Payton did not guard Jordan in the first three games as the Sonics slumped to a 3-0 deficit, but successfully limited MJ in the next three games.
Kerr and Jordan traded blows during training camp ahead of the 1995-96 season, but overcame their differences to establish a long-lasting relationship.
James Jordan was killed in August 1993, just two months after MJ had won a third straight NBA title and two months before the basketball star's first retirement.
The fourth weekly instalment of ESPN's 10-part series will focus on Jordan's first retirement and his brief foray in baseball.
In an interview with Newsweek, "The Jordan Rules" author Sam Smith reveals how the explosive contents of his book may have been used by Bulls coach Phil Jackson to his advantage.
In an interview with Newsweek, "The Jordan Rules" author Sam Smith says that ESPN documentary "The Last Dance" shows us what Michael Jordan was really like: "Comfortable, natural, funny, competitive."
Former Chicago Bulls guard Craig Hodges has criticized his former teammate for his no-holds-barred approach in ESPN's documentary.
In March 2012, Barkley criticized Jordan's handling of the Charlotte Hornets, which abruptly ended their friendship.
Thomas was one of the best point guards in the NBA at the time, but was famously excluded from the 1992 Olympic Team roster.
The Bulls and the Knicks met six times in eight years in the playoffs, with the Bulls winning on five occasions.
Jordan made the comment during the 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina. The statement went on to become one of his most famous lines.
Barkley was one of the brightest stars in the NBA in the 1980s and 1990s—but never managed to win a title.
Jordan has become a Nike icon but ESPN's 10-part documentary revealed he originally did not even want to meet with Nike in 1984.
Episodes five and six of the ESPN documentary focusing on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls air this Sunday.
The late Kobe Bryant features in Episode 5 of ESPN's documentary, as does Spike Lee, who gets involved in a verbal argument with Jordan.
Former Detroit star Bill Laimbeer says he doesn't regret the Pistons adopting a bruising, physical approach to stop Jordan.
The Bulls lost three times in a row against the Pistons in the playoffs, before eventually sweeping them in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1991.
Episodes 3 and 4 of ESPN's 'The Last Dance' documentary shed light on the bitter feud between the Bulls and the Pistons at the turn of the 1990s.
Thomas epitomized the win-at-all-costs approach that made the Pistons a constant thorn in Chicago's side at the turn of the 1990s.
The Sixers' senior vice president of player personnel becomes the latest addition to the Bulls' front office overhaul.
Episodes three and four of the ESPN documentary focusing on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls air on Sunday.
The duo were were picked ahead of Michael Jordan and went on to have very different careers in the NBA.
The second episode of ESPN's 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan went to great lengths to explain the crucial role Scottie Pippen played for the Bulls.
The first two episodes shed light over Jordan's relationship with Jerry Krause, the origins of 'The Last Dance' and the Bulls' cocaine use.
"The Last Dance" is currently airing on the Disney-owned network ESPN, leaving viewers hoping the Michael Jordan documentary will be be available to watch online soon on the Disney+ streaming service.
The former Chicago Bulls general manager was adamant the Bulls' success had run its course after winning a fifth title.
The premiere of ESPN's much-awaited documentary on Michael Jordan received rave reviews from NBA players.
Michael Jordan has taken headlines again while the basketball world is indefinitely suspended. The documentary "The Last Dance" premiered Sunday night, and it was a mega hit.
The first two episodes of the 10-part documentaries on Michael Jordan's last season with the Chicago Bulls airs on Sunday.
ESPN's much-anticipated documentary on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls premieres on Sunday.