Tag: The Last Dance

Michael Jordan returns to the NBA with the Washington Wizards in 2001. (Image: Getty)

2001 Flashback: Michael Jordan Unretires to Join Washington Wizards

After a three-year layoff, Michael Jordan laced up his sneakers and unretired for the second time in his storied NBA career when he joined the Washington Wizards for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. While the ESPN documentary series “The Last Dance” covered Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls, his […]

NBA commissioner David Stern awards the 1993 NBA Finals MVP to Michael Jordan after the Chicago Bulls won their third-straight NBA championship. (Image: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty)

1990s Dynasty: Michael Jordan Secures 6 Titles for the Chicago Bulls

Between 1991 and 1998, Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles during their 1990s dynasty, bookended by three-peats before general manager Jerry Krause broke up the team, and Jordan retired for a second time. It’s no surprise that Jordan was named MVP of the NBA Finals in […]

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan defends Detroit Pistons guard Isaiah Thomas during the 1991 NBA Playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Bad Boys Detroit Pistons and the So-Called ‘Jordan Rules’

“The Last Dance” documentary on Michael Jordan referenced the “Jordan Rules” multiple times. The “Jordan Rules” were a specific set of rules the Detroit Pistons conjured up to stop Air Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. In addition, sportswriter Sam Smith titled a searing tell-all book published in […]

Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan sitting on the bench during the Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls against Vancouver Grizzlies in 1998. (Image: Andy Hayt/Getty)

The Last Dance, Episode 1: ‘Mike’ Jordan and Cocaine Traveling Circus

ESPN aired the first two episodes of “The Last Dance,” the documentary about Michael Jordan and his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98 as they sought to win their sixth championship and complete a second three-peat. The first episode revealed Jordan’s origin story from the freshman named “Mike” […]

Michael Jordan and head coach Phil Jackson celebrate their victory in the 1998 NBA Finals. (Image: Jeff Haynes/Getty)

Michael Jordan Documentary ‘The Last Dance’ Moves Air Date to April

ESPN announced it’s moving up the air date for “The Last Dance”, a 10-part documentary series on basketball legend Michael Jordan. The highly anticipated series on one of the world’s greatest professional athletes will air on Sunday nights starting April 19, 2020. The series will focus on the final championship […]