Review: ‘The Last Dance’ a winner

The documentary remembers Michael Jordan and the Bulls


The Last Dance can be seen on the ESPN App and ESPN on Demand. ESPN photo

Jovani Juarez, Staff Writer

The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary that takes a closer look at Michael Jordan’s career and the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 final championship run. 

The documentary includes never before seen footage from the 1997 to 1998  season, along with interviews with star players Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and multiple Hall of Fame coaches and players.

“The Last Dance” can be watched internationally, since Netflix owns the rights to air this documentary.

The 1997-98 season was Jordan’s last year with the team and it was also the last year legendary head coach Phil Jackson coached the Chicago Bulls.

Jackson always looked for a theme for each season. Considering that the season was going to be his last, he found it fitting to call his last season coaching the Bulls “The Last Dance.” That same season, Jordan assured that if Jackson was not coaching, he was not going to play.

The documentary covers everything, including Jordan’s intense rivalry with the Detroit Pistons, the historic 72-win season, his “big brother” relationship with Kobe Bryant, his retirement to play baseball for a year and the Bulls’ second three-peat.

I really enjoyed the backstage, never-before-seen footage of the Bulls roster. The documentary did a great job of capturing multiple teammates’ experiences as well as team successes and struggles. The documentary did not focus solely on Jordan but also on key role players like Steve Kerr and Horace Grant as well.

I would recommend it to anyone who loves to watch basketball.

Rating: 10/10

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