Tonight, ESPN aired their first episode of a documentary profiling Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls team called ‘The Last Dance.”
NBC– Due to the coronavirus pandemic stopping sports around the country and the globe, there hadn’t been appointment sports television in weeks. The fact it came in the form of a documentary was unusual, but also refreshing in that the nostalgia of the 1980s and 1990s felt familiar and comforting.
Towards the tail end of the college years segment, they had Bob Knight who coached him for Team USA say he was the best basketball player he had ever seen. Keep in mind that was before Jordan had ever played an NBA game.
The documentary was packed with all sorts of sports legends and celebrities, but the biggest moment of Episode 1 happened when ESPN featured former President Barack Obama and in the lower bottom corner of the words “former Chicago resident” appeared under his “Barack Obama.”
It’s a good thing we weren’t in charge of identifying the divisive former president on the ESPN documentary, it would have read, “Barry Soetoro” Former Community Organizer.