Despite a great performance Tipperary’s Dean Gardiner has failed to progress at the World Elite Boxing Championships in Hamburg.He lost on a split decision to 4th seed Cristian Salcedo of Columbia in his last 16 bout.Here’s the reaction of the AIBA commentator to the result. Photo © AIBA
It likely has served as many people’s introduction to former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, both the architect of Chicago’s dynasty and the cause of its destruction. “The Last Dance” pulls no punches with the two-time NBA Executive of the Year, who died in 2017, six months after being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.He’s presented — not entirely unfairly — as someone whose inexplicable destruction of one of the sport’s great dynasties is credited at least in part to his need for validation and credit in building it. Jackson is even quoted as saying Krause told him he could win 82 games and still be gone after the season. MORE: Best Michael Jordan moments, quotes and more from ‘The Last Dance’Needless to say, Krause’s relationship with players was tenuous at best and outright hostile at worst, as evidenced by a verbal confrontation he had with Pippen on the team bus. The first two episodes show Jordan in particular making fun of Krause to his face:Michael Jordan clowning former Bulls GM Jerry Krause throughout #TheLastDance.”Jerry, you want to do some layups with us? They gotta lower the rim.” pic.twitter.com/K2ClTGm4me— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) April 20, 2020“Are those short pills or diet pills??”Jerry Krause definitely cried himself to sleep that night… 😂😂 #MichaelJordan #Bulls #TheLastDancepic.twitter.com/ttEgXpMfSw— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) April 20, 2020In that vein, the first two episodes did little to validate Krause or his intentions. And so Twitter joined Jordan in roasting the man Chicago not-so-lovingly called “Crumbs:”We’ve always known that Jerry Krause was the villain in the Bulls story and his philosophy on that particular team was highly questionable. But while we magnify his shortcomings and make jokes, let’s not forget that man is deceased and isn’t here to defend himself.— Julius Peppers (@juliuspeppers_) April 20, 2020Biggest Ls of #TheLastDance Night 1:1. Jerry Krause2. Scottie Pippen’s agent3. Rick Carlisle4. Every player on the 1984 Bulls protecting that secret5. French audio producer guy who tried to sneak an autograph from MJ in the tunnel6. Jerry Krause— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 20, 2020*Someone refers to Jerry Krause*Michael Jordan: pic.twitter.com/lBA9cZxFtr— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 20, 2020jerry krause after every bulls championship pic.twitter.com/xv6DlrGZjZ— alex (@steven_lebron) April 20, 2020Yo. Was Mr. Swackhammer — owner of Moron Mountain — based off of Jerry Krause? #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/ljMBolN0gl— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) April 20, 2020Thank you, Jerry Krause. – Lakers fans pic.twitter.com/tJA7GwCxHh— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) April 20, 2020“Idc if you win 82 games. This is your last year w the Bulls” – Jerry Krause pic.twitter.com/O4ulyL46Ji— 🏁TheHatersBallShow🇹🇹 (@_WordSmiff_) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is about to quickly reach the Carole Baskin level of internet shenanigans. 😭— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) April 20, 2020Everything said about Jerry Krause on #TheLastDance was 💯accurate.Dude gave me my shot in the NBA but screwed me every chance he got. I remained professional until he lied about me to Coach Smith & I never forgave him for that because he never apologized to me.— Scott Williams NBA (@scottwill42) April 20, 2020Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoč, & Phil Jackson on the same roster and winning five chips in seven years*No one:Absolutely no one:Literally no one ever:Jerry Krause: Welp, time to rebuild.🤷🏻♂️ 🤔 🤯 #TheLastDance 💃🏼— Erik T Jones (@Joan_Zee) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the Donald Trump of the NBA: jealous of superior men, and who, because of his narcissism, ego and bitterness, would rather destroy an institution rather than see it thrive despite his ugly behavior. #TheLastDance— Michael Eric Dyson (@MichaelEDyson) April 20, 2020MJ: “When you see the footage, you’re gonna think I’m a horrible guy”Jerry Krause: hold my beer #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/cfjbanGFGu— Michael Rust (@MikeRust18) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause is the epitome of the uncle you try to avoid at thanksgiving— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) April 20, 2020I’d watch a 10 part documentary of nothing but MJ teasing Jerry Krause about his height— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 20, 2020Jerry Krause=Dave Gettleman 🤷🏾♂️🤣🤣— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) April 20, 2020 The Sunday premiere of “The Last Dance” has already proven to be both a cultural phenomenon and an illuminating experience for those too young to have firsthand experience of Michael Jordan’s dominance or the Bulls’ ’90s dynasty.The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary delves into the Bull’s final season of that dynasty, with Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman winning the team’s sixth and last championship under coach Phil Jackson. It provides never-before-seen footage of that team and commentary from those who were associated with it, already doing a fantastic job of contextualizing just how great those teams were.