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The "The Last Dance" Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PCLoadLetter, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    The first two parts are rally well done. Don’t know when viewership numbers come out, but this will draw a huge number, i think.
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Mine is simply viewed from the prism of being a Suns fan.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Shaq said the same thing years later. "Company time"
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Fricking Bobby Knight comes off looking by far the smartest back then. He watched him in the summer of 1984 and pretty unequivocally said that Jordan is the best basketball player he's ever seen.
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    A quick reminder that Knight also cut John Stockton and Charles Barkley from that team, keeping Steve Alford, Vern Fleming and Jeff Turner, so I'd say his track record as a talent evaluator is mixed.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    True dat.
  7. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Amazing how little has changed when it comes to Peoria hotels.
  8. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    With Barkley, didn't he make some sort of off-color crack about Knight right at the end of camp?
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Jordan has said David Thompson was the best player he'd ever seen.
  10. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    IIRC, Barkley said he couldn’t play defense to Knight’s standards, but I think he enjoyed the experience and it gave him the confidence that he could play with anyone in the world.

    Vern Fleming was a pretty good pro. Stockton over Alford easily but Knight might have realized he needed a player to translate how he was to others, so Alford stays. He also had to coach Alford for two more years.

    I remember the note story...

    Good read about 1984 Olympic team.

    Los Angeles
  11. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Thompson would have stayed in the hotel room.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    There's no way this story really needed 10 hours to tell, but now the filmmakers look brilliant for it.

    Enjoyed the split-second that they showed the public address announcer. Sometime over the next eight episodes they've got to do a little bit on that guy. Those intros never got old.
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