During this time when games have gone silent, it’s been a process to try and find an event on television to get fired up about.
Sure Season 3 of Ozark was amazing and, yes, I’m all fired up for the return of Billions, but how would I find a way to get my sports fix while we wait for the return to action?
The answer has been ESPN’s brilliant ten-part documentary The Last Dance, which chronicles the Jordan-era Bulls during their rise to dominance, featuring on the final championship run of 1997-1998.
With many documentaries, you often wonder if the hype will be justified. Well, The Last Dance has lived up to the hype and then some.
Why? It’s pretty simple if you ask me: access, access, access!
The documentary allows you inside the mind and thoughts of Michael Jordan, one of the most prominent figures of the last 50 years.
Since his retirement, Jordan has not been the most accessible and open person in the world.
In this documentary, his honesty and candor is refreshing and entertaining.
The stories of Jordan’s competitiveness to Rodman’s escapades in Vegas with Carmen Electra keep you wanting more week after week, episode after episode.
Sure, as a Knicks fan it was tough to relive some of the epic series played with Chicago and Jordan’s Bulls in the 1990’s
I probably could do without ever seeing the Charles Smith sequence at the end of Game 5 of the ‘93 Conference Finals.
That said, I miss the days when the Knicks mattered enough to me that a loss actually hurt. And after all, they did lose to the very best.
Losing stinks, but there is no shame in losing to Michael Jordan.
The Last Dance has in many ways done the unthinkable. It has turned a documentary into a sporting event.
What sports radio host or commentator isn’t discussing The Last Dance on their Monday or Tuesday show?
It’s the only game in town, and it’s a must watch.
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