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Scottie Pippen’s latest bridge-burning tour is a reminder that hurt people hurt people | Andrew Lawrence

Still miffed by the ‘best sidekick ever’ millstone, the Bulls icon spared no one in a scorched-earth GQ interview. None of it comes as a shock, nor should the fact he keeps taking the baitOnce a staple of the fin-de-siècle Chicago Stadium scoreboard, t…

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NBA trade deadline: Lowry stays with Raptors as Oladipo shipped to Miami

Kyle Lowry remains in Toronto after widely reported trade talksMiami Heat make trade for two-time All-Star Victor OladipoChicago Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic, signaling Orlando rebuildKyle Lowry wound up staying with Toronto after all. Victor Oladipo i…

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Scottie Pippen: ‘I told Michael Jordan I wasn’t too pleased with The Last Dance’

The ex-Chicago Bulls star won new fans in the acclaimed Netflix documentary. He talks about his special relationship with MJ – and basketball’s equality problemVan Jones: ‘Joe Biden is a romantic idealist in the age of cynicism and snark’See the Observ…

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Scottie Pippen: ‘I told Michael Jordan I wasn’t too pleased with The Last Dance’

The ex-Chicago Bulls star won new fans in the acclaimed Netflix documentary. He talks about his special relationship with MJ – and basketball’s equality problemVan Jones: ‘Joe Biden is a romantic idealist in the age of cynicism and snark’See the Observ…

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Chicago Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen after missing playoffs again

Boylen went 39-84 since becoming head coach in 2018Bulls have missed playoffs in four of past five seasonsThe Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, the new front office beginning its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. Related: U…

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Scottie Pippen denies The Last Dance caused a rift with Michael Jordan

Jordan made criticisms of Bulls teammate in documentaryShow detailing Bulls dynasty was a ratings hitScottie Pippen says he has talked with Michael Jordan since The Last Dance documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any rift between the retired …

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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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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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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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Michael Jordan’s furious desire to conquer all still burns decades later

A superb new ESPN documentary series reminds us that everything in the NBA legend’s playing career was bent towards a single goal: winningHave we never seen Michael Jordan like this before, or is it simply that we forgot? Anyone who lived through the C…

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Injury-hit Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg after dismal start

Undermanned Bulls fire Hoiberg after 5-19 start to seasonAssociate head coach Jim Boylen to take over immediatelyThe skidding Chicago Bulls fired coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted associate head coach Jim Boylen in hopes of lifting the team fro…

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Chicago Bulls ban Bobby Portis for punch that put team-mate in hospital

Nikola Mirotic suffered concussion and broken bones during fightPortis will miss first eight games of season after team suspensionThe Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games of their season for injuring team-mate Nik…

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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas plays through grief to beat Bulls: ‘Mentally I’m not here’

  • Boston guard’s younger sister died in car crash earlier this month
  • Celtics beat Chicago 104-95 to level NBA playoff series at 2-2

Isaiah Thomas says he is playing through grief after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to level their first-round playoff series at 2-2.

“Mentally and emotionally, I’m not here so I just feed off what the guys give me,” Thomas said. “They give me a lot of confidence. I can’t do it without those guys. They believe in me and being here is what makes me feel sane and somewhat normal through these tough times.”

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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas plays through grief to beat Bulls: ‘Mentally I’m not here’

  • Boston guard’s younger sister died in car crash earlier this month
  • Celtics beat Chicago 104-95 to level NBA playoff series at 2-2

Isaiah Thomas says he is playing through grief after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to level their first-round playoff series at 2-2.

“Mentally and emotionally, I’m not here so I just feed off what the guys give me,” Thomas said. “They give me a lot of confidence. I can’t do it without those guys. They believe in me and being here is what makes me feel sane and somewhat normal through these tough times.”

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