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MICHAEL JORDAN DESCRIBES HIS LAST SEASON WITH THE BULLS: "We knew it was all coming to an end"

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Ahead of the most expected basketball documentary The Last Dance, Michael Jordan made a guest appearance on Good Morning America. Jordan discussed the upcoming documentary and shared a bit more context on how the last season looked like for him and the team.

Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr recently said the entire team knew their journey is coming to an end, which is something Jordan also confirmed. Before the start of the season, a lot of players had expiring contracts, and on top of that, it was evident Phil Jackson would also leave the team. Jordan immediately decided that if Phil goes, he is going as well. Jordan said that the most crucial thing that season for the Bulls was the team spirit and chemistry that enabled them to end the season spectacularly, winning their third NBA championship in a row.

"We were all trying to enjoy the year, knowing it was all coming to an end. The beginning of the season basically started when Jerry Krause told Phil that he can go 82-0, and he would never get a chance to come back. Knowing that I married myself to him and obviously if he is not going to be the coach, obviously, I won't play. Phil started off the year, saying this is the last dance, and we played it that way. It also centered our focus to make sure we ended it right. Sad as it sounded in the beginning of the year, we tried to rejoice it and enjoy the year and finish it off the right way."

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