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1991 Chicago Bulls 20 year celebration and reunion

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were together again for another championship celebration, this time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls’ first title. The Hall of Famers along with some teammates and coaches were on hand for a halftime ceremony during Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz, reliving their past glory. There was Jordan dunking over Patrick Ewing again. Pippen was wreaking havoc on both ends, John Paxson was nailing jumpers, the Pistons were hurrying off the court and the Bulls were hoisting the trophy, drenched in champagne after knocking off the Lakers. It was all there during a video set to Tom Petty’s “Learning to Fly” that kicked off the festivities. Former Bulls broadcaster Jim Durham served as the master of ceremonies, and there were loud cheers as each player was introduced, starting with Dennis Hopson. Horace Grant and John Paxson each received a nice ovation, and fans just about came unglued when Pippen was introduced. And when Jordan was called? Well, the roar was what anyone would expect. In his address to the crowd, Pippen thanked the organization for bringing “back a memory that we all want to live again just one more time.” “This is very special for us,” he said. Jordan, grinning ear-to-ear, thanked the Bulls for “allowing us to reunite” and added, “You guys are in store for a lot of other championships.” The current team with Derrick Rose leading the way is stirring memories of a championship era that kicked into gear 20