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Bulls Fri Aug 12 2011

The Worm Goes to the Hall of Fame

Dennis Rodman was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame today. Though he wasn't a Bull for his entire career, he's remembered best for his time in Chicago at the end of the Jordan Era. What Chicagoan in the 1990s doesn't remember the gapers blocks (heh) caused by the Bigsby & Kruthers Bulls mural next to the Kennedy, on which Rodman's hair was updated to match his ever-changing coif?

He was easily one of the most entertaining athletes in Chicago, and still one of the most loved. But importantly, he was also a brilliant basketball player.

Rodman wasn't the only Bull to enter the Hall today. Former Bulls center Artis Gilmore and former Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter were also inducted. Gilmore was the Bulls' first-round draft pick in the 1976 ABA dispersal draft when that league folded into the NBA. Winter invented the triangle offense and brought it to Chicago under Jackson -- directly contributing to six national titles.

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