Bulls have shot at best record ever in playoffs NBA Finals notebook

June 11, 1996|By Jerry Bembry | Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF

SEATTLE -- With a nine-game winning streak, the Chicago Bulls now have a 14-1 record in the playoffs (9-0 at home, 5-1 on the road).

With a win tomorrow night, the Bulls would establish the best record in NBA playoff history (the 1983 Philadelphia 76ers were 12-1 -- .923).

"We already have the best record in the history of the league, why not go for this record?" Michael Jordan said. "I don't think this will ever happen again."

Calming the celebration

Jordan, Phil Jackson and Dennis Rodman have filmed public service announcements urging the people of Chicago not to celebrate violently if the Bulls win the title. Chicago had problems in the past when the Bulls were winning three straight titles, and cities of champions in other sports also have experienced rowdy celebrations.

"We just want people to not go overboard," Jordan said. "Just enjoy the moment."

Hanging out in Seattle

The ever-weird Rodman showed up for yesterday's media session wearing a 1950s-style bowling shirt and a hat that had him looking half Richie Cunningham, half Superfly. After the game Rodman was dining with Cindy Crawford and an MTV entourage filming for the show "House of Style," which shows off hot and chic outerwear. Rodman apparently will model swimwear for the show.

In the grunge capital of the United States, what are Rodman's plans for his two nights off?

"I'll hang out with Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. Go smoke a cigar. Maybe take a Jacuzzi by myself, and hopefully have some fun with myself."

Pub Date: 6/11/96

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