‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 3-4

This week we got another 2 episodes of the great documentary about one of the greatest NBA players of all time – Michael Jordan.

In those 2 episodes the main discussion was about Bulls’ power forward Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan’s rival in the end of the 80’s – the Detroit Pistons.

To this day, Jordan still holds a grudge toward the Pistons – “I hated them. And that hate carries even to this day. They made it personal. They physically beat the s–t out of us.”

James Worthy, who played with Michael in North Carolina, said about this match-up – “I don’t know how he came out of it alive”.

The Pistons had the infamous Jordan Rule –

Another memory that brought up in these episodes was Jordan’s game winner against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which according to Michael, was the defining moment for the Bulls – They turned from losers to winners –

Bulls PF during the second 3-peat, Dennis Rodman, was under the spotlights this week. Rodman said –

“Nobody can say anything bad about me as a teammate,” Rodman said. “You’ve got the great Michael Jordan, the great Scottie Pippen, the great Phil Jackson … but they don’t really do what I do.”

And Rodman was right… He averaged 15.3 rebounds per game in his three seasons with the Bulls.

But it had a cost – Rodman sometime was hard to handle, and had some tough moments dealing with the pressure.

Phil Jackson did his best as a coach and gave Rodman some time off during to season in order to keep him in the right mindset – He let him go for 48 hours to Las Vegas.

‘The Last Dance’

“The last dance” is a 10 episodes documentary revolving around one of the greatest sports teams of all time – The 90’s Chicago Bulls and their last championship run with arguably the best player of all time – Michael Jordan. Every week Netflix and ESPN will air 2 episodes.

The first two episodes brought up multiple interesting topics, one of the was the construction and the split up of this 97′-98′ Chicago Bulls by their general manager Jerry Krause. His famous quote – “Players and coaches don’t win championships, organizations do”, drew much attention Sunday night as it drew over 20 years ago.

Current NBA players reacted to it –

Another key aspect that was discussed on the first two episodes is Scottie Pippen’s relationship with the management and the fact that Scottie was under paid and under appreciated. At some point he also demanded a trade and said he will never play for the Bulls again.

Other NBA legends and players commented about this documentary –