That time Phil Jackson made the Chicago Bulls watch “The Wizard of Oz” in practice to send a message
You gotta respect the Zen Master's innovative methods to get his team's head in the game.
"I think that pissed Michael off" -- Penny Hardaway on what prompted the Bulls' 72-win season
Penny Hardaway explains why the Bulls' loss to the Magic in 1995 set the stage for the one of the greatest regular seasons runs we've ever seen
Tim Legler recalls witnessing 15-year-old Kobe Bryant doing 'pretty ridiculous athletic stuff' against Eddie Jones
A teenage Kobe Bryant displayed his ferocious competitiveness during a pick-up game against Eddie Jones who was one of the most notable Lakers stars in the 90s before they drafted Kobe
"I bet you my bags come out first" -- how Michael Jordan swindled the rest of the Bulls at an airport
Considering his net worth hovered around nine figures at the time, it’s safe to say Michael Jordan didn’t need the extra cash. But he couldn't miss out on an opportunity for an easy score.
Kenny Smith shares who was the only guy that could irritate Michael Jordan
"'If you score, I'm going to fight you!' Michael scored again, and he actually swung!"
B.J. Armstrong explains why we actually “didn’t see the best of Michael Jordan"
6 titles, 6 finals MVPs, and 5 MVPs - all without proper sleep is proof that Michael Jordan is not human.
Jeff Van Gundy crashed his car thinking about Grant Hill
OK, so Van Gundy isn't the best of drivers. But this mostly servers as a reminder to everyone who forgot - Grant Hill was a problem.
Dennis Rodman recalls the time when he almost signed with Miami Heat: 'Pat got too much pride'
After winning his last NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls, Dennis Rodman's off-court issues gradually affected his NBA career. He almost got a second chance with the Miami Heat but Pat Riley didn't take the risk.
Shaquille O'Neal admits he initially didn't like Karl Malone because he thought Malone was a sellout: "Country brothers are different from city brothers"
Shaquille O'Neal admits he initially didn't like Karl Malone because he thought he was a sellout. Soon he realized he was wrong after he spent more time with Malone when they were teammates on the Dream Team II squad
How Michael Jordan used Jumbotron games to scam the Bulls security guard: "He beat the guy out of $4,100"
Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr verified the story during their interview with then-ESPN's Rachel Nichols
That time the Detroit Pistons called the CEO of a transportation company to replace an injured Isiah Thomas
At the end of the 1990/91 season and an injury Isiah Thomas suffered, the Detroit Pistons called up a retired Gerald Henderson to replace Thomas.
How practicing Zen helped Phil Jackson deal with Dennis Rodman
If there's a guy who's gonna test your Zen, it's definately Dennis The Menace.
Patrick Ewing on leaving the New York Knicks: "That’s something I shouldn't have done"
Patrick Ewing should have been a New York Knick lifer. However, fate had other plans. He offers his side on the trade request that shocked the world in 2000.
Julius Erving didn't think Michael Jordan should make a comeback in ‘95: "I just don't see it"
Julius Erving's relationship with Michael Jordan could be summed up in the statements he released after MJ was rumored to make a comeback after playing baseball briefly.
John Starks reveals he almost recreated ‘The Dunk’: "The hops weren’t there"
New York Knicks legend John Starks detailed how he almost repeated the iconic dunk he did on Michael Jordan and the Bulls against the Indiana Pacers.
“If I could trade it to stay the course that I was on, I probably would.” - Dennis Hopson would swap his '91 ring for more playing time
99% of players would take the deal that Dennis Hopson got, but to him, it's all about the game.
"Who is Michael Jordan" -- writer of Chicago Bulls' intro song didn't know about MJ
Despite becoming an integral part of the Bulls dynasty, Alan Parsons, writer of Chicago Bulls' legendary intro song "Sirius," never heard of Michael Jordan
The biggest difference between Doug Collins and Phil Jackson and how it affected Michael Jordan
One of Jerry Krause's brightest and riskiest moves was believing in Phil Jackson and replacing Collins with the Zen Master.
Meet the only broadcaster in NBA history to get ejected from the game: Mike Rice Sr.
