“Entering the 1997-98 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls had won 5 championships in the previous 7 years. But as they sought their second three-peat, the future of the dynasty was in doubt. As preparations began for the 1997-98 season, Jordan and the Bulls granted unprecedented access to a film crew for the entire year.”
As Jordan was preparing to conclude his time with the Bulls: 3 friends in Toronto were about to graduate from University. This is their story as seen through the ESPN/Netflix docu-series The Last Dance.
My Summer Lair host Sammy Younan hangs out with JT and DC to present Jordan Ain’t No Joke.
Jordan Ain’t No Joke Ep 2 covers Episodes III and IV of The Last Dance.
“I could have been a bomb, I could have been in jail, I could have been dead. But I worked my ass off to get here. I created this monster.” — Dennis Rodman
A Deep Three:
“In August 1998, Carmen Electra’s mother died of brain cancer, and two weeks later, her older sister, Debbie, died of a heart attack. During this time, Electra had been dating NBA star Dennis Rodman. She and Rodman wed in November 1998 at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nine days later, Rodman filed for annulment, claiming he was of “unsound mind” when the pair wed. Electra explained, “It’s easy to get caught up in a moment. You think it’s romantic, but then you realize, God, we did it in Vegas? It’s like getting a cheeseburger at a fast-food restaurant.”” I like that Carmen Electra believes in romance.
Introductions: The Ice Breaker
Q: What’s the Air Jordans that got away? (Q: Which Air Jordan shoes do you wish you owned…)
Q: From shoebox love to hate: where do you want to start with Episode 3?
Shoutout to Doug Collins’ Perm
Q: Are the Pistons unrated…did you appreciate them in real time?
The Hate Is Always Gonna Be There
Q: How Do You Solve a Problem like Isiah Thomas?
The Smile vs Dirty Tactics
Q: Was the Dream Team Snub justified or did he deserve to be on there?
There’s a Magic but…
Q: Where do you stand with the whole walking off without shaking hands?
The Bitterness Never Goes Away
Q: Can you gloss over Jordan’s Dunk Contest?
Doug Collins’ Gum becomes “gum powder…”
Q: Were you shocked that Rodman a Bad Boy was accepted?
Jordan likes winning more than he enjoys hate (he accepted Rodman)
Q: Is It still Load Management if it’s Vegas with Carmen Electra?
Rodman will “rebound…”
Q: Jordan wants to know: why do you doubt?
“Go home, motherfuckers, go home!”
Q: Does it bother you or make you happy we haven’t seen Toni Kukoc yet?
Sure but let’s also talk about The Last Dance soundtrack…
Q: Did you like Scott Burrell back in the day?
Q: Did the Pistons make the Bulls better?
Day After Elimination Workouts: It Begins.
Q: Pistons won championships while the Knicks did not: if they hadn’t won would we look at them the way we look at the Knicks?
Sadness & Pity
Q: For upcoming episodes whose tears are you excited to see?
The Dream Team
Q: How many 3 point plays did Jordan average per game over the years?
30 for 30: The Two Escobars
30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus
30 for 30: Bad Boys
ESPN Films: The Fab Five
Closing Jordan Rap Reference
“I thought you could’ve been Jordan
Found out that you wasn’t even Ben Gordon…” Fabolous: B.O.M.B.S.