Just before ESPN’s documentary on Michael Jordan – The Last Dance – was to air, Ahmad Rashad hosted a reunion event on the NBA Inside the Stuff with stars who played in the NBA in the 1990s, including the likes of Shaquille O’Neal.
The show streamed a Zoom call on Twitter featuring David Robinson, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Grant Hill, Reggie Miller, Muggsy Bogues, Clyde Drexler, Dell Curry, Dominique Wilkins, Mitch Richmond, Dikembe Mutombo, Charles Barkley, Gary Payton, Robert Horry, Tim Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, O’Neal, Glen Rice, Shawn Kemp, Ron Harper, and Detlef Schrempf.
The players, a few probably meeting after a long time, shared a few light moments along the way. They shared mutual gratitude for having played in that era.
The 80s and the 90s era indeed saw some incredible players in the NBA. A few of those appeared on Sunday’s reunion show.
During the show, Rashad asked the former stars if any current player reminded them of their time in the league. The group had a laugh when John Stockton said Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Stockton was a 6’1″ guard who played for Utah Jazz. Antetokoumpo, a much taller power forward, is perhaps much different as a player than Stockton was.
Another moment that brought a smile in the show was when Shaquille O’Neal talked about a time when he had made a rumor on David Robinson. Shaq had made up a rumor that Robinson once didn’t sign an autograph for him which he used as a motivation.
“I apologize for making up that rumor,” Shaq said.
At a time when The Last Dance is taking people back to the 1990s, the NBA Inside the Stuff gave people another opportunity to relive the old time. The show streamed before The Last Dance was to air the last two episodes of the series.
The two episodes concentrate on the Bulls beating Utah Jazz in consecutive Finals to complete a second three-peat in eight years.
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