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Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ John Salley Talks ‘The Last Dance’ And His Relationship With Michael Jordan  

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NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas will join former teammate John Salley and Al Harrington at the Virtual Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference on June 1. Ahead of the event, Salley spoke with Benzinga about the miniseries everybody is watching.Story by Javier Hasse and Marian Venini.The 10-episode ESPN and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) documentary “The Last Dance” debuted to massive fanfare over the past month. The doc focuses on the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls, as well as Michael Jordan's life and career. In view of the zest generated by “The Last Dance,” we spoke with John Salley, who thoroughly enjoyed the miniseries.”Jordan was my teammate, my brother and my friend,” Salley told Benzinga.The Detroit Bad BoysSalley briefly played alongside Jordan during the 1995-1996 season, but not before having faced him as a heated rival with the Detroit Pistons. The late 1980s-early 1990s Pistons were known as the “Bad Boys,” known for their defensive but aggressive style.Salley is then in a unique position: having been part of both teams and being able to speak from their rival perspectives.He admitted the documentary failed to fully portray a crucial aspect of the Pistons: the way this team vastly outperformed the Bulls.”We weren't just beating them. We were destroying them,” Salley said. “We were just better than they were.”The Pistons eliminated Jordan's Bulls from the NBA playoffs for three straight years, winning back-to-back NBA titles in 1989 and 1990

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