In parts five and six of the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 title team documentary series “The Last Dance”, new former foes of Michael Jordan took center stage.
On May 3, night three of the 10-part documentary series featuring the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls titled “The Last Dance” brought back some good memories and tear jerking moments. Former Los Angeles Lakers legendary shooting guard Kobe Bryant finally had some interview moments in The Last Dance. And there was more screen time for the likes of Bulls all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, head coach Phil Jackson, and forward Scottie Pippen.
There were a few clear focal points on night three of The Last Dance. The first was that legendary rival between the likes of Jordan and Hall-of-Fame center Patrick Ewing. The Bulls and New York Knicks were two of the most talented teams in the Eastern Conference during the late 1980’s and throughout the entirety of the 1990’s.
Moreover, there was also an extreme focus on the early NBA Finals appearances of the Bulls in the 1990’s and the off-the-court problems that Jordan faced during that time. The hints at what’s to come in night four of The Last Dance were present at the very end of part six. He was starting to get mentally worn after the 1993 NBA Finals win over the Phoenix Suns.
And the tear jerking moment that got most basketball fans on this night of The Last Dance premiers came when Kobe spoke his first words in the docuseries.
Here’s a look back at the three things we learned from night three (parts five and six) of the docuseries following the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team, The Last Dance.