The day has come! The wait is finally over! “The Last Dance” is upon us! The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series is set to debut on Sunday night on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. The series will take us behind the scenes and in-depth on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls championship team, following Michael Jordan and Co. on their way to completing the second three-peat of their dynasty in the 90s.
“The Last Dance” Premiere Schedule
Episode 1 — 9 p.m. ET
Episode 2 — 10 p.m. ET
During the 1997-98 season, the Bulls allowed a crew to follow them around, taking footage throughout the season. This footage is never-before-seen and will be featured in the doc, giving us a peak at how things operated between MJ, Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson and Dennis Rodman. ESPN says they spoke to more than 100 people for this documentary, getting their take on MJ and the Bulls’ final ship before Jordan called it quits a second time.
What to watch for in “The Last Dance”
So I’m a huge Bulls fan and it’s thanks to growing up in the 90s and watching Michael Jordan play basketball. I’ve stuck with the team — much to my dismay — though I owe my fandom to those teams. I’m interested to see the dynamic between MJ and Jackson and MJ and his teammates the most. We’ve heard a bunch of stories about how ruthless a competitor Jordan was during his career. To be able to see how he motivates teammates and interacts with guys like Rodman is intriguing.
It will also be fun to watch all the interviews and see what others thought of the dynasty. It’s been a while and I think people still talk about MJ and the Bulls like it was yesterday. It’s what makes being a Bulls fan frustrating. You had a decade of dominance and not much else, yet that’s all people can talk about — those teams back in the 90s. We’ll also see how much “Jordan is the greatest off all-time” talk there will be in the interviews. Overall, it should be an incredible series, and while times are tough, it is nice that “The Last Dance” will be under a microscope for everyone to watch — since we have nothing better to do.
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