Did ESPN and The Last Dance producers make a critical error in the way they packaged and framed the landmark documentary? Are we on the verge of being disappointed by something that started off so strong?

Is Michael Jordan’s pathological approach to winning something to be emulated or avoided? Why can’t any of the Bulls seem to give credit to anyone but themselves?

How does the NBA safely return its season if gathering all teams together in one location?

In this 13th episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes debate both the effectiveness and meaning of The Last Dance while also weighing the balancing act that both the NBA and society currently face due to COVID19.

Along the way, Will Perdue’s face mask, Edgar Allan Poe, REO Speedwagon and The Phantom of the Opera all make appearances because they’re all totally related.

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