By Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA)
CHICAGO, IL — In the recent episodes of “The Last Dance” on ESPN, the rivalry between the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls in the late 80’s still fueled by a hatred that runs deeper than Atlantis. Once the Bulls dethroned the Pistons in the ’91 Eastern Conference Finals, the lack of sportsmanship left a bad taste in the mouths of Michael Jordan and the Bulls from the Bad Boys.
Jordan made it abundantly clear that he was not accepting of Thomas’ reasoning for his team walking off the floor early and not congratulating the Bulls.
“It was all bulls***t. Whatever he says now it wasn’t his true actions then,” Jordan responded to Thomas’ statement. “There is no way you can convince me he wasn’t an asshole!”
Jordan is making sure he’s keeping this beef crackin’ like it’s 1996 on the West Coast. In episode 5, they docu series will explore the origins of a budding friendship between Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant, and hopefully will shed some light on the 1992 USA Dream Team shut out of an NBA player.