There were all those bus rides Neil took with Dr. J. Then there was the time Neil was enjoying that championship trophy and champagne with Moses Malone, and no, it wasn’t actually Neil who told him it would be done in “Fo, fo, fo.” Of course, Neil wasn’t that surprised when he was with Michael Jordan after it took the Bulls just a few more than that to get by the Suns, the Trail Blazers, the SuperSonics and the Jazz in the NBA Finals.
“It’s been an amazing ride,” says Neil Funk, the Bulls longtime TV and radio broadcaster. “Here I am just another kid from Indiana who’s this big basketball fan. Really no idea what I ever was going to do, and I’m traveling with Dr. J., Michael Jordan, seeing the greatest basketball players ever, the greatest teams, the Bulls as they strung together that incredible run. Just incredible.”