Taj Jami Gibson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gibson played three seasons of collegiate basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected 26th overall by the Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft. The 6’9″ power forward has throughout his career been a sixth man off the bench for the Bulls, backing up the likes of Pau Gasol.
On October 31, 2012, Gibson signed a multi-year rookie scale contract extension with the Bulls. In mostly a bench role, Gibson averaged 13 points and 6.8 rebounds on the year and was among the league leaders in blocked shots per game. Gibson subsequently finished second in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, losing out to former Bull Jamal Crawford.