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ABTV Celebrity Twitter On: Michael Jordan’s The Last Dance
Grab yourself some tissues for this one, folks! Episodes 7 and 8 of The Last Dance were definitely tear jerkers. Part four of ESPN’s docu-series over Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls covered from 1993 when Jordan decided to retire from basketball in order to take his shot in the MLB through the beginning of his second NBA Championship three-peat.
The emotional aspect of these episodes centered around the death of Jordan’s father, as well as the toll Jordan’s leadership style had on his teammates.
Episode 7 started off with Jordan discussing the impact his father, James, had on his life – viewers already saw a glimpse of this in earlier episodes as well. Jordan talked in depth about the pain he felt when his father disappeared before his body was found in a creek in August 1993.
Sports broadcaster Vince Cellini recounted a time in 1989 when he interviewed James Jordan.
The #LastDance is jogging my memory. In ‘89 I interviewed MJs father James Jordan in Cle and asked him if it was possible for anyone to stop his son. “Well I took his car keys once”. Did you stop him? “No, he got a ride”.
As the episodes progressed, viewers witnessed the harsh realities that came from being a teammate of Michael Jordan. We’d seen his rage against opponents, but now his competitive drive dribbled into practice too.
Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett found humor in the situation, calling Jordan’s laugh similar to Heath Ledger’s Joker laugh.
Jordan giving the heath ledger joker laugh to his teammates in practice 😂
Isaiah Thomas – no, not the villain of the 90’s Bulls, but current NBA player – stated straight facts on twitter during Sunday night’s airing.
He called out the generation of players for being scared to play MJ and how mentally they “already lost”. He referred to last week’s episode where viewers saw Charles Barkley win MVP, yet say he was fine with losing to MJ.
Only thing I don’t like is how scared everybody was playing against em. Mentally they already lost because they not even thinking they can win. Barkley won MVP and said I’m fine with losing to MJ. If somebody said that these days they would get killed by media and everybody else
And quite possibly one of the best parts of the docu-series is that Michael Jordan’s legacy of being prime meme material continues to flourish.
Previously it was all about #cryingjordan, but now it’s definitely shifted to #ipadjordan. Jordan’s reaction to watching clips in the docu-series has been an odd focal point of the series. These tweets may not be from “celebrities”, but it was definitely the biggest talking point on twitter Sunday night.
The series wraps up Sunday, May 17th with the final two episodes airing at 9PM ET on ESPN and ESPN2.
You can catch up on the series by watching on Netflix or Hulu. Additionally, tune in every Monday night to AfterBuzz TV’s The Last Dance after show at 10PM ET.
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