Monday, July 13, 2020

Thoughts On The Last Dance

I'm sure I've written this many times in the years I've been blogging, but I know close to nothing about the NBA.

In fact, I know very little about basketball in general.

This wasn't always the case though. 

Sort of.

You see, back in the 1990's, I 'supported' the Chicago Bulls. It was mainly because us kids were on the Michael Jordan bandwagon.

I wore Bulls and Jordan merchandise such as shorts, hooded t-shirts, regular tees, caps (I was even mugged for a cap, but that's a story for another time) and more.

Fast forward to the present day. I don't follow basketball. I don't wear anything Chicago Bulls. It's the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts all the way now.

With me being so far removed from following anything to do with basketball, I still found myself interested in seeing a documentary called The Last Dance.

It was a ten-part series made by ESPN Films that covered the Chicago Bulls' chase for a second three-peat back in 1998. 

The Last Dance

The first threepeat took placed earlier in that decade and this was around the time when my Bulls/Jordan 'support' was at its peak. 

The programme's narrative jumps back-and-forth between the early Bulls/Jordan teams and culminates with the big win. 

Bulls players like Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman were interviewed for the spectacle. As well as the key players were some of the Bulls' rivals over those periods as well as people in management, reporters and more.

I loved it.

It was a masterpiece of a series. It deserves to win awards for everything that was captured and how the tale - or rather tales - were told. 

If it appealed to somebody like me who has, and had, limited knowledge of basketball, I am sure others will find it enjoyable.

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