Chicago Bulls were ‘traveling cocaine circus’ before Michael Jordan joined team as new doc takes Netflix by storm – The Sun
CHICAGO BULLS were once considered the greatest basketball team in history… while they were also branded a "travelling cocaine circus."
A new documentary aired on Netflix called 'The Last Dance' provides a remarkable insight into the franchise during their hugely successful era during the 90s.
The Bulls are the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships while never losing an NBA Finals series in their history.
They also won 72 games during the 1995–96 season, setting an NBA record, that was eventually broken by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015-16 campaign.
Their success was transformed by the legendary Michael Jordan who was drafted in the 80s.
But before their rise to stardom, Jordan revealed the moment he realised his team-mates were more interested in the party lifestyle.
On the documentary, he recalled: "I start knocking on doors, I get to this one door, and I could hear someone say, shhh, someone’s outside.
You got your lines over here, you got your weed smokers over here, you got your women over here.
"This deep voice says, ‘who is it?’ I say, it’s MJ, and they say, ah, f***, he’s just a rookie. Don’t worry about it.
“So they open up the door. I walk in, and practically the whole team is in there.
"It was things I had never seen in my life as a young kid. You got your lines over here, you got your weed smokers over here, you got your women over here.
"The first thing I said is, I’m out. Because all I can think about is if they come raid this place right now, I am just as guilty as everyone else in this room.
"From that point on, I was more or less on my own.”
According to the New York Post, Jordan was quizzed by the interviewee on an old newspaper article with the headline describing them as a "travelling cocaine circus."
He burst out into laughter at the comment before the documentary revealed how Jordan spent most of his time playing cards and watching movies.
Jordan ended his career as a 6x NBA champion, a 6x MBA Finals MVP and a 5x NBA Most Valuable Player.
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