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Bulls Talk Podcast: 90s Throwback-Being drafted by the Bulls with Stacey King

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Bulls Talk Podcast: 90s Throwback-Being drafted by the Bulls with Stacey King

Host Jason Goff is joined by Bulls commentator Stacey King to discuss his time with the Bulls during the best decade in franchise history, the 90s. Stacey tells a detailed story of his first interactions with the Bulls, Phil Jackson, and Michael Jordan.

(1:22) - Being drafted by the Bulls

(4:10) - Doug Collins started the Bulls championship run

(8:20) - "After I was introduced as a Bull, Doug Collins was fired"

(9:15) - Almost getting into a fight with Phil Jackson

(16:57) - Animosity with Phil Jackson early in his career

(17:46) - 1st NBA game with Michael Jordan

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Trae Young grateful for the advice Stacey King has given him: 'He's a legend'

Trae Young grateful for the advice Stacey King has given him: 'He's a legend'

Thursday was all about Trae Young, as the Oklahoma point guard completed his private workout with the Bulls at the Advocate Center.

And during his 11-minute interview with media following that workout, he showered some praise on a fellow Oklahoma hoops star and one of our dear colleagues.

When asked if Bulls color commentator Stacey King had given Young any advice on the draft process, the sharpshooter responded with this:

"I’ve talked to Mr. King. He’s a legend in Oklahoma. We never really talked necessarily about the Bulls but he gave me a lot of advice throughout the season," Young said. "He’s a legend, so anytime I’m able to speak to someone like him I listen and evaluate his opinion. It was great."

Young and King have a connection, of course, as two of the best Sooners to ever lace it up in Norman, Okla.

King was sensational as a senior, averaging 26.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and was named the Big 8 Player of the Year.

Many of his single-season scoring records stood until Young came around this past season.

Real recognize real. Good looks, Trae Young.

NBA Draft prospect Trae Young has tied a Stacey King record

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NBA Draft prospect Trae Young has tied a Stacey King record

While the Bulls winning run of late may tempt the front office to alter its long-term plans, the upcoming draft class remains the focus of many NBA fans.

The elite talent category seems to be growing with the likes of Marvin Bagley Jr., Mo Bamba, DeAndre Ayton and Trae Young doing big things in college as freshmen (that doesn't even include the injured Michael Porter Jr. and Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic). Young dropped 39 points and 14 assists in a 90-89 win at previously undefeated TCU on Saturday.

That was his 11th straight game with 20 points or more. The last Sooner to do that? Former Bulls forward and current announcer Stacey King.

King took note of Young's accomplishment:

Young is averaging 28.7 points per game and the only game in which he didn't score 20 or more was his collegiate debut (he still had 15 points and 10 assists in that one). The 6-foot-2 guard has rapidly climbed up draft boards with his stellar play. For more on Young, check out Mark Schanowski's draft profile of him.

The Bulls may not be losing enough lately to have a chance to draft Young, but plenty of Bulls fans would love to hear King yell "Gimme that hot sauce!" in reference to a fellow Sooner next year.