Some of the best moments in the ESPN documentary about the ’90s Bulls juggernaut are when the producers hand a tablet to their subjects and record their reactions to clips of their other interviews. A clip of Gary Payton talking about how his guarding of Jordan in the 1996 NBA Finals changed the series and could have secured a win for his Supersonics against the Bulls, caused Jordan to burst out laughing.
The suggestion that anyone could have kept the 1995-96 Bulls, who went a then-NBA-record 72-10, from winning a championship is outlandish to Jordan.”I had no problem with the Glove,” he said, referring to Payton by his nickname. He’s probably right.
— ESPN (@espn) May 11, 2020
And just as Crying Jordan is always good for mocking your enemies’ failures, Laughing Jordan is always good for laughing at life’s absurdities.
“A cat … who eats … lasagna?” pic.twitter.com/8oursbzZnE
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 11, 2020
My ex: “Do you still think about us?”
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) May 11, 2020
me at my own tweets pic.twitter.com/eahVUFH045
— ziwe (@ziwe) May 11, 2020
Several Twitter users have already deployed the meme in the LeBron vs. MJ argument that won’t ever end.
— JzoSports (@JzoSports) May 11, 2020
And while we won’t take sides on their on-the-court performance, when it comes to the meme game Jordan definitely takes the W.
The final two episodes of The Last Dance air this Sunday starting at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.