The Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading scorers are topped by the forerunners of the franchise’s six NBA Championships in the 1990s. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen gave the Bulls a Hall of Fame duo that combined for more than 40,000 points. In the case of Jordan, he not only led the Bulls, but finished with the third most points in NBA history.
1. Michael Jordan: 29,277 points
The Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading scorer and the face of the NBA during the 1990s is none other than Michael Jordan. In 13 seasons for the Bulls, Michael Jordan became one of the NBA’s greatest and most successful players. As a scorer, he was quite literally second to none as he led the NBA in scoring a record ten times. Jordan shot better than 50 percent from the field for his Bulls career, an exceptional mark for a guard to achieve. From 1986 to his first retirement in 1993, Jordan averaged at least 30 points per game every year and finished with a career scoring average of 31.5 for Chicago. In 1986-87, he posted the highest single-season scoring average by anyone not named Chamberlain when he tallied 37 points per game.
2. Scottie Pippen: 15,123 points
Though he was overshadowed by Michael Jordan for most of his career, Scottie Pippen was a great player in his own right and sits second among Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading scorers. The seven-time All-Star was a great all-around player with the Bulls for his first 11 seasons. A perennial All-Defensive player, he was no slouch on the offensive end of the floor either as a scoring threat from inside and outside. He averaged 17.7 points in his career with the Bulls, including four seasons of more than 20 points per game.
3. Bob Love: 12,623 points
Former forward Bob Love ranks third among Chicago Bulls’ all-time leading scorers. In his first three NBA seasons, Love never so much as averaged seven points per game, but he exploded in his first full season in Chicago to the tune of 21 points per game. From 1969 to 1975, Love averaged 20-plus points for six consecutive seasons to propel himself into the Bulls’ record books.
4. Jerry Sloan: 10,233 points
Before he became the NBA’s longest tenured coach with the Jazz, Jerry Sloan was a great all-around player for the Bulls. Though he was known for his defense, Sloan averaged double-figures in scoring for each of his ten seasons in Chicago, including five seasons with 15-plus points per game. His best statistical season came in 1970-71 when he averaged a career high 18.3 points along with 8.8 rebounds per game.
5. Chet Walker: 9,788 points
Swingman Chet Walker spent six seasons in Chicago and ranks fifth on the Bulls’ all-time leading scorers list. Walker played from 1969 to 1975 with the Bulls and made four All-Star appearances in six years. A great athlete and shooter, he averaged more than 20 points per game in his tenure with the team. Including his time with the Sixers franchise, Walker scored more than 18,000 points in his career.