The Last Dance continues to go over the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team. It goes over how defeating the Detroit Pistons early on was huge.
The Chicago Bulls had to overcome some adversity before they were able to take the next step and ultimately become one of the great dynasties in North American sports. The biggest was the elite team that was the Detroit Pistons. It happens all the time in sports before teams become great. They need to overcome a team that was elite before them to get to that level.
The Detroit Pistons were known as the “Bad Boys” for a reason. They, similarly to the Bulls, had to get passed the Boston Celtics in order to get to where they were. Well, they did and won the NBA title in 1989 and 1990. They went through the Bulls in both title runs and a total of three straight seasons.