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     It used to be that just a mere win-loss record—say, the Bulls' best-ever NBA mark of 72-10—was enough evidence to prove beyond a shadow of doubt where that team ranked in the annals of its respective sport. But in our current age of saber metrics and data analytics, common wisdom sometimes gets turned on its head. Thus it was a rare meeting of the minds back in May when Nate Silver's famed stat think-tank FiveThirtyEight confirmed what the rest of us mere mortals already knew: The 1995-96 Bulls were the greatest squad in NBA history. That epic season of Jordan's post-baseball comeback merited a "composite Elo rating" of 1815 and a "peak Elo rating" of 1853—edging out the 1996-97 Bulls, 1985-86 Celtics and (as of this writing) 2014-15 Warriors.

     Bulls broadcaster Tom Dore was right there on the front lines as MJ, Scottie and company steamrolled the competition en route to a 4-2 Finals victory over the Supersonics. A former collegiate star at Missouri, the 7-foot-tall Dore had played overseas in Europe and New Zealand before making a name for himself as Chicago's beloved play-by-play announcer throughout the 1990s dynasty years. His Jostens 14K-gold, size 11 ring features 4 large diamonds (one for each franchise championship), atop a black stone bordered by 74 small diamonds. Beautiful enameled logos for the Bulls and NBA appear on the shanks. Radiant NM condition.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $13,685.00
Estimate: $10,000+
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
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