While the drama seemed real, the 1998 home run chase, like that entire era in baseball, was too good to be true.
Try as he might, Armstrong can’t dissociate himself from his stratospheric rise to make his fall seem less dramatic and his deception less extreme.
Despite John Daniel Davidson’s excellent case for Michael Jordan and David Marcus’ compelling argument in favor of LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest individual NBA player of all time.
The documentary’s release during sports’ hiatus allowed Jordan—always obsessed with dominating his opponents—to drive cultural discussions once again.
Let’s dispense with the facile comparisons to LeBron James—or anyone else. It’s not even close.
The shot—the last Michael Jordan would ever take as a member of the Bulls franchise—proved controversial, both then and now.
In chronicling the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls’ season, ‘The Last Dance’ illustrates Michael Jordan’s level of exhaustion.
As the series ended last week, Michael Jordan faced significant obstacles as the Bulls attempted to win their sixth National Basketball Association title.
‘The Last Dance’ explores the American cult of celebrity, particularly as it developed around Michael Jordan, and shows how the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls overcame adversity to win their sixth and final championship.
Students are urging both universities to forgo endowments stemming from fossil fuels and demanding pressure on financiers to cancel Puerto Rico’s debt.
When DreamWorks refused to cut a Chinese propaganda scene from a new movie, Vietnam and Malaysia decided to boycott the film. American consumers should boycott too.
ESPN has instructed staff to avoid discussing Chinese politics when covering Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong.
As the film notes, basketball star Dennis Rodman worked hard to become, and remain, a celebrity, but he does not handle celebrity very well.
‘He gives our team and myself unbelievable perspective, and I have yet to see David Saville have a bad day,’ Coach Swinney said.
‘Playmakers’ could have survived during this ‘Peak TV’ era—imagine a season taking on Bountygate, head trauma, or a real estate mogul desperate to own a team.
Instead of grumbling about the salaries male basketball players enjoy, perhaps A’ja Wilson should be thankful their product helps bolster her own paycheck.
Known for colorful asides, the ESPN trio’s banter can—and often does—make blowout games as amusing, if not as compelling, as last-second nailbiters.
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