One year ago today, Michael Jordan did what only the GOAT could do: Grab the world’s attention.
In the middle of a terrifying pandemic, the sports world screeched to a halt. Fans were stuck at home with nowhere to go and nothing to do. And I was stuck here at BN Bulls reposting clips of Derrick Rose (not the worst thing in the world) and writing posts about … well … the unknown. Then, the day came.
ESPN released the first episode of The Last Dance – their highly-anticipated 10-part docuseries originally set to hit the airwaves in the summer – on April 19th, 2020. Jordan and the Bulls franchise would go on to be the talk of the mask-filled town for the next five weeks. It was a beautiful distraction in the midst of utter chaos.
On one hand, I can’t believe it’s been 365 days. Considering the lack of eventful moments in many of our lives over the last year or so, the excitement felt for this still feels kind of fresh. On the other hand, we’ve been in this funk for so long that time now feels a bit abstract. So much has also changed inside the Bulls current organization that the frustrations we faced as Bulls fans one year ago might as well have been a decade ago.
Anyway, The Last Dance was a spectacle that will always be worth reliving, so let’s take some time to look back at some of the most iconic moments.
• Fact: This is one of the best moments in television history.
THE LAST DANCE premiered 1 year ago today 🐐 pic.twitter.com/VSiZLSSP3o
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 19, 2021
• Boss mode.
One year ago today, The Last Dance dropped while we had no sports.
What a time.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 19, 2021
• Thank you for taking some emotional punches for our entertainment, Scott Burrell.
Lol I love this pic.twitter.com/RzHGzlYfwY
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) April 19, 2021
• “I had no problem with The Glove.”
— ESPN (@espn) May 11, 2020
• Only one man could beat MJ …
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) April 19, 2021
• Memes. All of the memes.
One year ago, The Last Dance premiered and gave us memes to last the next decade 🐐 pic.twitter.com/4VGu37CYTs
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 19, 2021
• The art of rebounding.
— Martin S. (@marsoaries) April 27, 2020
• SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!
"Straight up bitches."
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 27, 2020
• RIP Kobe.
ICYMI: "That little Laker boy's gonna take everybody one-on-one."
— ESPN (@espn) May 4, 2020