'The Last Dance' Episode 10: Fans roast Jerry Krause for breaking up Bulls, call him 'a huge idiot'
Spoilers for 'The Last Dance' Episode 10
Jerry Krause must be the most hated man on the planet right now. With ESPN's 'The Last Dance' ending today, almost every fan — irrespective of them being Bulls supporters or not — would be itching to say a thing or two to the Bulls team manager. Back in Episode 1, Krause was looked at as the key figure keen on rebuilding the Bulls after the '98 season. And while some hoped it wouldn't be the case, it actually was. Michael Jordan went into retirement, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr were released and Scottie Pippen was traded.
It was also the last time Bulls had seen such resounding success. And fans on Twitter took the opportunity to roast Krause. "If Jerry Krause wanted Phil to come back after 98' who knows how many chips the MJ and bulls would've won. Maybe 7 or 8, or maybe they would've capped off at 6. Who knows?" asked a fan. "Bulls win total with MJ from 1991-1993 & 1996-98: 478 Bulls win total without MJ from 1999-2010: 385, Jerry Krause sent them Bulls into a 20-year rebuild ...," explained another.
"Jerry Krause got roasted daily, poor fella" read one of the tweets. "#TheLastDance has been a show we’ve looked forward to and enjoyed these last 5 weeks. @espn and MJ did it up! Jerry Krause, unforgivable not giving them a chance at 7! MJ is the GOAT," opined a fan. "Jerry Krause is Napoleon complex as a person," remarked a fan. "Roses are red Jordan brought down the house They shoulda won seven F**k Jerry Krause," tweeted a fan. "If there is a heaven, Scottie Pippen might have ensured he would be accepted when he declared Jerry Krause the 'greatest GM of all time'," wrote another.
"Here's the real indictment of Jerry Krause: He left the Bulls in 2003. The Bulls go back to the playoffs for the first time in 2005, and four of that team's top five scorers (Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng, and Andres Nocioni) were brought in post-Krause," said another. "Jerry Krause was and always will be a complete STOOGE" seconded another fan.
There was no respite for Krause as the mean tweets flowed in generously. There weren't many who supported the man as they wholly believed he was solely responsible for putting the brakes on a journey that would have firmly cemented the Bulls as one of the greatest teams of the NBA. "MJ and the Bulls would have won a 7th. In the end, the only one who could stop him was Jerry Krause. What a shame. #TheLastDance #MichaelJordan #GOAT," tweeted a fan. "That Jerry Krause dude is a huge idiot," wrote another.