Chicago Bulls: 3 things we hope to learn from ‘The Last Dance’

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1. Michael Jordan behind closed doors

It feels like the major overarching storyline that is going to consume The Last Dance through the entirety of the docuseries is going to be what happened with Jordan that most people don’t know about. The speculation about Jordan’s situation playing baseball, his numerous retirements, and coming back for one last round with the Wizards in the early 2000’s could all have new light shed in this docuseries.

MJ is one of the most fascinating, popular, and polarizing figures in sports history. In fact, he might be the most impactful and polarizing star athlete in the last 120 years. If not, he’s up there with the likes of Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees, golf’s Tiger Woods, boxing’s Muhammad Ali, and tennis’ Roger Federer.

The 1997-98 season was the final run for Jordan with the Bulls. That core of him, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc, etc. would be broken up after the 1998 title season. But the vivid memories for Bulls fans of all the success that this team found during the dynasty years of the 1990’s is about to come rushing back in the premier of The Last Dance.

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The counter to that to see what negative light is shed on Jordan on and off the court will be interesting to see. Jordan is often praised as one of the hardest working and most motivated athletes in the modern age of sports. More of his flaws are going to get exposed in one way or another in this docuseries.