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Beyond ‘The Last Dance’: A Michael Jordan Reader

A deeper look at the legendary life and career of the NBA Hall of Famer.

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In 2020, ESPN’s documentary “The Last Dance” about Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls became required quarantine viewing for many sports-starved fans. Though the miniseries wrapped up after 10 episodes, reveling in the historic feats of His Airness never gets old. Fill your Pocket with this curated collection of some of the best articles about Jordan, including a few lesser known stories from his storied career.

Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan?

Thomas Lake
Sports Illustrated

For years the NBA Hall of Famer has claimed that his high school coach underestimated his talent as a sophomore. Clifton (Pop) Herring, whose life has been a struggle since then, tells a different story.

Jordan’s Moment

David Halberstam
The New Yorker

In 1998, legendary journalist David Halberstam chronicled Jordan’s final championship run. A sportswriting classic.

Net Worth

Henry Louis GatesJr.
The New Yorker

How the greatest player in the history of basketball became the greatest brand in the history of sports.