ESPN’s 10-part documentary The Last Dance, which centers on Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls and features previously unseen footage from the 1997-98 season, finally came to an end last night. The ninth and tenth episodes were shown on ESPN in America (and are available on Netflix in other territories). With the docu-series coming to an end, a new generation of basketball fan has been given a crash course on MJ’ dominance and why he is — without a doubt — the GOAT.
The final episodes focused on the 1998 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan’s iconic “Flu Game” and what caused it, as well as the “last shot” to win his sixth, and final NBA ring.
Predictably, reactions on social media were plentiful. Michael Jordan was — once again — anointed the GOAT, while The Last Dance was dubbed the GOAT documentary. Users loved the pizza story — which is what MJ believed caused the flu game.
For those of you who haven’t watched the docu-series, there may be spoilers below. For those that have or don’t care, scroll through some of the best reactions below.
Jerry Krause not getting any love at all
Game of Thrones even got a mention
Dennis Rodman will always be the peoples’ MVP
Now we all know what MJ was listening to during ‘The Last Dance’
Something tells me this meme will live on
The NBA on Twitter also had a lot to say
Week 4 Reactions
Michael Jordan with some huge quotes this week
Say Jordan was bad at baseball one more time
The late Craig Sager got some props
While Jerry Krause got heat...again
So did Gary Payton
Don’t piss off the GOAT
Cue the waterworks
The infamous Steve Kerr fight
Week 3 Reactions
MJ did not like the Drexler comparisons
Kokoc vs MJ & Pippen
MJ did not like Reebok
That Dream Team practice
Seinfeld’s cameo was well-received
Unpopular but perhaps accurate take?
Week 2 Reactions
Phil Jackson was the real MVP
Rodman’s sex life was the topic of the night
Don’t forget how good Rodman was on the court
Or pre-game in the tunnel
The 10-part documentary should have been about him
Week 1 Reactions
LeBron stans in shambles
Giannis soaking everything in
Pippen’s contract, though...
The soundtrack was just as good as the story
Well, this is awkward...