This is a bit, right? This has to be a bit at this point. It is too on-brand, too ridiculous. Of COURSE Jerry is on a grotesquely large and terribly decorated yacht. Of COURSE Bill is using two laptops from 2004 and looks wildly uninterested. This is all so entertaining and yet so predictable.
ESPN’s long-awaited documentary series “The Last Dance” premieres on Sunday, and with its arrival are reignited discussions about Michael Jordan and the legacy of the Bulls. While Bulls’ fans, young and old, are enjoying the trip down memory lane, others argue that Jordan’s dynasty with the Bulls isn’t as impressive as other dynasties in recent years.
Earlier today, First Take’s Max Kellerman made the argument that one team’s legacy, in particular, is more impressive than Jordan's. And what team could this possibly be? Here’s a hint: think deflated footballs, and a self-aggrandizing lifestyle and fitness brand.
Yup. Kellerman thinks the Tom Brady-era Patriots were a greater dynasty than Jordan’s Bulls.
.@maxkellerman says the New England Patriots are a more impressive dynasty than the Chicago Bulls.
Before we get too riled up, let’s break down his argument. Kellerman is correct that the Patriots under Brady have made nine Super Bowl appearances in the last 20 years with six Lombardi Trophies.
It is impressive. We all can admit to that.
But a counter argument would be that the litany of scandals surrounding the Patriots is too big a stain to ignore. Where the Patriots have spy-gate and deflate-gate (generally, if you can compare anything in your organization to Watergate, it isn’t a great sign), Jordan has triumphant moments like “I’m back,” and his game-winning shot and iconic pose during Game 6 of the 1998 Finals.
All of that to go along with six championship titles for the Bulls.
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