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Sam Smith on The Last Dance and Michael Jordan

April 21, 2020

Former Chicago Tribune turned writer, Sam Smith, who covered the breadth of Michael Jordan's career, discusses ESPN's "The Last Dance" documentary, the Bulls double three-peat, Phil Jackson's coaching philosophy, Scottie Pippen, MJ's relationship with the media and teammates, and the story behind "Republicans buy sneakers too." He also debates Michael and Scottie vs Shaq and Kobe vs Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as greatest NBA tandem of all time. Plus, he offers some insight on MJ's ultra-competitive nature, and the effect that fame and celebrity had on MJ's professional relationships. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.