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Six Bulls NBA Championship rings sell for $255,840

Bulls, Michael Jordan, John Capps

Six Chicago Bulls championship rings that originally belonged to security guard John Capps have sold for a combined $255,840, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Bulls, led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and head coach Phil Jackson, won six titles during the ’90s, establishing themselves as one of the best dynasties in NBA history.

Capp tragically passed away in 2018 after working for the Bulls for over 50 years. He was featured in “The Last Dance” docuseries that came out in June.

Individually priced, the rings were sold for (the final two rings sold for the same price):

  • 1991: $39,360
  • 1992: $47,970
  • 1993: $45,510
  • 1996: $24,600
  • 1997: $49,200
  • 1998: $49,200

The Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz (twice) for their six rings in the ’90s. Jordan won all six Finals MVPs and never allowed a series to go past six games. He is universally recognized as the greatest basketball player of all time.

Many believe Chicago could have won eight straight rings had Jordan not retired to go play baseball after the third championship in 1993. MJ’s dad was murdered in the summer of 1993 and Jordan decided to play baseball as his way of honoring his late father.

When His Airness came back to the Bulls in 1995, Chicago lost to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. That motivated Jordan to come back with a vengeance in 1995-96, as the Bulls went 72-10 and beat the SuperSonics in the Finals on Father’s Day.