Here are the five biggest things that the post-90s generation learned by watching The Last Dance, ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan.
For the past month, content-malnourished sports fans came together on Sunday nights to take in The Last Dance, ESPN’s 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty in the 1990s.
This past weekend, the thrilling project’s final two episodes were aired, as viewers were treated to a full scope of Chicago’s run to the 1998 NBA Finals. Among the subplots were Jordan’s famed “Flu Game,” Dennis Rodman‘s polarizing pitstop to hangout with wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan, and the Bulls’ rivalry with the Indiana Pacers.
Rumor has it that MJ gave ESPN the OK to air the series after LeBron James came back from a 3-1 deficit to topple the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 Finals, after which The King proclaimed himself as the greatest basketball player of all-time.
Most fans that weren’t alive to witness or were too young to fully appreciate Jordan’s unprecedented reign of supremacy likely bought into LeBron’s proclamation. As strange as it sounds, Jordan felt threatened and wanted to accentuate his greatness with this documentary.
The Last Dance enlightened a post-90s generation that grew up championing players like LeBron and Kobe Bryant on Jordan’s legacy and all the trials and tribulations the Bulls experienced that led to their six championships.
With that in mind, let’s dive into the six biggest things that the younger generation learned by watching the critically-acclaimed series.