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We’re four episodes into The Last Dance, ESPN’s 10-part docuseries on Michael Jordan’s Bulls, and we’ve already been gifted a seemingly endless supply of iconic quotes. Some are putting explicit context to things that had only previously been implied — like Jerry Krause reportedly telling Phil Jackson, “I don’t care if you win 82 games in a row, this is going to be your last year here.” Others are just freaking poetry, like Roy Williams describing MJ: “Michael Jordan’s the only player that could ever turn it on and off … and he never freakin’ turned it off.”
With all of these splendid quotes and several from episodes 3 and 4 the specifically spoke to the violence and animosity in the rivalry between the Bulls and Pistons, I thought it would be fun to play a little game. Below are some quotes from The Last Dance, mixed in with some quotes from Goodfellas, one of the most quotable movies ever. Can you sort them out?
- “If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.”
- “Straight up b****es. That’s what they walked off like.”
- “I’m like, yeah, okay. Whatever. F**k this bulls**t.”
- “I didn’t want to get blood on your floor.”
- “Because all I can think about is, if they come and raid this place, right about now, I am just as guilty as everyone else that’s in this room. And from that point on, I was more or less on my own.”
- “That’s the hardest part. Today, everything is different. There’s no action. I have to wait around like everyone else.”
- “I’m not gonna f**k my summer up.”
- “You might know who we are, but we know who you are, you understand?”
- “Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.”
- “I wanna go out there and get my nose broke. I wanna go out there and get cut. Something that’s just going to bring out the hurt. The pain. I want to feel that.”
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