As tough as it may seem to narrow down 2020’s biggest moments into a countdown of just six items, it seems like the right thing to do for such an important time in both sports history and the country’s history.
Which Draft Day trade stands out the most when looking back at the NBA’s history?
Two months and 20 other teams later, only two franchises remain in the NBA’s bubble in Orlando. The prize hanging in the balance? A Larry O’Brien trophy.
To help celebrate the commercials reaching the quarter-century mark, it’s time to break down the top six “This is SportsCenter” ads of all time.
Some memories stick out more than others, while other clips could fall by the wayside in the long run. To parse it out, here are the top five highlights from “The Last Dance.”
One quote from Michael Jordan in the final moments of “The Last Dance” may be the most important that the Bulls legend said throughout the documentary’s entirety.
After four action-filled weeks, “The Last Dance” reached its final night of episode premieres on May 17, 2020, and showcased exactly why the Chicago Bulls are known as one of the sports world’s all-time great dynasties.
After a dramatic seventh episode, “The Last Dance” kept the red-hot pace rolling as it moved into Episode 8, the series’ third-to-last episode.
If Episode 6 of “The Last Dance” planted the seed of doubt about Michael Jordan’s future before his first retirement from basketball, then Episode 7 showed the full growth of that seed into the flower that was his decision to step away from the sport in his prime.
Who we decide is the greatest player of all time says a lot more about us as fans and cultural observers than it does about the players or even the game. This piece is more about why we even ask this question more than it is about who I think is the greatest of all time.
After a drama-filled fifth episode, “The Last Dance” gets into the nitty-gritty in its sixth installment as the production starts to dive in on the mental toll Jordan’s success and worldwide admiration had on him.
Episode 5 brought the main spotlight back to Michael Jordan throughout, but in a unique way. It wasn’t just Jordan, it was his impact on the world through his shoes.
One subtle debate that the documentary created provides for an interesting “What if?”-type of scenario: Which sports story needs its own version of “The Last Dance”?
Episode 4 starts and ends with the key coaching philosophies of the one and only Phil Jackson, the man who was at the helm for each of the Bulls’ six championship wins in the 1990s.
Simply put, Episode 3 of “The Last Dance” can be summarized with two words: Dennis Rodman.
Simply put, the second episode of “The Last Dance” on ESPN, which highlights the infamous 1997-1998 season for the Chicago Bulls, stands out as “The Scottie Pippen Episode.”