“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 3 covers Episodes V and VI of The Last Dance.
“Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too.” — Michael Jordan
A Deep Three:
“Danny Ainge Ainge was draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977 playing for them in 1979. Mostly a second baseman, he played third base and outfield positions as well, hitting .220 in his baseball career with 2 home runs and 146 hits in 211 games. After three years with the Blue Jays, Ainge decided to pursue a career in basketball and was chosen in the 1981 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, who had to buy out Ainge’s contract from the Blue Jays after a legal battle.”
Introductions: The Ice Breaker
Q: What are your favourite 90s Must See TV Shows (In honour of Jerry Seinfled’s Last Dance cameo)
Our suggested titles for Episode V
Be Like Mike…Except You Don’t Want To Be Like Mike
Q: Does it surprise you Spike Lee hasn’t been as involved with The Last Dance?
Did we get Bamboozled?
Q: Do you know what a sneaker pimp is?
Show Shoes: Shoes To Show
Q: Do you know how much Jordan shoes make?
There’s no Jordan vs LeBron debate because “Republicans buy sneakers too.”
Q: “They didn’t know me…why are they doing this to me?”
Q: Was it a Dream Team or a Mean Team?
Actually it was an NBA Scheme for International ballers
Q: Is this Isiah Thomas’ Last Dance?
Isiah Thomas’ tears: but I met the criteria!
Q: Who is the Top Dog?
Jordan is Alpha of the Alphas
Our suggested titles for Episode VI
Cigarettes instead of cigars…
Q: When you see the cigars, the drinking, the gambling, the fresh suits: are the Chicago Bulls our generation’s Rat Pack?
Does that make B.J. Armstrong Joey Bishop?!
Q: Was Jordan’s gambling a media constructed narrative?
Always Bet On Black!
Q: Was anybody surprised The Last Dance team didn’t use Kenny Rogers The Gambler to score a montage?
Maybe they were chicken… #Rimshot
Q: Were the Chicago Bulls’ NBA Finals anticlimactic?
The West was not the best…
Q: Did we talk about Kobe yet?
August 23, 1978- January 26, 2020
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Bonus Recommendation (Listen for it to be revealed…)
The Dream Team (an NBA TV 2012 documentary)
YouTube Official Olympics channel
Closing Jordan Rap Reference
“I’m Jordan with the mic, huh, wanna gamble?”
A Tribe Called Quest: Lyrics to Go