Rachel Nichols, Tracy McGrady and Brian Windhorst discuss the possibility that Michael Jordan greenlit “The Last Dance” as a response to LeBron James winning the 2016 NBA Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie wanting to play for the Nigerian national team at the 2021 Olympics, Jimmy Butler sending portable hoops to Miami Heat teammates, and a hypothetical situation involving 1-on-1 vs. MJ.
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LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history.
James’s teams have played in eight consecutive NBA Finals (2011–2018) and ten finals in total between the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Lakers. His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, three Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.
James holds the all-time record for playoffs points, is third in all-time points, and eighth in all-time assists. James has been selected to the All-NBA First Team a record thirteen times, made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has played in sixteen All-Star Games, in which he was selected All-Star MVP three times.
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is an American former professional basketball player who is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan won his first NBA championship with the Bulls in 1991, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a “three-peat”. Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the 1993–94 NBA season to play Minor League Baseball, but returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three more championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. He retired for a second time in January 1999 but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history, with a net worth of $2.1 billion.
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The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
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In This Story: Rachel Nichols
Rachel Michele Nichols is a sports journalist who is currently a television host for ESPN, a sports reporter, and an anchor. She hosts an NBA discussion show called The Jump; weekdays on ESPN, it covers news and stories from around the league and features a panel of NBA analysts and players.