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‘The Last Dance’: Twitter joins Michael Jordan in roasting Jerry Krause

‘The Last Dance’: Twitter joins Michael Jordan in roasting Jerry Krause

The Sunday premiere of “The Last Dance” has already proven to be both a cultural phenomenon and an illuminating experience for those too young to have firsthand experience of Michael Jordan’s dominance or the Bulls’ ’90s dynasty.

The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary delves into the Bull’s final season of that dynasty, with Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman winning the team’s sixth and last championship under coach Phil Jackson. It provides never-before-seen footage of that team and commentary from those who were associated with it, already doing a fantastic job of contextualizing just how great those teams were.

It likely has served as many people’s introduction to former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, both the architect of Chicago’s dynasty and the cause of its destruction. “The Last Dance” pulls no punches with the two-time NBA Executive of the Year, who died in 2017, six months after being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

He’s presented β€” not entirely unfairly β€” as someone whose inexplicable destruction of one of the sport’s great dynasties is credited at least in part to his need for validation and credit in building it. Jackson is even quoted as saying Krause told him he could win 82 games and still be gone after the season.

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Needless to say, Krause’s relationship with players was tenuous at best and outright hostile at worst, as evidenced by a verbal confrontation he had with Pippen on the team bus. The first two episodes show Jordan in particular making fun of Krause to his face:

In that vein, the first two episodes did little to validate Krause or his intentions. And so Twitter joined Jordan in roasting the man Chicago not-so-lovingly called “Crumbs:”

Published at Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:52:30 +0000

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