NBA, WNBA players delight in Michael Jordan documentary ‘The Last Dance’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Don’t text me… don’t call me… I’m tuned in!!” tweeted Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who wears No. 45 as a tribute to Jordan, and who was one of the first NBA players two test positive for coronavirus, from which he’s since been cleared.The opening portion of the documentary dedicated to Scottie Pippen’s contributions — and his compensation — stirred significant sentiment among the professional ranks.On screen, Jordan surmised: “Whenever they speak Michael Jordan, they should speak Scottie Pippen.” That had Kendrick Perkins, the retired center turned NBA analyst, applauding virtually: “I’m Glad MJ clarified that he needed Pippen and how important he was to his championships!!! Bulls needed Scottie like Mustard Greens need Ham Hocks. Brings a different type of flavor!!!Brooklyn Nets vet Garrett Temple, a former Clipper, wrote that Pippen has long inspired him: “I wanted to be just like Scottie on the court. Defender, long, athletic, unselfish, high IQ!!!”Portland guard CJ McCollum found fresh motivation in Pippen’s compelling backstory: “Scottie was really the equipment manager at a NAIA school. Practiced with the team. Finessed his way into a scholarship. Went from 6’1-6’9… fast forward. 5th pick in the draft. H O F . Don’t matter where you go. Work on your game. They will find you.” “Michael Jordan’s Last Dance was fantastic and I loved all two hours of it!!” Lakers legend Magic Johnson tweeted. “Young fans that never got to see Michael play now understand why he’s the (GOAT) of basketball.”That seemed a theme. Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard wrote: “Mike really was different different.” Chimed in Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones: “MJ walked like he knew he was the one.” His Grizzlies teammate Ja Morant: “Wish I could’ve played against him & Kobe.”“… AND you just know it’s gonna get better each episode,” tweeted former Clipper favorite Jamal Crawford: “WE needed this!!!”But more of this good thing will require a wait, much to the chagrin of Jordan Bell. The Long Beach product who earned a championship ring with the Warriors in 2018 joined the chorus Sunday bemoaning the delay while everyone is cooped up apart from one another in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.“A whole week for another episode… Ain’t like I got something else to do,” Bell wrote.Including, unfortunately, no basketball.“Watching this just makes me want to hoop,” WNBA star Arike Ogunbowale tweeted. “Lord, please heal the world quickly.” NBA Twitter gave the first two episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” an enthusiastic two thumbs up Sunday night — or, in Alex Caruso’s case, two fire emojis.“Best 2 hours of the quarantine,” is how Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris summed it up on Twitter.Both the Lakers guard and former Clipper joined the rest of the basketball world — an average of 6.1 million viewers in all tuned into the simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2 — for some most-welcome appointment viewing Sunday evening, when the first two hours of the 10-part documentary focused on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls aired.A rare look behind the scenes of the season that capped Jordan’s Bulls’ second three-peat, the documentary’s premiere provided a welcome distraction (and education) while the coronavirus pandemic has shut down much of the U.S., basketball included. The documentary also focused on the strain within the Bulls organization caused by Pippen’s seven-year, $18 million contract. The deal he signed in 1991 made him, by the 1997-98 season, the 122nd-highest-paid player in the NBA and the sixth-highest-paid player on the Bulls roster.“What would Scottie’s situation seem like today?” posited Chiney Ogwumike, L.A. Sparks star, ESPN basketball analyst and Stanford graduate, on Twitter. “$18 million in 1992 (his first year of the deal) has the same purchasing power as $33,811,793.46 in 2020… so basically it is like a top 5 NBA player on a 7 year / $33 million+ deal today…“Star players now make that in a year.”It was enough to get Ogwumike’s Sparks teammate and Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver to wonder on Twitter: “When’s Pippen doing an audiobook?”Professional hoopers had a myriad of other entertaining Twitter takeaways, including Trae Young’s self-assured virtual shrug in response to Jordan’s quote about successfully transitioning from college to the pros: “I think it’s pretty easy.”Concurred the second-year Hawks point guard, an All-Star this season: “Basically.”Lakers fan favorite Caruso was flabbergasted by the revelation that Jordan went golfing with playoff opponent Danny Ainge in the midst of a series (a day before Jordan dropped 63 points on the Celtics in an overtime loss): “They played golf TOGETHER.. during the series!?” … “(I don’t care) about old school vs new … Golf has lots of small talk, what were they talking about?! ‘Yeah so.. I got this basketball game tomorrow…’ ”Perkins took notice when Jordan bristled on screen because the Bulls insisted on limiting his playing time after he returned from a broken foot, scoffing: “These soft (players) in Today’s NBA doing Load Management!!!”And some WNBA players found young Michael Jordan to be, as Sparks star Candace Parker tweeted, “kinda ummm FINE.”As for the debate percolating about Jordan’s place in the all-time greatest pantheon, and whether Jordan’s accomplishments somehow diminish those by Lakers superstar LeBron James — NBA personnel largely weren’t having it.