With a global pandemic and no sport to watch on the TV, Netflix has come to the rescue to help you get your sports fix!
With the cancellation of basketball, Netflix brought forward The Last Dance which is a 10-part docu-series chronicling the final season of the winning team Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan before they were disbanded in 1998.
Taking the Last Dance
We must admit, we didn't know much about the history of the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Of course, growing up in this era, everyone had heard of Michael Jordan and saw the Air Nikes in the shops however living in the UK and not following basketball closely we didn't have much background knowledge.
The Last Dance uses footage from the final 1997-98 season of the Chicago Bulls as they look to win their sixth NBA title in eight years. Before the season began they knew this was likely going to be their last year and so it was named The Last Dance.
What we enjoyed about the documentary was it flipping between the old footage to interviewing many of the key players today who were involved in the stories from the time - Including Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and their coach Phil Jackson.
It felt like you really got to understand the good and the bad of sport in the 1990s and especially how it felt to be a global icon. Unlike some documentary's we have watched, we flew through the episodes as we wanted to know what happened next and if they were going to reach their goal!
The Last Dance has had some criticism as Michael Jordan's company are part of the production team which means it could have been edited to tell his side of the story - Although even some of the negative sides of his behaviour and personality are discussed.
We enjoyed The Last Dance and would recommend it if you're looking for something sport-related with some real footage about one of the biggest sports stars ever and a team of superstars from the '90s! It even inspired Keil to get is own Jordan jersey!