(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Coronavirus canceling sports begs the question, "what are sports addicts doing during COVID-19 to get their fix?" The answer is, reminiscing on some of the most exciting times in sports is what. Arguably the best thing on television helping fans to scratch that itch is, "The Last Dance," a 2020 ten-part docuseries about the 1997–98 Chicago Bulls.
What we love about "The Last Dance" is having the ability to relive the magic that was the Chicago Bulls in the '90s. If you were alive during that time, even if you were not a basketball fan, you know what we mean when we say "magic."
Watching Michael Jordan and his teammates compete was one of the most amazing experiences. "The Last Dance" is a gift from the basketball gods allowing people of all ages and generations to experience that feeling again or for the first time.
The other aspect we like about this series is the deeper dive it takes past the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls team.
"The Last Dance" provides the backstory of each player with footage from other seasons by way of a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls.
It gives us a broader view of the legend of coach Phil Jackson. For instance, did you know he was not hired the first time he was interviewed by the franchise to be an assistant? That is right; he dressed like a "hippy" at the interview, and his attire made him miss out on the opportunity. Years later, he received a call from the General Manager Jerry Krause, to come back in, only this time he was coached in how to dress for the interview appropriately.
Did you know Dennis Rodman credits Madonna for inspiring him to be himself?
How about that Scottie Pippen who at one time only returned to play, so he did not get fined. He viewed being fined as giving the administration a win, or a more substantial part of himself than they deserved?
Trust us; this is way more than just sports.
This docuseries is like reading the diary of everyone who was where the world wanted to be, which was THERE. From private planes to parties, to the workout room, the cameras were there capturing arguably the greatest squad in all of sports history and their stories.
Tune into ESPN, Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m. The first two episodes of the series began on April 19.
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