What ‘The Last Dance’ doesn’t tell you about Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson and the breakup of the Chicago Bulls

In the final episode of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part ESPN/Netflix documentary, Michael Jordan says he still can’t accept that the Chicago Bulls didn’t run it back for the 1998-99 season. He says it is “maddening” that the Bulls broke up after their second three-peat, and they could have won Read more

‘The Last Dance’: What Michael Jordan’s doc doesn’t tell you about Scottie Pippen’s refusal to check in

Twenty-six years ago, with Michael Jordan playing baseball for the Birmingham Barons, Scottie Pippen played some of the best basketball of his life.  “Scottie was our prime motivator, initiator,” then-Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson says in the seventh episode of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part ESPN/Netflix documentary. “(He) organized the Read more

‘The Last Dance’: Questions Michael Jordan’s documentary doesn’t ask about his leadership

In the seventh episode of “The Last Dance,” Michael Jordan’s leadership style comes to the fore. Behind-the scenes clips of Jordan picking on Scott Burrell doesn’t make it seem particularly fun to be one of the Jordanaires. Another former Chicago Bulls role player, Jud Buechler, says his teammates were afraid Read more

‘The Last Dance’: Questions the documentary doesn’t ask about Michael Jordan’s leadership

In the seventh episode of “The Last Dance,” Michael Jordan’s leadership style comes to the fore. Behind-the scenes clips of Jordan picking on Scott Burrell doesn’t make it seem particularly fun to be one of the Jordanaires. Another former Chicago Bulls role player, Jud Buechler, says his teammates were afraid Read more

What Michael Jordan’s documentary doesn’t tell you about Scottie Pippen’s refusal to check in against Knicks

Twenty-six years ago, with Michael Jordan playing baseball for the Birmingham Barons, Scottie Pippen played some of the best basketball of his life.  “Scottie was our prime motivator, initiator,” then-Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson says in the seventh episode of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part ESPN/Netflix documentary. “(He) organized the Read more

2020 Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft: Shallow 10-team Rotisserie league doesn’t change demand at starting pitcher

In the sha-ha, sha-hallow … The standard size of a fantasy baseball league is presumed to be 12 teams, and so that’s the size we normally mock, figuring it goes deep enough into the player pool to cover anything shallower as well. But of course, it’s not as simple as Read more

Michael Jordan-Kobe Bryant connection: What ‘The Last Dance’ doc doesn’t mention about their relationship

Moments before the 1998 All-Star Game tipped off, then-NBC announcer Bob Costas introduced Kobe Bryant as “the man many have dubbed ‘the next Michael Jordan.’” Bryant was 19 years old, starting for the Western Conference even though he was still coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan Read more