Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  15 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: B.J. Armstrong

Benjamin Roy Armstrong Jr.

B.J. Armstrong never really lit up the stat sheet for a full season but he was always a fan favorite. Not sure if it’s because he was MJ’s point guard, had a dope name, or gave the little guys hope but I remember a lot of kids in school loving B.J. Armstrong. He was drafted 18th overall by the Bulls in 1989 and won 3 NBA Titles with Chicago from ’91-93. BJ’s finest season came in ’94 when he averaged just under 15 pts and 4 asts/game and was named to the All-Star Team. After the ’95 season he was taken 1st overall in the Raptors Expansion Draft, ending his short but illustrious career in Chicago. He returned to the Bulls in 2000, playing 32 games, before retiring and working in the Bulls front office. Armstrong is currently the agent for your reigning NBA MVP, Derrick Rose.


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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The best corner three point shooter of ALL TIME!!!

  • LP

    BJ Armstrong = a Rich Man’s CJ Watson…

  • Riggs

    he’s nasty in 2k11, the only guy after pippen and jordan that i kill people with.

  • Nella

    Nice cutup from the bulls championship tapes. What I wouldn’t pay for those on DVD/Digital.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Kids liked BJ because he looked like them.
    And seriously, he had to be the least-deserving starting All Star of the nineties.

  • martey

    Hahaha yeah ugh…b.j. looked like a ten year old…and wasn’t tyrone hill an all star?

  • http://www.facebook.com The Philosopher

    Another player with a great looking stroke.
    Daniel Gibson Sr.
    RIP to Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.
    Shout out to DJ Premier.

  • add

    its nice to see highlights of somebody on the bulls championship teams besides pippen and jordan

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  • rob stewart

    Thanks Slam!!! BJ was my most favorite player off all time! I even made a homemade Armstrong jersy as a kid because they didnt sell them at the stores.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    @add- They got Kukoc yesterday..

  • DFrance21

    Watching 90s bball makes you realize just how many solid, reliable, extremely capable role players there were in the league back then. Seems like nowadays you’re either a superstar player or you’re an inconsistent scrub. Theres not much of a middle ground.

  • dasniper14

    i was told at a camp that bj had to stand right next to the basket and make 100 swishes in a row at bulls draft camp. bj made 100 swishes from left,center and right side, all next to the basket to prove his stroke.anyone else heard a similar story?

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    love the Horace Grant fist pump @1:38.

  • Pic

    was gonna say the same thing as the seed, corner 3 was cash