For NBA fans, the past is all about making headlines today. First, it was Michael Jordan’s flu game, and now its Steve Kerr’s apparent alias. The Last Dance Episodes are dropping one bomb at a time. Current Warriors coach Steve Kerr used “Austin Powers” as his alias to check into hotel rooms on road trips while playing with the Chicago Bulls.
NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer gleaned Kerr’s nom de plume after examining a list of road-trip room assignments that ’97-98 Bulls reserve Rusty LaRue shared on Twitter. Schaefer found that the list, which wasn’t presented in alphabetical order, closely corresponded with an A-Z list of Chicago’s roster from that season.
Austin Powers was the Zeitgeist of the ’90s with as the Mike Myers-starring “International Man of Mystery” came out on May 2, 1997. The fictional British superspy appeared in two more sequels and spawned all manner of awful impressions in the coming decades, but “Austin Powers” would’ve been, well, a groovy alias during the Bulls’ “Last Dance.”
The roster clearly depicts ‘Austin Powers’ sandwiched between “Oscar Miles” and Bulls reserve Joe Kleine, who didn’t have an alias. Miles referred to an Illinois Hall of Fame golfer, and that could point to Michael Jordan with the Bulls legend being an avid golfer. The other aliases in the list include Fred Stanford and even Peter Parker. LaRue consecutive reveals on twitter about the historical season of 1997-98, is rewriting NBA history as we know it.
Further investigation prods into other lists that might have confirmed this theory as Steve Kerr himself delivered no statement on this matter.
The 1997 NBA Finals is definitely one of the most epic and defining moments in Michael Jordan’s illustrious career. After two back to back losses, the Chicago Bulls were in a spot, and Jordan’s food poisoning added to the mist. However, the legend stepped up to be the captain that the team needed that day, and as expected, Jordan delivered in spades.
He started knocking down shot after shot getting the team back in the game. Despite lacking his average explosive speed and concentration, Jordan dropped seventeen points in the second quarter to help the Bulls regain focus on the game. The game remained tight until the ended, and that’s when MJ showed up to play. This game ranks among the most significant sports ever played, according to ESPN.