!

  • newzealanderinlondon

    Luc Longley potentially had the best basketball career ever when measuring the amount of effort required to gain a phat as fluck goal – aka multiple NBA championships.

  • JTaylor21

    THERE IS NO G.O.A.T, so kill that noise.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I miss Jordan. I miss Pippen. I miss Rodman. I miss Jackson. I miss Kukoc, Longley, Kerr, Harper and ‘em too. But just as much, I miss Ray Clay.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Hahahahaha! Damn JTaylor21, you sound like you pop balloons of children.

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com/ ClutchPerformer

    @JTaylor21, yeah you keep telling yourself that

    This team is G.O.A.T. ,Led by the G.O.A.T. Player,Coach,Duo, nuff said

  • The Wize

    One of the illest trios of all time…plus Michael, Sottie & Dennis! Can’t go wrong!

  • larrylegend

    LOL, capped from DSF (Deutsches Sport Fernsehen/German Sports TV). hope Buschi was commentating. where’s Darksaber when u need him…?

  • slamfan4life

    Great mixes, but how were MJs and Pips dunks on ewing not in there?!

  • eyal

    i want me some bill wennington!

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    Why wasn’t Rodman starting again. Can anyone remind me ?

  • Overtime

    Did need some of Pippens better dunks…but still, niiiiicee

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    Yep rite best intro made you wanna feel like jordan.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Rodman needed to be in that starting lineup… that said, this starting lineup is (and will forever be) the best in the League.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Yikes. That was a tough @$$ team.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    So who would win a 3 on 3, NBA refs refereeing the game… The Bulls legendary 3, or this new Destiny’s Child in Miami?

  • M5

    @Spaceship Jay.
    Hands down the Bulls trio. The were superior offensively and defensively.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Never get tired of seeing MJ highlights — he was nice like that. But I loved seeing the Rodman clips too — dude was insane on the court.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com brotherwithwisdom

    If you ever wanted to feel like MJa man it gets no better then this.

  • Robb

    JTaylor sure loves to be hated. There’s always someone like that, and I think it’s a good thing, it’s fun when someone questions the unquestionable.

  • OneStep

    The best pre-game intro of all-time forever. It will never be bettered or equalled. It makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up. It must have been incredibly intimidating for opposing teams. Awesome.

  • Overtime

    Do you have any idea what Rodman would do to Bosh?!

  • ALEX80

    I mean……look @ that…….you can’t find that on today’s league….oh well!,…except for LeBron’s decision, that was so exciting……………………………………NOOOT!!!!

  • http://huhwhatandwhere.com Coincidence UNO
  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    there’s no better rebounder who’s better at keeping the ball alive by tipping the ball to himself or a teammate than rodman. hate him for his tactics and attitude, but his basketball IQ is undeniable. and don’t forget he used to play effectively against an in-the-prime shaq one-on-one more than a handful of times. dude is a beast.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    No NBA Champion since them could have beat that team. Awesome.

  • WangChung

    Co-sign Overtime. Love the Rodman clips. Reminds me of the times I used to try to play like him as a grade-schooler. For some reason, youth league coaches could never see the value in diving out of bounds to keep a play alive.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    JE is smart.

  • jbizz

    @je nuff said

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au Eduardo

    That’s so cool. When Michael Jordan comes out he looks like he’s just come out of a game already all sweaty.

  • http://www.facebook.com 9Steele9

    that mix is sick, but stop with the over-editing. all that chicka chika business ruins the highlights for me

  • Anthony
  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The look on Rodman’s face after a lay-up or dunk was just pure joy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    best intro of all time. i miss that laser bulls on center court.

  • eZ

    Awesome. Best team ever. Rodman was so funny and at the same time so good..
    And this trio would be more than a match for the miami trio, so put to rest the ‘easy way out’ comments for Lebron. No matter how it came to be, it has been done before and jordan build his legacy further upon it.

  • Da Hood

    Ummmmmmmmmmm……Kobe is better than who??????????????

  • michael

    rodman – what a fricken legend. Pippen – my god a top 10 player at his peak. Jordan no comment needed. And you can say whatever you want about Longley, but he will forever be known as the centre in the greatest single season team ever and a three time NBA champion playing with MJ.

  • Blackphantom

    @JTaylor21 really??

  • hammer

    Hands down best intro all time. When bulls home games were televised I ALWAYS just had 2 watch the intro. Just ill! No team from any league or sport has had a better intro. Classic. AAAAANNND NOOOOW!….

  • hammer

    Oh poor bosh. He would b able 2 handle the worm. Just on pure tactics and mind games alone bosh would need a shrink. Remember what rodman would do 2 zo anybody? Most certainly would not handle rodmans defense and mos def absolutely positively couldn’t b able 2 keep him off the glass! Pip would just absolutely harass lbj. And mj on wade? Pleez!. DEFENSE baby! NOT hype!

  • hammer

    Oh poor bosh. He wouldnt b able 2 handle the worm. Just on pure tactics and mind games alone bosh would need a shrink. Remember what rodman would do 2 zo anybody? Most certainly would not handle rodmans defense and mos def absolutely positively couldn’t b able 2 keep him off the glass! Pip would just absolutely harass lbj. And mj on wade? Pleez!. DEFENSE baby! NOT hype!

  • allison

    Damn, that’s some cr*ppy ass CG animation… oh wait, it was 1997

  • Stillballin

    The greatest team ever.. Dennis showing what hustle is all about..