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Well, as Ron Harper famously told the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, “Don’t mean a thing without the ring.”

That was the last season rallying cry/plea when the Bulls were clearly on the way toward a then record breaking 72-win season. Coach Phil Jackson had tried to rein them in some, but the players wouldn’t have it. So veteran Harper one day came to practice with the slogan on a T-shirt to emphasize the point.

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