“The Last Dance” began airing on ESPN last Sunday with Episodes 1 and 2 of the 10-part documentary series, taking us inside the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. The first two installments set up everything to come, showing us how many of the key components of the Bulls dynasty made it there. We had back stories on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and we’ve seen a lot of how the relationship between the players and front office worked during the run of six championships.
The next two episodes are set to air this Sunday, April 26th at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. The whole series will also be available on Netflix after the live airing. If you missed the first two episodes of the series — don’t panic — you can watch them starting at 7 p.m. ET and rolling into the debut of Episode 3. This episode is particularly endearing because it’s the Dennis Rodman episode. The one we’ve all been waiting for. I mean, just check out the trailer and see for yourself. I don’t want to spoil too much, but it starts with MJ talking about Rodman wanting a vacation mid-season. Here’s a link to the teaser.
So we’ve got everything set up. Jerry Krause is constantly going at Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen. Jordan and Jackson are trying to keep everything together. The team starts the season struggling. Now, we’ve landed on not only Pippen in the middle of a trade demand after holding out due to injury/his contract. Rodman is about to lose it. Jordan is commenting on all of this and it’s the most captivating thing I’ve ever watched. Is it 9 p.m. yet?