Former Chicago Bulls champion Stacey King has been retired from the NBA since 1997. However, he’s still throwing down monster dunks off the court.
King, who calls Bulls games for NBC Sports Chicago, dunked all over Chicago Sun-Times reporter Joe Cowley after the Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards on New Year’s Eve for their second win of the 2020-21 season.
Stacey King was the sixth overall pick in the 1989 Draft by the Bulls
Stacey King played his college basketball at Oklahoma. He appeared in 114 games for the Sooners and averaged 17.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 51.6% from the field.
The Bulls drafted King with the sixth overall pick in the 1989 Draft. The Oklahoma native played with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and captured three NBA titles in Chicago during the early ’90s. King played in 344 games with the Bulls and averaged 6.6 points and 3.3 rebounds before getting traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in February of 1994.
King played for the Bulls, Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks during his NBA career. He finished with career averages of 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 438 games. Along with winning three championships with the Bulls, King was named to the 1989-90 All-Rookie team.
The 1996-97 season was Stacey King’s final campaign in the NBA. He played in six games with the Mavericks before retiring from the league.
Stacey King is one of the funniest color commentators
Stacey King began his TV career in 2006 with CSN Chicago as a studio analyst for the Bulls. In 2008, he became the lead color commentator for the Bulls and has become one of the funniest announcers on TV. King is currently working as a color commentator for NBC Sports Chicago and is beloved by Bulls fans.
During the Derrick Rose era, King developed a bevy of signature catch-phrases and funny nicknames. Whenever Rose would dunk on someone or make a spectacular play, King would get hyped up and deliver some epic calls on television.
Bulls fans enjoy listening to King call games because he’s energetic and passionate about the team. His popularity in Chicago grew when the Bulls were among the best teams in the NBA while Rose, Joakim Noah, and Jimmy Butler were on the team from 2010 to 2016.
Even though the Bulls have been putrid since the start of the 2017-18 season, Stacey King still has a lot of fun on the broadcast and brings out his “hot sauce” line when a Chicago player hits a 3-pointer. For whatever reason, though, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Joe Cowley decided to shade King on New Year’s Eve, and the former NBA forward made sure to clap back.
King fires back at the Bulls reporter
Joe Cowley is the Bulls writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, where he’s been writing his columns since 2006. Bulls fans deeply despise him for his constant negative articles, hot takes, and false reporting.
During the Bulls’ New Year’s Eve victory over the Wizards, Cowley took a shot at Stacey King for how he calls the games on NBC Sports Chicago. King saw Cowley’s tweet and fired back, tweeting that no one in Chicago even likes him.
Cowley’s tweet was filled with negative replies about him, while King got plenty of support from Bulls fans worldwide. No one in Chicago will ever like Cowley, who has had his fair share of controversies over the years.
The Bulls are 2-2 on the 2020-21 season after defeating the Wizards. Joe Cowley took his latest loss on New Year’s Eve to Stacey King, who is still posterizing trolls despite no longer being in the NBA.