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The 1997-98 season didn't need to be "the last dance" for Jordan's Bulls, Ramona Shelburne explains to Brian Windhorst and Kirk Goldsberry. Plus, the crew discusses potential modifications to the CBA and how they might lead to some "big-time" players suddenly hitting the open market (27:30).
"Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time." It's a common sentiment, especially as "The Last Dance" docuseries gives a new showcase for MJ's dominance. But the naysayers remain. "Well, that was the 90s," you might hear, "and the league has changed." ESPN basketball analyst and writer Kirk Goldsberry (admittedly in the Jordan G.O.A.T. camp) brings big data to the argument. He details how Jordan would stack up on shooting, defense, and other aspects of today's game. And he argues that while today's stars (LeBron?) have amazing talent, Jordan basically invented the modern NBA.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks will let his daughter shave his head if he gets enough donations for charity.
"Republicans buy sneakers too." It's considered by many as Michael Jordan's most infamous quote, a jab that showed how his commercial interests stacked up against politics or social and racial justice. Episode 5 of "The Last Dance" docuseries focuses on Jordan's history and legacy around these issues, with MJ confirming he did indeed say those cutting words. Jesse Washington wrote about the origins and ripple effects of Jordan's comments for The Undefeated, and today he shares his reporting. Plus, Justin Tinsley shares a personal story of watching Jordan's last championship, and the end of a family era.
CEO Ted Leonsis has committed to paying an estimated total of $1.2 million to part-time workers for the Wizards, Mystics and Capitals through the end of April.
ESPN's Michael Wilbon covered Michael Jordan for much of the legendary player's career. As a Chicago fan and native, Wilbon is anticipating this Sunday's premiere of the 10-part Jordan documentary, "The Last Dance," more than just about anybody. The series zooms in on the iconic 1997-98 Chicago Bulls and the quest for another championship, even as key relationships falter. It also chronicles Jordan's rise to greatness and unassailable legacy. Wilbon shares his personal memories of MJ, what the docuseries means to him, and how he sees Jordan's career in its totality.
Draft expert Mike Schmitz joins Brian Windhorst and Kevin Pelton to re-select the NBA's 2019 draft lottery based on the information we now have from this season. Plus, a question from the Hoopline about the logistics of a virtual NBA Draft (46:00).
Zach talks to Washington star Bradley Beal about whether he wants to play again this season, his relationship with John Wall (8:46), why he signed an extension in Washington (11:09), and much more.
Now that the Michael Jordan documentary debut is imminent, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon decide it's time to tell some unbelievable stories about Jordan's iconic career.
The Nets' Kevin Durant will lead a field of 16 NBA players competing in the 2K20 Player Tournament that will take place on ESPN beginning Friday. The winner will receive $100,000 to give to a select charity in support of the coronavirus relief efforts.
The nine-year veteran once faced uncertainties due to a work stoppage
Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington will air one-hour video game simulations of remaining Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games.
Our NBA experts examine what an extended layoff could mean for every Eastern Conference team.
Points Per Game115.66th
Rebounds Per Game41.730th
Assists Per Game25.312th