The first two episodes of ESPN's ‘The Last Dance' delivered a never-before-seen look at the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. Most of what we saw was expected but unless you have read David Halberstam's The Breaks of the Game and Sam Smith‘s The Jordan Rules, a few things might have caught you by surprise:
“Bulls traveling cocaine circus”
Michael Jordan described how he was searched for his teammates in a hotel in Peoria as a rookie when he heard noises behind the door in the room where they all were and once they let him in he described that:
“And it was like things I've never seen in my life as a young kid. You've got your lines over here, you've got your weed smokers over here, you've got your women over here. So the first thing I said is, ‘Look man, I'm out.'”
Jordan said he just wanted to focus on playing basketball and one of his teammates mentioned that Jordan's go-to drinks back then were orange juice and 7UP. This is still a very eye-opening story and thank God he resisted the temptations.
Pippen's horrible contract
Scottie Pippen’s seven-year, $18 million contract seems unfair and is horrendous but keep in mind that he signed it because at the time he felt that he needed the long-term security considering how heartbreaking his childhood was. It seems little for a player like him but keep in mind that his family had never seen that kind of money before and taking care of them, especially his father, who suffered a stroke and was in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and his brother, who was paralyzed while wrestling in P.E. class in high school.
‘The Last Dance' Props
Win an Emmy Award?
Bill Clinton Impeachment Shown or Mentioned
Will “gambling” Be Said?
Will “Space Jam” Be Said or Clip Shown?
Will Barack Obama Tweet About the Documentary?
Will Kobe Bryant Be Seen?
Will LeBron James Be Seen?
Yankees World Series Championship Be Shown or Mentioned
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