In case you missed it, The Last Dance premiered on ESPN last weekend. The Last Dance was something I have been waiting months for, and it 100% lived up to all of the hype (at least in the first 2 episodes that have aired); It also came at a perfect time while everyone is home.
The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary series about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan in his last season (1997-1998). Most of the actual footage was filmed 23 years ago, but it has never been shown until now. Almost everyone knows the name Michael Jordan, but this is a chance to see him at the peak of his powers. Also, Michael Jordan is the rare type of athlete who transcends sports; therefore, this documentary series is something everyone can watch, whether you are a basketball fan or not.
For sports fans, this series is like something from heaven compared to the shows that have been showing on ESPN recently. Also, it is a chance for young sports fans to learn more about possibly the greatest athlete who has ever lived; we all know his name, records, and story, but it is hard for people born after 1998 to really know just how great he was without seeing him live. Lebron is the best basketball player I have ever seen play live (I never saw MJ play), but after watching the first 2 episodes, I can see why so many people still consider MJ the GOAT. Furthermore, it is fascinating to see how MJ was not only a basketball player, but a worldwide cultural phenomenon. I do not think any active athlete has reached this status.
Even for non-sports fans though, this documentary is a chance to learn more about one of the greatest ever. This is the man who made the NBA and sports the international spectacles they are today, and without him the world would be totally different.
ESPN did a great job with it, and I cannot wait for the next 8 episodes to come out. ESPN is replaying the first two episodes today at 7 PM EST, as well as showing the next 2 episodes at 9 PM and 10 PM EST. If you have some free time and have not watched them yet, I would highly recommend you watch them all.
The Last Dance Recommendation Rating: 5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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