Every Chicago sports fan has their favorite memories of players, championships and great plays, and Mayor Richard M. Daley is no different.

“The White Sox [winning the World Series] of course,” Daley said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “And also Michael Jordan. Let’s be realistic, he changed basketball, in Chicago, in the country, in the world, really put it on the record. Michael Jordan was a great athlete.”

But Daley, like so many Chicagoans, was was really able to connect with some of the best athletes in Chicago

Mayor Daley on the Mully and Hanley Show

Mayor Daley on the Mully and Hanley Show

becuase of what they did on and off the field.

“I enjoyed the Butkus, the Ditkas and all of them, Dan Hamptons and all of them,” Daley said. “They always gave back in their community, and that’s one thing they were noted for, Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, all of them.”

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As great as Chicago’s sports history is, there’s no reason to think that the future isn’t just as bright.

“You look at the ‘Hawks and now at the Bulls,” Daley said. “I mean we have a great sports town in Chicago. We always have and we always will.”

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