Mike Rice Sr. is the only broadcaster to get ejected from an NBA game and it happened after he got into it with the official
When a rookie Allen Iverson went after Dennis Rodman
Despite being a small and lanky rookie, AI didn't shy away from going after one of the toughest guys in the league.
“Didn’t I just kick your ass?” — why Clyde Drexler went through an entire Dream Team practice in two left shoes
Michael Jordan was so much in Drexler's head he wasn't willing to show anything that could be interpreted as weakness - even the smallest, simplest mistakes.
“No one has seen this type of crossover before” — Isiah Thomas explains what makes Allen Iverson’s famous crossover on Michael Jordan historic
Thomas explained how old-timers reacted when they saw Iverson's famous crossover on MJ
”That white boy ate me up“ — Shaquille O'Neal is real about losing the Dream Team spot to Christian Laettner
Shaq shared insight about the two percieved snubs from the Dream Team - Isiah Thomas and himself.
Jamal Mashburn shares an unforgettable Larry Bird Dream Team story; "Bird got the ball and told him what he was going to do"
Jamal Mashburn details what happened in a Dream Team practice in which Larry Bird completely dismantled Rodney Rogers
Michael Jordan revealed that he was once intimidated by Shaquille O’Neal
The moment when Michael Jordan saw a massive weakness in Shaquille O’Neal’s game
Rick Pitino wanted the Celtics to draft Dirk Nowitzki -- “Dude, you’d be running pick-and-pops with Stephon Marbury in China if you’d played here”
Rick Pitino, the Celtics' head coach at the time, wanted to pick Dirk Nowitzki in the 1998 NBA Draft. According to Dirk's mentor Mike Procopio, that would've destroyed his career.
John Stockton will never forget when Isiah Thomas called his dad to apologize for all the drama regarding the Dream Team selection
In a recent interview John Stockton recalls a simple phone call his dad received from Isiah Thomas to clear the air and let him know he has nothing against his son personally.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the first time meeting Shaquille O'Neal at Planet Hollywood: "He must have eaten like 10 meals"
Arnold Schwarzenegger will never forget the first time he met Shaquille O'Neal because he immediately saw he was a talented individual
John Stockton lifts the lid on Michael Jordan's infamous push off in the ‘98 NBA Finals
In a recent interview, John Stockton talked about the play that sealed the deal for the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals
“I was trying to separate his shoulder or break a rib” Charles Barkley didn't hide his intentions with John Stockton
The 90s - a time when the NBA reached peak physicality without turning into a fistfight show.
Dennis Rodman had one of the most bizarre weddings ever: "I went to McDonald's, got a couple of cheeseburgers
Dennis Rodman recalls what his first wedding looked like and how he ended up in McDonalds afterwards and then took a trip to Europe by himself
Tracy McGrady shares what was the first thing he did after signing a $12 million contract with Adidas while still in high-school
Tracy McGrady will never forget the first thing he did after signing a life changing contract with Adidas
Dennis Rodman shares how he bought Phil Jackson a custom Harley Davidson because the Chicago Bulls were cheap when giving him a new contract
Dennis Rodman loved Phil Jackson's authenticity and thought the Chicago Bulls were cheap when giving Phil a new contract.
Robert Parish explains why Larry Bird couldn't have acted like Michael Jordan
"The Chief" hates how MJ's teammates didn't have the guts to stand up to him, comparing how even Larry couldn't treat his team that way.
Deflategate NBA style — why Phil Jackson always carried an air-pressure gauge
And you thought NFL teams were messing with the balls....
Breaking the myth that Michael Jordan "never came and asked for other players"
Did MJ really stay out of the front office's way? Nope.
Michael Jordan cites two reasons why he didn't return for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
Michael Jordan missed the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta because of two main reasons
Dennis Rodman shares why he hated signing autographs: "It's just so twisted and fake"
Dennis Rodman breaks down why he really disliked going to events where he had to sit for hours and sign autographs
Tracy McGrady talks about the main lessons he learned from Steve Smith
Tracy McGrady recalls all the things he learned on offense playing against Steve Smith