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New tape contradicts Michael Jordan’s Dream Team claims in The Last Dance

Clip shows Jordan refused Isiah Thomas as teammateFormer Bulls star said he played no part in team selectionMichael Jordan’s claim that he had no part in his rival Isiah Thomas being left off the USA’s Olympic ‘Dream Team’ have been contradicted by a n…

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Knicks Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing out of hospital after contracting Covid-19

Son says former NBA star is at home and recoveringEwing is now head coach at alma mater GeorgetownGeorgetown basketball coach and former NBA star Patrick Ewing has been released from hospital and is recovering from Covid-19 at home, his son said on Mon…

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Could Disney World really solve the NBA’s coronavirus conundrum?

The NBA season has been suspended since March, but the league has been making a push to resume action, potentially in one unlikely locationWhile nobody knows anything for certain, all signs are pointing to the NBA at least attempting to resume its seas…

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Michael Jordan was years ahead of his game. The Last Dance showed that he still is

The docuseries that enthralled millions isn’t just about sport, but the pursuit of perfection. And at its heart is a superstar who still retains his mysteryThe Last Dance, the wildly popular documentary series co-produced by ESPN and Netflix about Mich…

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The Last Dance is spectacular but leaves the real Michael Jordan up in the air | Barney Ronay

Though closer to hagiography than documentary, Jordan’s Netflix series offers a lavish and beautiful courtside seatThat thing you like? It’s actually rubbish. Here’s why. No wait, come back! This isn’t that. Although, as it happens, there has been a ba…

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The Last Dance is spectacular but leaves the real Michael Jordan up in the air | Barney Ronay

Though closer to hagiography than documentary, Jordan’s Netflix series offers a lavish and beautiful courtside seatThat thing you like? It’s actually rubbish. Here’s why. No wait, come back! This isn’t that. Although, as it happens, there has been a ba…

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Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies aged 78

Famed NBA coach led Utah to NBA finals in 1997 and 1998 Sloan spent 34 years with Jazz franchise, 23 as head coachJerry Sloan, the coach who took the Utah Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, died…

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Scottie Pippen said to be ‘beyond livid’ at Jordan for portrayal in The Last Dance

ESPN Radio host says Pippen ‘livid’ at portrayal in docuseriesReport follows Horace Grant’s criticism of ESPN ratings smashScottie Pippen has reportedly joined a growing chorus of former Chicago Bulls to take issue with Michael Jordan’s outsized influe…

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Michael Jordan burned bridges, LeBron James builds them. I know who I prefer

I was born and raised in Chicago and idolized Jordan growing up. But, unexpectedly, The Last Dance has made me gravitate towards LeBronI am hard pressed to name another athlete who has dominated my life quite like Michael Jeffrey Jordan. You see, I was…

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‘Lie, lie, lie’: Former Jordan teammate gives withering assessment of The Last Dance

Horace Grant says labels show ‘a so-called documentary’Former NBA champion says Jordan often crossed the lineIt appears that The Last Dance backlash has arrived. ESPN aired the final episode of the wildly popular Michael Jordan documentary on Sunday bu…

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Sports quiz: how much do you know about Michael Jordan?

Where was he born? What’s he worth? Which actor helped him out? Jordan grew up in North Carolina. But where was he born?Los AngelesNew York CityHamburgMiamiWhat is Jordan’s middle name?JeffreyRaymoneMichaelHe doesn’t have a middle nameJordan was marked…

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Michael Jordan says he would have returned to play for Chicago Bulls

NBA legend says team could have won a seventh championshipJordan was speaking in final episode of ESPN’s The Last DanceMichael Jordan says he would have been willing to continue his record-breaking career with the Chicago Bulls and chase a seventh NBA …

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Michael Jordan’s first-ever Air Jordan sneakers sell for $560,000 at auction

US basketball legend wore the Nike trainers in his rookie season in the NBA and are featured in hit documentary The Last DanceA pair of sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan in his rookie season in the NBA have fetched a record $560,000 in …

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Michael Jordan’s first-ever Air Jordan sneakers sell for $560,000 at auction

US basketball legend wore the Nike trainers in his rookie season in the NBA and are featured in hit documentary The Last DanceA pair of sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan in his rookie season in the NBA have fetched a record $560,000 in …

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Autopsy finds pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had no drugs or alcohol in system

Coroner: all nine on board sustained immediate fatal injuriesBryant crashed in thick fog north of Los Angeles in JanuaryThe pilot flying NBA legend Kobe Bryant and seven others, including his daughter, to a youth basketball tournament did not have alco…

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Donald Trump seems incapable of a good team talk. So I wrote one for him

I learned the value of a speech that can unite a group during my playing career. During the Covid-19 pandemic we need one from the man at the topThere’s a moment near the end of most sports movies when the coach gives a heartfelt pep talk right before …

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The Last Dance: Is the Michael Jordan documentary a dressed-up puff piece?

The hit docuseries on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls scores big as entertainment, but journalistic compromises make it little more than longform branded contentNot long after ESPN scored its first ever Academy Award for Ezra Edelman’s nonpa…

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Heavily restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday

NBA teams expected to reopen practice facilities on FridayMy favorite game: Sixers v Lakers, Game 1, 2001 NBA finalsNBA teams are expected to get the go-ahead to reopen practice facilities for limited use as early as Friday, less than two months after …

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Covid-19 threatens to bring high-flying NBL back to earth as stars depart | Kieran Pender

The National Basketball League has been a domestic sporting success story but the competition now faces a challenge to its momentumNational Basketball League commissioner Jeremy Loeliger had an early indication that not all was well in the world. With …

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Michael Jordan insists ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ quote was a joke

Comment has followed superstar throughout his lifeJordan addresses issue during ESPN’s The Last DanceMichael Jordan has discussed the quote that has come to define what many see as his willingness to put profit over principles.During a 1990 Senate race…