“Why is it that The Last Dance has brought on so much unwarranted, unnecessary hate on @KingJames??” asked NBA champion and current Clippers color commentator Chauncey Billups on Twitter. “Why can’t people just enjoy the greatness of both guys. I think MJ is the (Greatest Of All Time), but @KingJames is on Mt. Rushmore EASY!!!!”Wrote Warriors rookie Eric Paschall: “I think the debate between LeBron and Jordan has to stop. At this point it’s all about personal preference and who you like. Another thing. We can’t forget about adding Kobe (Bryant)! They are all greats! It’s more about who you like more because we can never just say one person!”Most of all, the first two episodes left players, past and present, relishing Jordan’s greatness — and hating the fact that everyone has to wait a week for more of the docuseries. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: May 2 to May 4, 2015

first_imgDurham, Robert B.50Wichita, KS300 E 18th St, Wellington, KSWPDDUI/TOC/Refusal to submit test4/29/15 Harper, Tamara32Wichita, KS2000 N. H St, Wellington, KSWPDDriving while license cancelled5/2/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 4/27/2015 thru 05/04/2015          Becknell, Chauncy C.25Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence4/27/15 Flemming, Andrew S.31Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence5/1/15 Wood, Joshua J.39Haysville, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFTA4/28/15 Russell, Aaron S.21Wellington, KS801 W Harvey, Wellington, KSWPDCriminal damage to property5/2/15 Fleming, Everett G.34Wellington, KS900 N Plum, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery/ Criminal trespass4/28/15 Dick, Jason C.41Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation violation5/1/15 Byers, Jami C.36Wellington, KSPoplar St. & 8th St., Wellington, KSFTAFTA4/29/15 Hurt, Paul H.42Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence4/30/15 Helton, Seth W.22Wellington, KS200 E 30th, Wellington, KSSUSODUI/License Restrictions/ Duty to report accident4/30/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Tammany, Brandon M.28Derby, KS100 S Drury Rd., Wellington, KSSUSOPoss of para; Poss of opiate; License to be carried and exhibited upon deman; Poss of opiate; Poss of opiate5/4/15 Saunders, Joseph S.61Wellington, KS500 W. Harvey, Wellington, KSWPDDUI5/1/15 Lira, Cory W.33Wellington, KS1000 W 8th St, Wellington, KSWPDPoss of opiate/Use possess  para4/30/15 Schuttler, Jennifer R.28Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence5/3/15 Ford, Justin L.41Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOPV4/28/15center_img Parks, Angela M.30Hutchinson, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence5/1/15 Bruce, Charles D.27Great Bend, KS211 N 2nd St., Mulvane, KSMPDViolation of protection order5/1/15 Finney, Gregg A.39Wellington, KS610  E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOPV4/28/15 Kent, Bobby   J.35Wellington, KS501 N Washington, Wellington, KSSGSOProbation violation5/1/15 Corley, Heather N.24Wellington, KS1408 N Washington, Wellington, KSWPDSedgwick County Warrant4/30/15 Thomas, Dennis E.59Conway Springs, KS215 N 5th St, Conway Springs, KSCSPDDUI5/2/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for May 2 to May 4, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows: Shugart, Steven D.26Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellingtonn,  KSSUSOServing sentence5/1/15 Williams, James A.43Oxford, KS516 S Illinois, Oxford, KSOXPDCriminal threat4/30/15 Doll, James E.33Conway Springs, KS111 N. 8th St, Conway Springs, KSCSPDBurglary/ Theft of prop serv5/1/15 Coleman, Kirk D.45Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOServing sentence4/30/15 Black, Amanda L.32Wichita, KSK-53/Boxelder St, Mulvane, KSMPDProbation violation5/2/15 Brown, Richard C36Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence 05-01-15 Awunglefac, Napoleon27Wichita, KSKTA I-35 MM11, Wellington, KSKHPWarrant arrest5/2/15 Sparkman, Lisa M.35Wichita, KSI-35 MM33KHPDriving while habitual violator/ Operate vehicle w/out liability ins5/1/15 Crisman, Neal C40Oxford, KS100 S Perth Rd, Wellington, KSSUSOVehicles; unlawful act registration; DWS; Oerate vehicle w/out liability insurance5/3/15 Avery, Derrick J.22Wellington, KS1019 Shady Lane, Wellington, KSWPDFTA/Criminal damage to property4/27/15last_img read more