Michael Jordan - The Life - Author Roland Lazenby: Episode 2

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Roland Lazenby is, without a doubt, a true legend NBA writing. From his incredible work in 'Michael Jordan: The Life' to 'Kobe Bryant: Showboat,' Roland has truly lived a career inside the NBA. In this episode Roland exclusively reveals what disappointed him about The Last Dance, the sad reason why Michael Jordan hates him and the backlash he received for writing about the 'low behaviours' of Phil Jackson which saw him being stopped from reporting on the LA Lakers. From the crushing load of writing the MJ and Kobe biographies which broke down his health and spirit to how PR management has changed the reporting of the NBA and much more, this is a rare conversation with one of the most knowledgeable writers working inside the basketball business. Sign up to our Patreon feed on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad to get the full extended cut of this incredible interview where Roland details the dark side of American history and it's relationship with the game. By becoming a premium member of the Irishman Abroad Podcast Network, you will also gain access to our entire archive of over 250 episodes that are available nowhere else. Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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