Clinton praises Bulls
Saturday 05 April 1997
The team's star players, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, and coach Phil Jackson appeared proud to stand beside President Clinton in a long-delayed visit to celebrate their 1996 NBA championship.
"I'm very nervous," Jordan said. "I've never had the opportunity to stand next to such a prestigious man."
Reports from Chicago had said some of the players were not enthusiastic about the visit.
Rodman kept a low profile - as low a profile as he could keep in tight black leather pants, dark sunglasses and a black-and-gold plaid lame shirt that matched his gold hair. He staked out a spot on the back row as the team posed for an official photograph with Clinton.
The Bulls last visited the White House in 1992, when President Bush was in office. Jordan skipped that visit but seemed to enjoy himself.
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