Sports better get back soon, because this incredible distraction that has been "" -- the 10-part ESPN/Netflix series chronicling the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls -- is coming to end. The final two episodes are set for Sunday night, and something tells me they're going to go out with a bang.
With previous episodes, the media was getting advance screeners to view before the actual airings, but these final two have been kept under tight wraps. So I don't know for sure what's coming. But we can make some pretty educated guesses.
In no particular order, here are the topics you can expect to be covered in episodes 9 and 10.
Michael Jordan vs. Reggie Miller
The Bulls and Pacers met in the 1998 Eastern Conference finals, and more than one former Bull has called this the hardest series they had to win during their six championship runs. It feels like Jordan and Miller were major rivals, but they actually only met this one time in the playoffs. They gave the fans their money's worth with a seven-game classic.
The 'Flu Game'
Game 5 of the 1997 Finals between the Bulls and Jazz. The series is tied 2-2, and Jordan is sick as a dog. Jordan's trainer, Tim Grover, recently revealed that what ailed M.J.-- despite the game's iconic moniker -- but food poisoning, with a Park City, Utah pizza joint being the suspected culprit. Either way, Jordan was on fumes and still found a way to hang 38 points on the Jazz, including what turned out to be the game-winning 3-pointer with 25 seconds to play.
'Mailman don't deliver on Sunday'
In Game 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals, Scottie Pippen on Karl Malone. There was 8.2 seconds remaining, the score was tied 82-82, and Malone -- whose nickname was "The Mailman" -- was at the free throw line. Pippen walks by him and says, "The Mailman don't deliver on Sunday."
Yes, the game was being played on a Sunday. And lo and behold, Malone bricked the two free throws, Jordan went down on the other end and drilled a buzzer-beater, and the Bulls went on to win the title in six games.
You can bet this will content will, in fact, be delivered this Sunday.
Steve Kerr's game-winner
Kerr has been one of theso far, namely for the world being reminded he was the guy who had the stones to slug Michael Jordan, who in turn said Kerr earned his respect by doing so. Kerr has lived a charmed basketball life, winning a combined eight championships as a player and coach by hitching his wagon to some of the greatest players and coaches in NBA history.
But Kerr has had more than a little to do with his own success, and on Sunday we're surely going to be taken back to Game 6 of the 1997 Finals, when Kerr clinched the Bulls' fifth championship with a game-winning jumper as the defense collapsed on Jordan.
Perhaps the most iconic image in basketball history is Michael Jordan standing 17 feet from the basket, a stunned Delta Center crowd in the background, with his goose-neck follow through hanging in the air. He has just sunk the game- and championship-winning jumper with 5.2 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the 1998 Finals.
Even though Jordan returned to play two more seasons with the Washington Wizards, this was his walk into the sunset. It's fit for a statue, and I'd be shocked if it's not one of the closing images we see in this series.