Chicago Cubs: The real story of Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan / Chicago Cubs (DANIEL LIPPITT/AFP via Getty Images)
Michael Jordan / Chicago Cubs (DANIEL LIPPITT/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Michael Jordan, Chicago Cubs (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs: In the 1990s, the Chicago Cubs played in the city owned by Michael Jordan.

Chicago Cubs and sports fans around the world enjoyed the epic first two episodes of the ESPN documentary, The Last Dance this past Sunday. While people patiently await episode three, coming this Sunday, the past week has seen countless memories and stories of Michael Jordan and the 90s Bulls being shared by fans everywhere.

No Chicago sports team in the 1990s came close to succeeding what Jordan and the Bulls did. It was mostly awful for the Chicago Cubs from 1990-1997. They were the only major team in Chicago not to make the playoffs during that span. Jordan even made a rebuilding Cubs joke in a press conference after winning the 1997 NBA title.

"“Cubs have been rebuilding for 42 years.” -Michael Jordan"

Despite all that, Jordan and the Cubs have shared memories together on several occasions. He has been seen at Wrigley both as a guest and as a baseball player while also building relationships with big-name Cubs personnel. Some fun stories involve M.J. and the Cubs, here are a few.