ESPN’s “The Last Dance” came to a much-awaited conclusion on Sunday, and its final source of debate wasn’t much of a surprise.
With the 1998 NBA Finals finished, the documentary turned to the seemingly inevitable breakup of the Chicago Bulls dynasty.
Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr were traded, Dennis Rodman was released and Phil Jackson walked away.
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Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf insisted the Bulls’ time had come, saying “it would have been suicidal at that point in their careers to bring back” the team’s core and that a rebuild was necessary.
After watching a video of Reinsdorf’s justification for the breakup, Jordan tore into the claim that the writing was on the wall and said the team could have been kept together had the Bulls brass wanted them to come back.
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