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12 Most Memorable Moments of ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 5 and 6

Mahlik Campbell

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On Sunday night, ESPN aired the fifth and sixth episodes of its 10-part The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ six-ring dynasty in the 1990s.

From Jerry Seinfeld jokingly criticizing the Bulls' gameplan to Kobe Bryant reminiscing on his relationship with MJ, here are the 12 most memorable moments of this latest installment.

Adidas had the upper hand in signing MJ and still blew it

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Jordan was so committed to the idea of signing with Adidas for his first shoe deal that his parents had to convince him just to take a meeting with Nike. Now, Nike's Air Jordans are the most iconic shoe line ever.

Adidas really dropped the ball.

Jordan was a gambling man

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Even though Jordan's gambling drew intense scrutiny from the media, especially following news of his overnight trip to Atlantic City during the Bulls' 1993 playoff series against the New York Knicks, no one could stop him from indulging in his favorite habit.

Jordan met his match in the most unexpected way

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Jordan celebrated countless wins throughout his illustrious 15-year NBA career. But last night, viewers learned about a tough gambling loss MJ once took to a United Center staffer in a game of pitching quarters.

He even offered an impersonation of Jordan's signature shrug. 🤷‍♂️

Toni Kukoc gets abused in the Olympics

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When the Dream Team took on Croatia and Toni Kukoc in the 1992 Summer Olympics, Jordan and Scottie Pippen relentlessly defended their future Chicago Bulls teammate who general manager Jerry Krause had been chasing for years. In fact, they held the "European Magic Johnson" to only four points and forced seven turnovers.

Big brother and little brother

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Learning more about the impact that Jordan had on the late Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame career brought feelings of sadness, nostalgia and inspiration. "Michael provided a lot of guidance for me. ... I don't get five championships here without him," he said.

MJ knew Kobe was a serious problem

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Referring to Bryant as "that little Laker boy," Jordan tried to give his Eastern Conference teammates a warning about the Black Mamba ahead of the 1998 All-Star Game. He still dropped a team-high 18 points for the Western Conference in his All-Star debut.

Outkast soundtracks the Bulls' visit to Atlanta

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When playing highlights from the monumental game between the Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks in the Georgia Dome that drew 62,046 ecstatic fans, an NBA single-game attendance record that still stands, "Rosa Parks" by Atlanta's own Outkast played in the background.

Gotta respect the filmmakers' attention to detail.

Jerry Seinfeld keeps things casual in the Bulls locker room

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After sharing a couple of laughs with Jordan and giving Phil Jackson a casual "Hey, Phil" ahead of a highly anticipated game at Madison Square Garden, Jerry Seinfeld was sure to call out one of the Bulls' scripted plays before leaving the locker room.

Getting a secondhand buzz from the cigar smoke

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Later in his career, Jordan seemed to always have a cigar in hand. Wonder if he ever put up shots while taking a few puffs.

Isaiah Thomas gets left off the Dream Team

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Regardless of who was responsible for forcing Isaiah Thomas off the Dream Team, the group as a whole clearly wasn't fond of the star point guard from the Detroit Pistons.

A moment of praise for Charles Barkley

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Following a recent online debate that compared Barkley to Draymond Green, basketball fans were reminded of Barkley's elite offensive talent after watching his Phoenix Suns give the Bulls a run for their money in the 1993 NBA finals.

Look at this perfect license plate

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Whipping a bright red Range Rover with a license plate reading "TWO TREY," Jordan made his presence known on the streets of Chicago.