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Bulls of my childhood: Denis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper, Tony Kukoc

Just found this picture on my desktop. Takes me back to sharing a bedroom with my brother: basketball posters superglued to the walls (my mom eventually gave up), our bedroom hoop and prized basketball collector’s cards (which he later claimed for himself, and still hoards in some secret spot in his grown-up people’s house). 

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Best NBA Team in the history of the National Basketball Association! (In my opinion anyways.)

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The Basketball World Cup starts tomorrow! The pictures above show the last 6 champions.

Here’s a quick history crash course, most World Cups won:

1. Yugoslavia (present day Serbia) - 5x

2. United States of America - 4x

3. Soviet Union (present day Russia) - 3x

4. Brazil2x

5. Argentina and Spain 1x each

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List of Champions and the most valuable players on their roster  (MVP in bold if he was on the winning team) over the last 30ish years:

1982 - Soviet Union

  • Myshkin, Tkachenko, Sabonis.

1986 - USA 

  • Robinson, Sean Elliott, Kenny Smith.

1990 - Yugoslavia

  • Toni Kukoc (MVP), Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac.

1994 - USA 

  • Shaquille O'Neal (MVP), Reggie Miller, Kemp.

1998 - Yugoslavia 

  • Dejan Bodiroga (MVP), Rebraca, Obradovic.

2002 - Yugoslavia 

  • Dejan Bodiroga, Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac.

2006 - Spain 

  • Pau Gasol (MVP), Garbajosa, Navarro.

2010 - USA 

  • Kevin Durant (MVP), Odom, Billups.