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The Last Dance

ESPN's docuseries “The Last Dance” goes behind the scenes to chronicle the Bulls' 1997-98 season.

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Sometimes the greatest player of all time looks all alone on ‘The Last Dance’

There’s a cost to being Michael Jordan. That comes out very clearly in ESPN’s documentary.

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‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade jingle almost didn’t happen, Chicago ad creator says

Michael Jordan starred in many commercials, but the most memorable surely was the ‘Be Like Mike’ campaign for the sports drink.

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George Karl discovers that even doing nothing can motivate Michael Jordan

The former Sonics coach confirms that he did not speak to Jordan at a restaurant during the 1996 NBA Finals.

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From the archives: Reliving episodes 7 and 8 of ‘The Last Dance’

Here’s how the Sun-Times originally reported some of the topics covered in episodes 7 and 8 of the ESPN documentary "The Last Dance."

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MJ is the talk of Sarasota

From the archives: Michael Jordan’s arrival at White Sox spring training creates a sensation.

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Pippen explains Game 3 sit-down, says jealousy of Kukoc wasn’t problem

From the archives: Scottie Pippen discusses the 1.8-second game against the Knicks.

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Former Bulls big man Will Perdue talks ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7 & 8

The onetime Bulls center explains why most of the players had a better relationship with Michael’s father, James, than they did with Jordan and how "harmonious’’ life without Jordan was during the 1993-94 season.

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Former Bull Will Perdue talks Michael Jordan and sucker punches

Episodes 7 and 8 of "The Last Dance’’ have been teased already to feature the time MJ sucker-punched Steve Kerr in practice, but years earlier, it was former center Will Perdue who felt the wrath of His Airness in a practice incident.

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Podcast: Michael Jordan trades the court for a diamond as ‘The Last Dance’ covers his first retirement

Rick Telander and Richard Roeper recap Sunday’s premiere of "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8.

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6 key moments from Night 4 of ‘The Last Dance’

What we learned from the seventh and eighth episodes of ESPN’s documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls.

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James Jordan murder trial: Suspect found guilty in killing of Michael Jordan’s father

The jury deliberated 4.5 hours to convict Daniel Andre Green.

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James Jordan murder trial: Phone tripped pair, police say

Two suspects allegedly made calls after shooting Michael Jordan’s father.

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James Jordan’s murder: Looking back on the killing of Michael Jordan’s father

The 57-year-old was missing for 18 days before being discovered dead in a muddy creek.

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Fire’s Frank Klopas witnessed how Bulls raised Chicago’s international profile

Klopas played in Greece from 1988 to 1996 and saw how Chicago became known for Michael Jordan and the Bulls, not Al Capone.

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Commentary: LeBron James speaking out on Ahmaud Arbery’s death shows how he rises above Michael Jordan

Jordan was the most popular person on the planet and could have shifted public opinions, maybe even policies, with just a word or two. But racism, sweatshops, poverty, inequality — those were problems for somebody else.

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Recalling Michael Jordan’s attempt at baseball

"I kind of gave [Jerry Reinsdorf] a little bit of a funny look," Herm Schneider said. "I kinda said, ‘Are you serious?’ ’’

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Michael Jordan had a special agreement with Jewel to shop in peace

"He told me he would call Jewel-Osco about 15 minutes before they closed, and let them know he was coming in," former teammate Brad Sellers said. "They would stay open later to let him shop."

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Craig Hodges blasts Michael Jordan for cocaine comments in ‘The Last Dance’

Hodges, who won two championships alongside Jordan, was frustrated with Jordan’s response and commentary when asked about what was known in the early 1980s as the Bulls’ "traveling cocaine circus."

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Michael Jordan knew how to deliver a pitch

Some behind-the-scenes scoops on how his famous 1991 ‘‘Be Like Mike’’ Gatorade commercial came to be.

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Commentary: ‘The Last Dance’ has a double-standard problem. Just ask Isiah Thomas

We give Michael Jordan the benefit of the doubt because of the image he and his handlers created, but also because of the near perfection of his game. That allowance hasn’t been given so much to Thomas and the Bad Boys.

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Krause’s blocked-buster had Pippen going out, McGrady coming in

Smitten with McGrady, the former Bulls general manager almost dealt Pippen in order to draft him before getting rejected by MJ.

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From the archives: Reliving episodes 5 and 6 of ‘The Last Dance’

Here’s how the Sun-Times originally reported some of the topics covered in episodes 5 and 6 of the ESPN documentary "The Last Dance."

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Jordan’s appearance in court is brief one

Michael Jordan testifies in the trial of James "Slim" Bouler.

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Jordan enjoys a gamble

From the archives: Michael Jordan breaks his media silence to discuss his gambling.

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MJ vows not to speak until after Finals

From the archives: Michael Jordan decides to boycott the media during the 1993 NBA Finals.

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Jordan: I wanted to relax

From the archives: An irritated Michael Jordan talks about his trip to Atlantic City during the 1993 Eastern Conference finals.

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This time, Kukoc passing impresses

From the archives: Toni Kukoc redeems himself during the gold-medal game of the 1992 Olympics.

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Sweatsuit solution pleases Jordan

From the archives: Michael Jordan covers the Reebok logo during the 1992 Olympic medal ceremony.

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Tough year to be like Mike

From the archives: The year between the Bulls’ first and second championships was rough for Michael Jordan.

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Jordan, Pippen refusing to reignite Thomas feud

From the archives: Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen refuse to add fire to their feud with Isiah Thomas.

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Pippen: I’m out if Isiah in Olympics

From the archives: Scottie Pippen says he will not accept Isiah Thomas as an Olympic teammate.

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Jordan strictly bush league in his White House snub

From the archives: Michael Jordan skips the Bulls’ visit to the White House.