I assume everyone who made it here are into Basketball. Furthermore I assume you therefore are watching “The Last Dance” on Netflix about the Chicago Bulls 97/98 season. There will be another post on that.
What is happening now is that the whole basketball community is discussing, dissecting and commenting on the content which – in these Corona times – is actually kind of entertaining. I never heard so many ex-players say “My this-and-that team from this-and-that year would have beat the Bulls!”
One of the highlights after part three, that dealt with the much heated relation to the Detroit Bad Boys, is – to no one’s surprise – Bill Laimbeer. Few other can call out the Jordan Bulls to be soft and whiners. But he can. And he did.
“Why would I regret it now today? I don’t care what the media says about me. I never did,” Laimbeer said. “If I did, I’d be a basket case, especially back then.
I was about winning basketball games and winning championships and did whatever I had to do to get the most out of my ability and our team — and we did. At the end of the day, we’re called world champions.
They whined and cried for a year and a half about how bad we were for the game, but more importantly, they said we were bad people,” Laimbeer said. “We weren’t bad people. We were just basketball players winning, and that really stuck with me because they didn’t know who we were or what we were about as individuals and our family life.
But all that whining they did, I didn’t want to shake their hand. They were just whiners. They won the series. Give him credit: We got old, they got past us. But OK, move on.”
Good old Laimbeer….