Every person should be entitled to their story, especially for a person as forensically dissected as Michael Jordan. I asked Joe Dumars, the Hall of Fame Pistons guard, why he wasn’t in the film. He told me the filmmakers reached out to him, but while he had enormous respect for Jordan and found it entertaining, the film was Michael’s show. His story, as he saw it. In a sense, Tollin and the director, Jason Hehir, got lucky that Jordan was willing to be seen as openly as he was. “I think the film did much to demystify him,” Tollin said. “There were many times when it took a hard, unflattering look at him.”
September 28, 2021 | 3:30 pm EDT Update
Jeff Zillgitt: Within this story is obviously the Ben Simmons situation, and while the Sixers said yesterday they want him on the court, they’re also targeting the Western Conference for potential trade partners, I’m told.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns on his offseason workout plan: “Instead of trying to be more flexible and quick, let’s try to be more strong and big… I joked around the whole offseason I wanted to be a GI Joe. My workouts consisted of lifting the heaviest dumbbell in the whole gym.”
Christopher Hine: One note from Timberwolves practice today. Asked Chris Finch how analytics play a role in his lineup combinations and one little nugget he offered was that the Wolves tend to look at three-man lineup combinations to help dictate those decisions.
September 28, 2021 | 3:19 pm EDT Update
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said the Suns tried for two years to acquire Landry Shamet but teams kept telling them no. Compared Shamet to Saric in terms of how coachable and how good of a teammate he is.