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Scottie Pippen Unhappy With The Last Dance

“While The Last Dance began by making Pippen a sympathetic figure because of how severely underpaid he was by the Bulls, the series progressed in a way that now depicts the Hall-of-Fame forward as a less than stellar teammate.”

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Prior to the start of The Last Dance, Michael Jordan expressed concern that the doc would make him look like a “horribly guy,” but if anything, the behind-the-scenes glimpse has seen his legend grow. Scottie Pippen however, Jordan’s right-hand man who did not have the same editorial influence over The Last Dance, is reportedly unhappy about the docuseries according to Yahoo Sports

Pippen has been portrayed as selfish, frustrated and underpaid. In episode 2 of the series, Pippen admitted to delaying surgery, which caused him to miss half of the 1997-98 season. It was a business decision for the Hall-of-Famer who was unhappy with his contract and explained, “I’m not going to f*ck my summer up.”

During episode 7, Pippen was prominently featured as he attempted to step up and lead the Bulls without Jordan, who made the switch to baseball in 1993. Down 2-0 to the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Pippen infamously sat out the last play of Game 3 because the shot was designed for teammate Toni Kukoc. 

“It’s one of those incidents where I wish it never happened,” Pippen said in the documentary, “but if I had a chance to do it over again I probably wouldn’t change it.”

The sentiment that he “probably wouldn’t change it,” was scrutinized by fans and analysts who expected to hear more regret from Pippen. While The Last Dance began by making Pippen a sympathetic figure because of how severely underpaid he was by the Bulls, the series progressed in a way that now depicts the Hall-of-Fame forward as a less than stellar teammate.

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‘NFL Total Access’ Comes to an End After 21 Years on NFL Network

“Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ has been a part of the NFL Network since 2003 and today it is set for its final episode. The news of the show coming to an end came down earlier this month. Many of the current show participants took to social media to post their thoughts including hosts Mike Yam and Kimmi Chex along with analyst Chase Daniel.

“Tonight marks the last ever episode of NFL Total Access,” said Chex. “I was 7 years old when this show aired meaning that I spent my life watching. Co-hosting our flagship program this past season has been the honor of my career. I’m not going anywhere but for now, it’s goodbye TA.”

Yam said, “It’s been an absolute thrill hosting NFL Total Access. Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network. “Thank you” isn’t nearly enough to express the gratitude I have for the team. See you at 7est for 1 more run.”

A report from The Athletic said the show would be replaced “at least in the interim” by Insiders with Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.

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NBCUniversal Names Olympic Hosts for USA, CNBC and E!; Kathryn Tappen Headlines

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games.”

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NBCUniversal announced its hosts for coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on USA Network, CNBC and E! Cara Banks, Laura Britt and Trenni Casey will all be a part of the coverage on CNBC and E! Lindsay Czarniak, Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen will all take part in the USA Network coverage.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.

Coverage on USA Network, CNBC, and E! is expected to include Team USA men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field, and more.

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games,” said Rebecca Chatman, Vice President and Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics Production in a release.

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Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick Return to Host Indy 500 for NBC Sports

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

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With less than two weeks until the event, NBC Sports has officially announced its team of race and studio commentators for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. For the sixth year in a row, we can expect to see familiar faces such as host Mike Tirico and studio analyst Danica Patrick contributing to pre-race, in-race, and post-race coverage.

The race will air at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 26, on both NBC and Peacock.

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe will call the race for the sixth consecutive year. Marty Snider, Dillon Welch, Dave Burns, and Kevin Lee will serve as pit reporters. Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton and Kim Coon will serve as roaming reporters.

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