Some memories stick out more than others, while other clips could fall by the wayside in the long run. To parse it out, here are the top five highlights from “The Last Dance.”
One quote from Michael Jordan in the final moments of “The Last Dance” may be the most important that the Bulls legend said throughout the documentary’s entirety.
After four action-filled weeks, “The Last Dance” reached its final night of episode premieres on May 17, 2020, and showcased exactly why the Chicago Bulls are known as one of the sports world’s all-time great dynasties.
After a dramatic seventh episode, “The Last Dance” kept the red-hot pace rolling as it moved into Episode 8, the series’ third-to-last episode.
If Episode 6 of “The Last Dance” planted the seed of doubt about Michael Jordan’s future before his first retirement from basketball, then Episode 7 showed the full growth of that seed into the flower that was his decision to step away from the sport in his prime.
Who we decide is the greatest player of all time says a lot more about us as fans and cultural observers than it does about the players or even the game. This piece is more about why we even ask this question more than it is about who I think is the greatest of all time.
After a drama-filled fifth episode, “The Last Dance” gets into the nitty-gritty in its sixth installment as the production starts to dive in on the mental toll Jordan’s success and worldwide admiration had on him.
Episode 5 brought the main spotlight back to Michael Jordan throughout, but in a unique way. It wasn’t just Jordan, it was his impact on the world through his shoes.
One subtle debate that the documentary created provides for an interesting “What if?”-type of scenario: Which sports story needs its own version of “The Last Dance”?
Episode 4 starts and ends with the key coaching philosophies of the one and only Phil Jackson, the man who was at the helm for each of the Bulls’ six championship wins in the 1990s.
Simply put, Episode 3 of “The Last Dance” can be summarized with two words: Dennis Rodman.
Simply put, the second episode of “The Last Dance” on ESPN, which highlights the infamous 1997-1998 season for the Chicago Bulls, stands out as “The Scottie Pippen Episode.”
At long last and amid an unprecedented postponement of the NBA’s regular season, basketball fans were finally treated to the premiere of “The Last Dance” on ESPN, getting an all-access look into the Chicago Bulls’ infamous 1998 season.