The highly anticipated documentary The Last Dance was released on ESPN last night . The documentary showcased the life of the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan and the final run of the Bulls dynasty during the 1997-98 season . Jordan and the Bulls allowed NBA Entertainment to follow them throughout the season and document their final championship together. The series features never-before-seen footage, as well as interviews with more than 100 people close to the team.
Episodes 1 and 2 of the documentary discussed the behind the scenes of the 1997-98 series which was called the last dance by head coach Phil Jackson because it was the last season for the team as it was . It featured the conflict between general manager Jerry Krause, and Scottie Pippen’s contract along with Michael Jordan rise.
For the 3rd and 4th episodes the focus was about the “badboy ” Pistons as a rival competitive team along with Dennis Rodman
"That little Laker boy's gonna take everybody one-on-one."
MJ knew what Kobe was about before the 1998 All-Star Game even started. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/mm8XlShwwI
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“I had a question about (MJ’s) turn-around shot, so I asked him about it… He gave me a great detailed answer, and on top of that, he said if you need anything, give me a call. It’s like my big brother,” he added.
“It was a rough couple years for me coming into the league because at the time the League was so much older… I was a kid that shot a bunch of airballs, you know what I mean? And at that point, Michael provided a lot of guidance for me.”
Episode 5 started with Kobe Bryant started with the message “In Loving Memory and showed a behind-the-scenes of the 1998 All-Star Game. The Last Dance began its fifth episode by detailing the relationship between Jordan and a young Bryant, who at the age of 19 was already on his way to NBA stardom. In an interview filmed before his death, Bryant said Jordan was instrumental in the success he would go on to have in the league. “What you get from me, is from him,” Bryant said. “I won’t get five championships here without him.” Bryant opened up about the chance to go one-on-one with Jordan and how much it meant to him .
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