5. Pippen & Jordan vs. Kukoc
Date: July 1992
Poor Toni Kukoc. Once Scottie and Michael caught wind of Bulls GM Jerry Krause's infatuation with the young Croatian, they made it their life's work to destroy Toni's confidence. Krause drafted the budding international star during the 1990 NBA Draft because he didn't want to renegotiate Pippen's contract. But, Kukoc chose to stay in Europe for a few more seasons and the Bulls were on their way to a third straight championship once the 1992 Summer Games came along.
So, with the world and Krause watching, Scottie and Michael put the clamps on Toni holding him to four points on 2-11 shooting and 7 turnovers. During their second meeting, a Croatian National Team that featured NBA players like Dino Radja and Drazen Petrovic never stood a chance and lost 117-85 in the gold medal game. Toni would enter the NBA during the '93-'94 season and would play a major role in Chicago's second three-peat. Karma is funny that way.