The Bulls logo is the only one in the NBA that hasn’t changed since the club was founded. The author received only free tickets for it
The Chicago logo itself is the epitome of permanence. And in Russia, this is also a time-tested quality that also directly correlates with the lamp atmosphere. The 90s, the dominance of Jordan, cheap bombers with the Bulls logo, the first broadcasts of the NBA on domestic TV – all this fuels the nostalgia languishing in the corners of the soul, and the fact that Chicago is the only NBA club that has never changed the logo design from moment of foundation, and completely makes you shed a tear.
The aching longing for the past is far from the only emotion tightly tied to the perception of the emblem familiar to us. After all, if you dig, it turns out that the Bulls logo hides a lot of mystical and bloody details.
Before the Bulls, Chicago already had basketball teams.
Chicago’s pioneering professional basketball team was the Chicago American Gears, which lasted from 1944 to 1947. This team played in the NBL, and then in the Professional Basketball League of America, but today it is famous only for the fact that George Mikan played for it.aa
At the same time, the Chicago Stags were born. The club, founded in 1946, lasted only four years and died in 1950. Nevertheless, in the interim, the Chicagoans still managed to jump into the final of the Basketball Association of America in 1947, where they successfully lost to the Philadelphia Warriors, for which it was generally their debut season.
In 1961, big basketball returned to Chicago again, though not for long. The team played its debut season 1961/1962 under the name of the Chicago Packers, then languished for another year under the sign of the Chicago Zephyrs, after which it moved to Baltimore, where it became the great-grandmother of the current Wizards.
But that’s why Chicago and the “City of the Winds” are changing a lot in it at the speed of impetuous mistrals. Therefore, already on January 16, 1966, Chicagoans had a new toy.
About in what area it is worth looking for a name for the team, its founder (and former player of the Chicago American Gears) Dick Klein decided immediately. The name “Bulls” is rooted deep in the history of the city.In 1865, the world-famous “Chicago Massacre” was created in Chicago..
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Klein compiled a list of options, which included such names as Matadors, Toreros, Toreadors, and the bogus Beers, after the local beer.
Well, then, as is often the case, urban legends offer several climax scenarios.
The starting point in all cases is the place where the final decision is made – the Klein house.
Dick Klein in the center with the ball
Dick sat and consulted with his children, and after he once again read out the list, one of the sons said: “Dad, there are too many bulls on this list.”
According to another version, the son expressed himself more categorically: “This whole list is a huge pile of bull shit.”
There is also a third version – lyrical. She was voiced by his son Greg after Dick Klein’s death in 2000.
“We just sat in the living room and exchanged names. The priority was short and easy to remember. I insisted on the option “Steers” (helmsmen), butthen my younger brother Mark joined the team with one of his favorite children’s books. It was called “The Bull named Ferdinand”. Her father saw her, and the discussion ended instantly, ”Greg Klein said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.