Tagged Michael Jordan

3 Key Bulls ‘The Last Dance’ Disrespected

NBA Nation just finished consuming ESPN/Netflix’s riveting 10-part documentary The Last Dance. While the five-week Michael Jordan-centric show hit many of the highlights, die-hard Chicago Bulls and ‘90s NBA fans have longed for more. Most of Jordan’s teammates received shoutouts, ranging from dedicated episodes for Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, to specific segments for Horace…

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The Numbers: Chicago Bulls Win 15 Straight at Home

On May 21, 1991, The Chicago Bulls were rolling, and not even their rival Detroit Pistons could get in their way. Michael Jordan led the way with 35 points as the Bulls took care of business. The Bulls had only lost one game through the first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs, and that was…

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‘The Last Dance’ Roundtable: The End

TBW Media decided to take things to Twitter for the culmination of ESPN and NETFLIX’s documentary, The Last Dance. Writers Bob Bajek, myself and Editor in Chief Joel C. Cordes live-tweeted the finale together as a way to do our periodic roundtable a bit differently. Below you will find a restructured recap of our thoughts…

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The Numbers: Michael Jordan’s No. 12 Masterpiece

The basketball world rightly associates No. 23 with Michael Jordan. No. 45 also played a short role during his 1994-95 comeback season as well—as detailed recently on ESPN’s The Last Dance. But do you know The Goat once donned No. 12 on Valentine’s Day 1990? The Orlando Magic hosted the up-and-coming Bulls that evening. Both teams…

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Scottie Pippen was the Robin Who Could Have Been Batman

In 1992, Detective Comics issued #644, the first part of a Batman story called Electric City. At one point, Batman is killed by The Electrocutioner and Robin steps up to beat him into submission. Batman was eventually revived by a bolt of electricity and ultimately saved the day, but the brief period without the leading man…

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The Numbers: The Shot

The record for the most points scored by a player in NBA history on May 7th is 44 points. While this seems like an arbitrary “record” to point to, the last two of those points are one of the most iconic moment in history. The year was 1989. The setting was Game 5 of the…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Jerseys

When I started watching basketball back in 1995, the season kicked off by celebrating the NBA’s 50th anniversary in style. This era brought graphic designers to the forefront, making uniforms pop with engaging images in time for the organization’s golden season festivities. Count me among the legions of kids who became obsessed with NBA jerseys.  Cool…

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Revisiting 1992-93’s Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley MVP Race

During the 1992-93 season, Michael Jordan pushed his Chicago Bulls to their third straight NBA title. As mentioned in episode five of The Last Dance, the team was slogging coming off two back-to-back championships and finished with 10 fewer wins than the previous season. The media scrutiny was getting out of control, and there were rumors…

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