Michael Jordan has rarely been one to give credit where it is due. If "The Last Dance" has made anything clear, it is that his results-driven brain isn't interested in appreciating those he vanquished en route to six championships. Jordan won. His opponents lost. He doesn't dwell on journeys, only a singular destination, and as long as he got there, he is perfectly willing to disregard those who attempted to get in his way. That includes, as of episode 8 of "The Last Dance," 1996 NBA Finals opponent Gary Payton.
Prologue: Why didn't Payton defend Jordan for the entire series?
Games 4-6: Payton's masterpiece