Who are the stars?
You’ve heard the legend. Now meet the man. Jordan is the dominant figure on the court, of course, and, in the late 90s, probably the biggest star in the world. Now in his own late 50s, he’s still got big-time presence as he reflects from his armchair, while smoking cigars and drinking something smooth and expensive from a tumbler.
Pippen, a Hall of Famer and all-time great in his own right, is in some ways even more interesting. The youngest of 12 children, he had fraternal responsibilities that obliged him early on to accept the security of a long – but relatively cheap – contract with the Bulls. Having been the star of his own show through high school and college, adjusting to the role of Jordan’s number two – while feeling undervalued by management – was always going to be tricky.
You’ll also meet many of their team-mates, coach Phil Jackson and members of Jordan’s family, as well as his high-school and college coaches and team-mates. The only person missing is Jerry Krause, the general manager of the Bulls and, by 1997, a cause of many of their problems. He died in 2017, but everyone else – right up to Chicago native Barack Obama – is here to look back.