Shades of ‘98: The Tipline for 21 October 2020

When Michael Jordan hit the game-winning jumper in the final seconds of the 1998 Finals to secure his sixth championship and cement his place as the greatest player in the history of the game, everyone knew it was the end of the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty. The antitrust community tuning into the Department of Justice’s landmark Microsoft lawsuit filed one month earlier had no idea they would be looking at the agency’s last major section 2 case. Like ESPN’s The Last Dance documentary released this summer, the Antitrust Division’s Google lawsuit is 22 years in the making.

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