8.8
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The Last Dance

The Last Dance

ESPN 2020

A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Last Dance

The Last Dance - S1E6

#1 - Episode VI

8.21

Season 1 - Episode 6

With Michael Jordan's extraordinary fame came extraordinary scrutiny, and in 1993, it all felt like it came to a head with the Chicago Bulls' pursuit of a third straight title shadowed by question marks about Jordan's gambling.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 693 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E3

#2 - Episode III

8.25

Season 1 - Episode 3

Once a key member of the hated Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" championship teams that brutalized Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman is virtually all Jordan can count on in the early months of the 1997-98 season.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 775 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E4

#3 - Episode IV

8.28

Season 1 - Episode 4

In what management insists is Phil Jackson's final season in Chicago as head coach of the Bulls, he continues to seem like the only one who can steer this unique, singular collection of talent to another title.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 744 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E5

#4 - Episode V

8.29

Season 1 - Episode 5

As Michael Jordan's fame peaked to unparalleled levels in the early 1990s in the wake of consecutive NBA titles and a starring role on the Olympic Dream Team, his image as "Air Jordan" made him a profoundly significant cultural figure.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 727 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E2

#5 - Episode II

8.32

Season 1 - Episode 2

Michael Jordan is left to begin the 1997-98 season without his injured sidekick Scottie Pippen, whose contract dispute with the Bulls' front office reaches a fever pitch as the team gets off to one of the worst starts of its championship runs.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 827 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E1

#6 - Episode I

8.33

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls begin their quest to win a sixth NBA title in eight years. But "The Last Dance," as coach Phil Jackson called it, will be shadowed by tension with the club's front office.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 953 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E7

#7 - Episode VII

8.38

Season 1 - Episode 7

As Michael Jordan pushes his teammates hard for a sixth NBA title, his intensity and hunger for basketball dominance is in stark contrast to his mindset in October 1993, when he stunned the world by walking away from the game.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 676 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E9

#8 - Episode IX

8.50

Season 1 - Episode 9

In May of 1998, nearly a year after Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls fought past Utah in the NBA Finals, their path to a sixth title only gets more challenging, as a brutal seven-game series against the Indiana Pacers decides the Eastern Conference.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 644 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E8

#9 - Episode VIII

8.53

Season 1 - Episode 8

Michael Jordan would famously use even the smallest slight imaginable to motivate himself against an opponent. And when his NBA comeback in 1995 fell short in the playoffs, he worked harder than ever to return to form.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 665 votes.

The Last Dance - S1E10

#10 - Episode X

8.90

Season 1 - Episode 10

In June of 1998, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz in an NBA Finals rematch, looking for a sixth championship and a perfect ending for "The Last Dance."

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Last Dance from 625 votes.

Last updated: apr 19, 2021

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I know practically f*** all about basketball but I still had goosebumps while watching. An incredible insight into one of the sport's greatest teams and its greatest player

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As far as sports documentaries go the first two episodes were pretty much perfect in every way. If they can keep this up for another 8 episodes it's a easy 10/10. Especially if you are even just slightly interested in basketball, the Bulls or Jordan himself. I mean even me, a very casual and very recent basketball fan from outside of america (where basketball and especially the name Jordan outside of the shoe brand is basically non-existent), had goosebumps at some parts. "Jordan's the only player who could ever turn it on and off like that. And he never freaking turned it off."

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Why did it take so long for this to be made/released?

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The last dance is one of the rare documentarys that makes you live the moment.As a fan of the jordan era this is perfect.It goes through all the hard times chicago went through to win the championship.

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I know nothing about basketball, but this was still incredible to me and I enjoyed every minute. I got goosebumps and was moved to tears on many occasions. It's clear to me this team is legendary and they were a part of something amazing. Also, words are not enough to describe Michael Jordan and what he accomplished. They're also not enough to describe the ability of these players; watching clips from games is just mind-blowing. A beautifully done documentary and I will definitely watch it again.

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This was my childhood growing up in downstate Illinois. Everyone was a Bulls fan. Bulls finals were some of the rare times us kids were allowed to stay up late. There was so much yelling and frustration and joy watching all 6 championships. Watching this series was so much like reliving that all. I was too young to know about most of this stuff. I was vaguely aware of Michael's dad's killing and the whole weird baseball adventure, but it was heartbreaking when the team truly broke up. I don't think I've really watched the Bulls play since. NBA basketball just isn't the same anymore. As far as a documentary, it was really well-done. Music top-notch. Pacing and parallels were great (i.e. talking about going against the Pistons and Rodman joining the team). Seeing the insights into Jordan - good and bad - was illuminating.

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Even if you aren’t are sports fan, you can’t deny that this might be one of the greatest documentaries ever created. Each part was better than the last. I didn’t want it to end!!!

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The Last Dance - Michael Jordan Wasn't Just An Athlete, He Was A Larger Then Life And A True Cultural Phenomena - You Have Goosebumps While Watching And Parts Your On Edge About To Scream At Each Championship As If The Bulls Might Lose This Second - I Remember Seeing The NBA Championship Games In 1993 And Playing NBA Jam On My Sega Genesis - And Our Teens In The 90s Was A Lot About Jordan And The Bulls - And I Came To The Realization, I Sucked A Basketball But I Loved Watching Basketball Seeing The Last Dance Made Me Rewatch Space Jam & It's Still As A Good As I Thought It Was Back In 1996 When I Was It In LA For The First Time - Bugs Bunny & Michael Jordan A Truly Genius Team - The Last Dance Puts A Lot Into Perspective And We Even Get To See A Bit Of Young Kobe With Jordan Which Pulls At A Few Strings - I Rewatched A Lot Of The Episodes, And A Lot Of Times My Blood Would Be Pumping While Watching The Show - It Gets you Pumped Up Michael Jordan Is Truly A Legend Who Elevated The Game Of Basketball - And The Last Dance Is Not To Be Missed

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You do not have to be a Basketball fan or a sports fan. This is an excellent documentary and you should go out of your way to watch it

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I Mean Come On. It's the Airness we are talking about and one thing you know for certain when talking about Michael Jordan is that everything about him has been on a realm all by itself and this show isn't any different. I grew up watching Kobe Bryant and I truly believe this guy Kobe was the best basketball player to ever lived. I watched Jordan a little bit right before he stepped down. I watched a lot of his games on NBA Classics. But watching this documentary gives you the perspective from his die hard fans. This guy was true sensational. After watching this you'll understand what it is that they saw and why it is so hard for them to give anyone else who came after him a chance. He really "did it the right way"

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