Dwyane Wade: 'I Had Literal Tears' Watching Michael Jordan, Bulls Win 1996 Title

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 12, 2020

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade observes a moment of silence during the National Anthem before the final NBA basketball game of his career, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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When Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won the 1996 NBA Finals?

Dwyane Wade felt that:

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I had literal tears in my eyes watching #TheLastDance last night. When MJ and the Bulls won that championship in 96. Man oh man the pain of his father not being right by his side was real pain.

The seventh and eighth episodes of The Last Dance aired on ESPN Sunday night. The 10-part documentary series sheds light on Jordan and the moving parts of the Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s while centering on the 1997-98 championship run.

Chicago defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2 in 1996, and Game 6 fell on Father's Day. Jordan's father, James, had been murdered on July 23, 1993. "This is for Daddy," Jordan said after claiming his fourth championship but first without his dad.

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Raw and real. MJ's first title without his dad by his side brought out every emotion. #TheLastDance https://t.co/B1MuNT4OgA

The Bulls won three titles from 1991-93. The victory over Seattle capped off a 72-10 regular season and marked the beginning of their second three-peat.

The Last Dance will conclude with Episodes 9 and 10 on Sunday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET.