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How to watch, what to watch for in ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7-8

We’re coming toward the back half of The Last Dance. In Episodes 7 and 8 we’re expected to see a completely different side of Michael Jordan.

Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, reacts to a call during their game against the Chicago Bulls at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

We’re heading into the later half of The Last Dance documentary, following Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their 90s dynasty. In episodes 5 and 6, we got an inside look on more of the Life of MJ and the Bulls at the time. We got to see into the connection between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. We got to see Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and MJ co-exist on The Dream Team without Isiah Thomas.

We got more insight into Jordan’s upbringing from his mom, looking at his early shoe deal with Nike. We also saw Jordan make swift work of both Clyde Drexler and the Trail Blazers as well as Charles Barkley and the Suns in back-to-back finals, completing the first three-peat. So let’s take a look at where you can watch Episodes 7 and 8 of The Last Dance.

“The Last Dance” Episodes 7 and 8 schedule

“The Last Dance” episodes 7 and 8 will air on ESPN starting at 9 p.m. ET. Episode 8 will immediately follow episode 7 at 10 p.m. ET. If you missed out on Episodes 5 and 6, don’t worry, both will air starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN before the new episodes.

What to watch for in Episodes 7 and 8

Well, for one, we’re going to get more of a look into Jordan’s gambling addiction and how it drove him away from basketball after the first three-peat. We’ll get to see Jordan in a baseball jersey again, assuredly. The episodes are expected to be very emotional, giving us a look inside why Jordan is the way he is — ruthlessly competitive. We’ll see how MJ came back for the second three-peat but was considered a tyrant by his teammates. We also get a look into Jordan’s relationship with his Father, which has been hinted during the series. We get to take a look at how Scottie Pippen and the Bulls did without Jordan for a season. The 72-win team is coming in hot as well.