1. Michael Jordan starting to relax again
One of the best overarching storylines of this entire docuseries was going to be getting a refreshing take from Jordan himself on the path of the final Bulls team in the 1990’s that won a title. Jordan really opened up on a ton of aspects from his personal and basketball life from his childhood all the way up through the latter days of his playing career in the NBA.
We also got a look into how confident and relaxed Jordan was coming out of the UNC basketball program, after the Bulls selected him third overall in the 1984 NBA Draft. His confidence shined through right away, as he took the Rookie of the Year honors during the 1984-85 season.
The demeanor of Jordan throughout the screen time he had in the first two parts of the docuseries at least was great. He got to tell the story from his perspective, instead of having a number of different writers and others associated with his basketball career tell it. Even when he opened up on the bad days of his early NBA career, he was still animated and describing it in a way only he could.
A very interesting sub-plot in the first two episodes was the way the two Jerrys handled the foot fracture that Jordan had during the 1985-86 season. He wanted to come back and play as soon as he could, but management felt different. Jordan would wind up defying their orders and returning to Chapel Hill to participate in full fledged scrimmages.