Six-time NBA Champions Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are by far the most dominant figures in Chicago Bulls’ history. In addition to leading the team to its era of dominance, they are the Bulls’ top two leaders in points, assists, and steals They top the list of the Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading rebounders.
5. Artis Gilmore: 5,342 rebounds
Perhaps the greatest qualified player not yet inducted into the Hall of Fame, former star center Artis Gilmore ranks fifth among the Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading rebounders. After five years in the ABA in which he won an MVP Award and became the league’s all-time leader in blocks, Gilmore joined the Bulls in 1976. He went on to average 19.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks in Chicago and he remains the Bulls’ all-time leading shot-blocker. In his combined 17-year career, Gilmore scored 24,941 points and grabbed 16,330 rebounds, the latter of which is the fifth highest total in combined ABA and NBA history.
4. Jerry Sloan: 5,385 rebounds
Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan spent ten seasons as a player in Chicago to become one of the Bulls’ all-time leading rebounders. From 1966 to 1976, Sloan played 696 games for the Bulls and earned six All-Defensive Team honors. The two-time All-Star averaged 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game overall and he reached a career-high 9.1 rebounds in 1966-67.
3. Scottie Pippen: 5,726 rebounds
A member of the 2010 Hall of Fame class, Scottie Pippen ranks third among the Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading rebounders. Pippen was a ten-time All-Defensive forward and seven-time All-Star for the Bulls from 1987 to 1998. He averaged 17.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 856 games with Chicago. His rebounding career-high of 8.7 per game came in 1993-94 during Michael Jordan’s first retirement. A six-time champion, Pippen left his biggest mark on the record books in the steals category; his 2,307 steals rank sixth in NBA history.
2. Tom Boerwinkle: 5,745 rebounds
Tom Boerwinkle was a pure dirty work center for the Bulls from 1968 to 1978 and he remains the second leading rebounder in Chicago Bulls’ history. Boerwinkle posted career averages of 7.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in his ten-season career spent entirely with the Bulls. He racked up more than ten boards per game five times including a pair of double-double seasons. Boerwinkle snatched a career-high 13.8 rebounds in 1970-71.
1. Michael Jordan: 5,836 rebounds
The Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading rebounder is basketball icon Michael Jordan. In the first 13 seasons of his Hall of Fame career, Jordan became the Bulls’ all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and games played. Rebounding aside, he is the third leading scorer in NBA history with 32,292 points and he ranks second on the career steals list with 2,514. Jordan owns career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. The five-time NBA MVP set a career-high 8.0 rebounding average in 1988-89.
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