Always Give 100 - A Special 100th Edition

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Edition 100 - May 31, 2020

  

Bulls are down 1. 17 seconds left from championship number 6 or game 7. Michael Jordan has the ball against Bryon Russell; the clock is counting down, 10 seconds left. Jordan drives towards the middle, crosses over and drills the shot with 5.2 seconds left. The Bulls end up winning, finishing off one of the most incredible careers in sports history.

If you’re a sports fan like me, chances are you’ve probably seen “The Last Dance” documentary of Michael Jordan and his legendary Chicago Bulls team. One can certainly reminisce on the greatness of one of the most iconic figures in sports history. The documentary certainly allowed me to view NBA basketball in the 90s from the eyes of the ultimate competitor and seeing the ups and downs towards achieving greatness.

Even though I knew what the outcome would be, I was still at the edge of my seat watching that last minute of Game 6 of the 1998 NBA finals. When understanding the context of everything; that the general manager Jerry Krause was not going to bring back the coach Phil Jackson the following year no matter what, contracts of top players were expiring and would cost too much to resign, Scottie Pippen had a back injury that could result in him missing Game 7, that final minute of Game 6 became a nail biter that had you glued to your seats. The sequence of events that followed was only one that you could write up in a story book ending.

As this is going to be the 100th edition of the boomski. Boost, I had to finish it off by writing about one of the greatest sports icons of all time and his final moments that finished off a legacy that will be talked about for generations to come. It’s pretty cool that we have already done 100 of these posts since we started two years ago. It feels sort of like a last dance because we have reached 100. However I can ensure you this is just the beginning of many more to come. I hope these posts have added value in some form of way that help create and inspire. I’m glad you guys are still with us and I thank you guys. As we go on this journey together, remember to commit to greatness, so that one day there will be a moment to create your own last dance.

-Mike Ye