The best moments of ‘Last Dance’ to spend the first Sunday without Michael Jordan

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Cameo Division

“Someone’s knocking at the door. It’s Michael Jordan. – Carmen Electra, episode 4

Michael Jordan burst into Dennis Rodman’s apartment in Chicago to break Rodman, and Electra’s post-game in Vegas is exactly the nonsense where this documentary was to go.

“Michael Jordan is the only player who can turn it on and off, and he never has. – Roy Williams, episode 2

Roy Williams’ time in these docuseries was far too short.

“I was better than Michael Jordan … for about three weeks.” – James Worthy, episode 2

In fact, let’s stay for a moment on Jordan’s UNC years. That James freaking Worthy delivered this quote (him from the three NBA titles, MVP Finals, seven nods of the stars and so on) says everything you need to know about Jordan’s greatness – from the start.

” Good. F ** King Bulls ** t. – Ron Harper, episode 4

Right now, a delicious moment of candor from “1989 Cleveland Cavaliers member” (if you only watched the docuseries) Ron Harper. In retrospect… Salacious!

Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan

“The Glove … I had no problem with The Glove. – Michael Jordan, episode 8

Michael Jordan is a meme who walks, lives and breathes. Cherish him forever.

“I didn’t want Bill Cartwright to have the ball with five seconds left. It is not an equal opportunity offense. It’s f ** king bulls ** t. – Michael Jordan, episode 4

Jordan’s first impressions of the Triangle. Classic. And a significant revealer for his complete evolution as a player – punctuated, later in that same episode, by Jordan conceding shots to an open and burning John Paxson in Game 5 of the 1991 final.

“It depends on how bad the f ** king is for headache. – Michael Jordan, episode 2

Jordan’s response to Jerry Reinsdorf posing this analog to a career-altering foot injury he suffered in his second season:

“If you had a terrible headache, and I gave you a bottle of pills, and nine of the pills would cure you, and one of the pills would kill you, would you take a pill? “

‘‘It depends on how bad the f ** king is for headache.’ “

Doesn’t get more Jordan than that.

“This little Laker boy is going to take everyone one-on-one. He doesn’t let the game come back to him. He just went out and took it. I’m going to get there. I’m going to make this game one-on-one. I thought after the first four attempts he would relax. After the first four attempts? If I were his teammate, I would not pass him the f ** king ball! You still want that ball, brother, you better bounce. – Michael Jordan, episode 5

Well, except maybe that. Jordan went wild against a 19-year-old Kobe Bryant (“that little Laker boy”) in the locker room before the 1998 All-Star game that rocked heartbeats that I didn’t know I had.

“Everyone says I have grown back. Bulls ** t. His energy went in this direction. I didn’t have to push it that way. – Michael Jordan, episode 10

Second point, somewhat conceded. But come on, Mike. You tapped a cheek.

“I knew Jerry Krause loved Dan Majerle and just because Krause loved him was enough for me. Do you think he’s a great defensive player? OK fine. I’m going to show you that it isn’t. – Michael Jordan, episode 6

Jordan’s 41 point average in the 1993 final is still a record in the NBA final.

“Clyde was a threat. I’m not saying he was not a threat. But when compared to him, I was offended. “- Michael Jordan, episode 5

We could go there all day with that.

“He (George Karl) walked past me. And looking at Ahmad, I said, “Really? Oh, so this is how you are going to play? I said, “It’s a shit poop. We went to Caroline. We know Dean Smith. I see it in summer. We play golf. And are you going to do that? OK fine. That’s all I needed. It became personal. – Michael Jordan, episode 8

Seriously.

“You b ** ch, f ** k you. – Michael Jordan to Larry Bird, episode 9

God bless behind the scenes images.

“You can show me what you want. There is no way to convince him that he was not a hole **. – Michael Jordan, episode 4

Choose one of the moments of Isiah that you enjoy. This was one of the most poignant reactions to the Jordan iPhone in the series.

Best of teammates

“All right b ** ches. – Horace Grant, episode 4

Horace Grant became as real as possible at the Pistons barrage after the 1991 Eastern Conference finals. (A trend that continues in the wake of the series)

“I’m not going to f ** k my summer” – Scottie Pippen, Episode 1

Scottie Pippen has become as accessible as possible on the rationale for postponing foot surgery until the start of the 1997-1998 season.

“I didn’t win without Scottie Pippen, and that’s why I consider him my best teammate of all time. He helped me so much in the way I approach the game, in the way I play. Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen. ” – Episode 1

Frankly, the doc could have presented more.

“It’s boom, uh, click, and go back this way. Boom. Here here. Click and go this way. Boom. In this way. Click here and come back this way. – Dennis Rodman, episode 3

I could hear Dennis Rodman talk about bouncing basketball all day. Other highlights in this segment:

  • “I want to go out and break my nose.”

  • “I want to go over there and cut. “

  • “Something that will just bring out the pain. Pain. I want to feel this. ”

“I don’t care, whatever. What’s up. – Dennis Rodman, episode 3

Rodman’s response to Phil Jackson asking if he wanted to play for the Bulls. On the nose, of course.

“He (Jordan) knows we would never play (cards) with him in the back (of the team plane), because it’s just too much money. But he went up to the front and said, “What are you guys doing? Do I mind if I play? And I remember John Paxson looking at him and saying, “Why the hell would you want to play with us? We play for a dollar per hand. And I remember looking at him, he said, “Because I mean I have your money in my pocket. “” – Will Perdue, episode 6

Not a game problem, a competition problem.

Franchise moments

” Pause. – Michael Jordan, episode 7

Preceded by a monologue almost filled with tears on the reasons for the tyranny of his teammate. One of the emotional heights in the series.

“Look, I don’t have to do this. I only do it because that’s who I am. This is how I played the game. It was my mentality. If you don’t want to play that way, don’t play that way. Pause. “

“I don’t have five championships here without him.” – Kobe Bryant, episode 5

Bryant’s posthumous appearance, in which he details his relationship with Jordan and the inspiration he derives from it, is both surreal and powerful. In Bryant’s words, everything he did, he got from Jordan. Their bond was fraternal.

“If I had to start all over again, I wouldn’t want to be considered a role model. It’s like a match against me. There is no way to win. – Michael Jordan, episode 6

That ties in powerfully with a key quote from Tim Hallam, longtime PR Bulls maven: “I don’t want to be like Mike. It is an impossible task. ”

“In my mind, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s it. You’re going to remove Michael Jordan. – Reggie Miller, episode 8

A perfect cliffhanger for the finale of episodes 9 and 10. Miller’s waking dream almost came true – and perhaps should have.

“This is one of those incidents where I wish it never happened. But if I had the chance to start over, I probably wouldn’t change. – Scottie Pippen on the second game of 1.8, episode 7

Scottie Pippen knows very well that Game 3 of the 1994 Eastern Conference semifinals is a legacy. But he surprisingly revealed that it wouldn’t change anything.

“Yeah, don’t get me wrong: it was a hole **. He was a jerk. He crossed the line several times, “said Will Perdue, a teammate of the first three teams from three rounds. “But as time goes by and you think about what he was trying to accomplish, you say to yourself:” Yes, he was a Helluva teammate. “” – Will Perdue, episode 7

If there was a mission statement for all the docuseries, it would be this.

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