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Category: Michael Jordan

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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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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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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…