It’s as shocking as it is true.
Terry Rozier, 26 years old and an established NBA player employed by the Charlotte Hornets, did not know that Michael Jordan and the Bulls three-peated twice in the 1990s until viewing “The Last Dance.”
He confessed as much to Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report:
"Just actually seeing this documentary, I learned so much," Rozier told Abrams. "I didn't even know that they (the Bulls) won three straight [championships two times]. I'm just being honest... To do things like that in this league, you have to be super special.”
“I didn’t even know that they won three straight [championships two times]. I’m just being honest. ... To do things like that in this league, you have to be super special.”— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) July 6, 2020
Hornets players have a newfound respect for MJ after the doc https://t.co/wCXXiWU702 pic.twitter.com/68fexCj2TU
Fact check for all of the above: true. And while undeniably humorous to hear Rozier admit this, the larger piece offers a heartwarming testament to Jordan’s influence from the perspective of Rozier, backcourt-mate Devonte’ Graham, Cody Zeller and other members of the team the Bulls’ great now owns. It's an engaging, worthwhile read.
Rozier even said he could have foreseen himself fighting MJ if, in another life, they somehow found themselves on the same team. “The Steve Kerr route,” as he put it.
The feature also touches on Jordan and Jordan Brand’s $100 million commitment to social justice causes.