The Last Dance

ESPN’s docuseries “The Last Dance” goes behind the scenes to chronicle the Bulls’ 1997-98 season.

MJ is a living legend, and his legacy is almost mythical, no matter how much Scottie Pippen tries to tarnish it
We need a long break from these two two guys. That would have been an unthinkable statement 25 years ago.
Sure, Pippen wants to sell books and the more controversy the better. But at what cost?
In his new memoir, Pippen unleashes some serious criticism of Jordan and the documentary “The Last Dance.”
The Bulls legend says he regrets that his Australian teammate didn’t have a larger role in the documentary.
The new book details how Pippen cringed at being labeled Jordan’s sidekick and claims he was the “real” leader in the Bulls locker room.
Host Keegan-Michael Key zings MJ’s drive to win by recalling his hallway bet with a security guard, a highlight of last year’s Bulls docuseries.
His proceeds from “The Last Dance” documentary will go to Feeding America.
The rings originally belonged to longtime Bulls security guard John Capps, who had been with the organization from 1966 until his death in 2018.
ESPN’s 10-part doc on Jordan and the Bulls beat out Netflix’s “Tiger King” and three others for the award.
“Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago?” Pippen said.
John Rogers almost blew the biggest game of his life, but his familiarity with Jordan’s mind games prepared him for that moment.
“Game 6: The Movie” isn’t merely a rebroadcast of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals clincher. It’s a bit of a hybrid, as we see every minute of the game in real time, and we hear the calls of play-by-play man Bob Costas and analysts Doug Collins and Isiah Thomas as they were heard that day.
The Jordan episode will be broadcast on Monday at 7 p.m. and May 29 at 10 p.m.
The former Bulls star even calls MJ a ‘‘snitch’’ in a radio interview.
The former Illinois football standout is tweeting videos of his workouts and sharing words of inspiration with his followers as he battles back from a severe spinal injury.
Jordan and Clyde Drexler say they could have played alongside each other.
ESPN will show “Game 6: The Movie” on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. after a rebroadcast of episodes 9 and 10 of “The Last Dance.”
Episode 9 on Sunday night averaged 5.9 million viewers, and the finale averaged 5.4 million, combining for a 10% increase from the previous week.
Here’s how the Sun-Times originally reported some of the topics covered in episodes 9 and 10 of the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”
From the archives: The Bulls win their sixth NBA championship.
From the archives: The Bulls get past the Indiana Pacers to reach the 1998 NBA Finals.
From the archives: Dennis Rodman skips an NBA Finals practice to hang out with Hulk Hogan.
From the archives: A guy named Sammy Sosa also dominated the headlines in 1998.