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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 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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5 Former Role Players Who Would Stand Out in Today’s NBA

One thing ESPN’s The Last Dance has really hammered home for me is just how stark the contrast in playing styles is between the modern game and even 20-30 years ago. That premise has gotten my mind racing: What players from that era would seamlessly fit in the modern NBA? Remove the brutish post-ups and…

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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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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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BbA 11: What We Still Want from ‘The Last Dance’

In this 11th episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by Brandon Jefferson to break down what they still want from ESPN’s landmark documentary The Last Dance’. Fueled by Brandon’s “The Last Dance Roundtable: Episodes 1-4”, the guys first discuss what has gone so well already for the retelling of the…

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‘The Last Dance’ Roundtable: Episodes 1-4

There has been a noticeable lack in must-watch television for sports enthusiasts with the NBA season still suspended (along with all professional sports). Like the rest of the world, TBW media has been locked in on ESPN’s The Last Dance—a 10-part documentary airing two episodes a week starting at 9 PM EST—as we strive to continually…

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