Last night, parts three and four of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bull’s The Last Dance Documentary aired, and much like the first night, the series held nothing back.
The second week of the five-week, 10-part series definitely didn’t disappoint. The two-hour block went into depth about Dennis Rodman, Bulls vs. Pistons, and more.
One of the most interesting stories coming from night two was a story about #DennisRodman taking a mid-season ”vacation” in Vegas.
“While Scottie [Pippen] was out, Dennis was a model citizen to a point where it was driving him fu*king’ insane,” Jordan said. “So when Scottie came back, Dennis wanted to take a vacation. I come to practice, Phil calls me in and says, ‘Look, Dennis wants to tell you something.’ When Dennis wants to tell me something, I knew it’s not something that I’ll fu*king want to hear. So Dennis says, ‘I need a vacation.’”
Steve Kerr explained how Dennis was unique and liked to deal with his personal life differently than the rest of the team.
“Everybody understood Dennis’ impact on the group. And we understood that he had different needs in his personal life than we did,” Kerr said. “Dennis was bizarre. But I think what made it work was Phil [Jackson] and Michael [Jordan] understanding that to get the most out of him on the court, you had to give him some rope. …And they gave him a lot of rope.”
“Phil, if you let this dude go-to vacation, we’re not gonna see him,” Jordan continued. “You let him go to Vegas, we’re definitely not gonna see him. So he looks at Dennis and says, ‘Dennis, well, can your vacation be like 48 hours?’ And Dennis is like, ‘I got no other choice. I’ll take whatever you can give me. I’ll take the 48 hours.’ ‘48 hours. You got 48 hours, Dennis’ And I’m looking at Phil like, ‘You ain’t gonna get that dude back in 48 hours. I don’t care what you say. He’s done. Okay, 48 hours.’ He leaves that room, goes straight to the airport. Boom. We don’t hear or see Dennis for 48 hours.”
“I went to fu*king Vegas,” Rodman joked.
However, after two days passed, Dennis didn’t return as planned.
“He didn’t come back on time,” Jordan added. “We had to go get his ass out of bed. And I’m not gonna say what’s in his bed or where he was or blah blah blah.”
But, as it turns out, it was none other than model and actress #CarmenElectra.
“There’s a knock on the door, it’s Michael Jordan,” Electra explained. “And I hid. I didn’t want him to see me like that. So I’m just like hiding behind the couch with covers over me. ‘Come on; we got to get to practice.’”
Elsewhere, the documentary also dived deep into the Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons rivalry.
Producers of the documentary showed Jordan a video explanation from former Pistons player #IsiahThomas explaining why he didn’t shake hands with Jordan at the end of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 1991.
“I know it’s all bullsh*t,” Jordan said. “Whatever [Thomas] says now, you know it wasn’t his true actions then. He’s had time enough to think about it or the reaction of the public kind of changed his perspective of it. You can show me anything you want— there’s no way you can convince me he wasn’t an assh*le.”
“Their time had arrived, and ours was over,” Thomas explained. “As we’re coming out of the game, [Bill] Laimbeer said, ‘We’re not shaking their hands; this is how we’re leaving.’”
The Pistons who were deemed the ‘Bad Boys’ at that time had beaten the Bulls for three consecutive years until things changed in 1991. Them not shaking hands with the Bulls was repeating history from 1988-98 when the Boston Celtics walked off the court when the Pistons won.
“Two years in a row, we shook their hands when they beat us,” Jordan explained. “There’s a certain respect to the game that we paid to them. That’s sportsmanship. No matter how much it hurt, and believe me, it hurt, but they didn’t have to shake our hands. We knew we whipped their ass already, and we had gotten past them. To me, that was better in some ways than winning the championship.”