After one of the most unique seasons of “Hard Knocks” ever put together, the Chargers and Rams closed the book on their five-week journey on September 8 and officially kicked off the NFL’s opening week in the process.
The fourth episode of “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” wasn’t what fans were used to. But, it was a disruption from the norm, which is what was needed.
Episode 3 of “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” signaled a change in pace, as helmets went on, contact went up and the stakes were raised for both veterans and rookies on the bubble.
After a season premiere full of discussion about the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” got into the nitty-gritty with the second installment of their Chargers and Rams-centered summer.
Despite the question marks throughout the offseason about the state of the 2020 NFL season, “Hard Knocks” has officially returned to football fans’ television screens to start the series’ most unique summer to date.
While fans ponder what the future holds for the upcoming football season, NFL Films showed off what a team meeting looks like amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
When “Hard Knocks” takes over on HBO this year, it’ll be doing so in one city, per usual. However, this season will cover two different teams: the Los Angeles Chargers, and some familiar faces with the Los Angeles Rams.
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.
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.
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.