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1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Sports Illustrated covers

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Bulls' second championship, take a look back at the five Sports Illustrated covers that Michael Jordan and Co. appeared on during the 1991-92 season


 

1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Back-to-back champions

Having led the Bulls organization to its first world championship in 1991, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson appeared on Sports Illustrated's November 11, 1991 issue previewing the 1991-92 NBA season. But there would be no SI jinx.

The Bulls graced the cover of Sports Illustrated four more times that season, which culminated in the second of six championships.

The second appearance was the May 11, 1992 issue as Chicago faced the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, when the cover read: "On a Collision Course: Michael Jordan and his No. 1 rival, Portland's Clyde Drexler, are primed for a playoff showdown." Following the Bulls' Game 7 win over the Knicks, they again appeared on the May 25, 1992 cover with the following: "Busting Loose: Michael Jordan and the Bulls finally break free of the Knicks."

Then, during the 1992 NBA Finals, the Bulls appeared on back-to-back Sports Illustrated covers: First, on June 15, 1992 with the headline "Yesss! Michael's Bulls shoot it out with Portland." And finally, on June 22, 1992, it read: "How Sweet It Is: Michael Jordan and the Bulls smoke the Blazers to repeat as champions."

To view more of the archived Sports Illustrated covers, visit the SI Vault.

1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season