The Whiteboard: Quotes from The Last Dance or Goodfellas?

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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?

  1. “If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.”
  2. “Straight up b****es. That’s what they walked off like.”
  3. “I’m like, yeah, okay. Whatever. F**k this bulls**t.”
  4. “I didn’t want to get blood on your floor.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “That’s the hardest part. Today, everything is different. There’s no action. I have to wait around like everyone else.”
  7. “I’m not gonna f**k my summer up.”
  8.  “You might know who we are, but we know who you are, you understand?”
  9. “Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.”
  10. “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.”

The Last Dance: 2,3,5,7,10
Goodfellas: 1,4,6,8,9

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