If “The Last Dance” could be summed up into one word, the word is clutch. With most of the country stuck at home due to the quarantine, Director Jason Hehir delivers a perfect mix of 90s sports nostalgia, forgotten memories, and some new behind the scenes content never seen before. Yes, Michael Jordan is the main focus of the documentary, as he should be, but all of the major contributors of the 90s Bulls dynasty get their fair share of screen time to tell their story. Of course, we’re are talking about a dynasty that won its last championship 22 years ago, and even if basketball isn’t your favorite sport, you have heard of Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the ’90s and their 6 championships. However, knowing how the story ended is one thing, but this documentary puts you in the passenger seat to see how the Bulls became the dynasty we know them as today. Filled with humor, heartache, loss, and of course victory, “The Last Dance” is a triumph is sports documentaries.
The beginning of the series starts at the end of the dynasty. That luxury is available to you when you are reporting news that happened over two decades ago. But throughout the ten episodes, the pacing is perfect. Going back and forth from the beginning and end of the Bulls dynasty. All of the major role players getting their chance to tell their story was my favorite part of the series, however. Every sports fan in the world knows the majority of Michael Jordan’s career, but learning the story of the other major pieces was something I found to be very interesting and enjoyable. I also must admit it’s very hard to criticize what I feel is the greatest sports documentary of all time.
Honestly, if I had to pick something to critique, it’s that there wasn’t more. If you have ever looked at a basketball in your lifetime, then I highly recommend watching this ten-part series!