13. Bulls Win Title No. 1
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It was a passing of the torch, of sorts, as the Showtime Lakers faced a Bulls team that did not feature one player with championship experience. But Jordan's destiny would not be denied as he became only the third player to win the scoring title and an NBA title, joining Kareem Adbul-Jabbar and George Mikan. The Bulls went on to win five more titles in the '90s and the Lakers struggled until the 2000s.