LeBron James reacts to ‘The Last Dance’ release date moving up to April 19
April 19th can’t come fast enough. I CAN NOT WAIT!! 🗣Yessir!🍿 #LastDance
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2020
“The Last Dance” takes an in-depth look at the the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty through the lens of the final championship season in 1997-98. The Bulls allowed an NBA Entertainment crew to follow them around for that entire season, and some of that never-before-seen footage will be in the documentary.
The 1997-98 season ended with Chicago winning its third consecutive championship and sixth in the last eight years, defeating Karl Malone and the Utah Jazz in six games.
In Game 6 of the 1998 Finals, Jordan hit what has now become known as “The Last Shot.” His Airness dished out one of the nastiest crossovers in history, then proceeded to knock down a 17-footer with 5.2 seconds remaining, giving the Bulls an 87-86 lead:
To this day, players from around the globe credit Jordan as their inspiration, including LeBron James, who wears the same number on his jersey. Even LeBron, a phenom at the young age of 16, wanted to “be like Mike” as a player:
“So when I started playing basketball, I was like: ‘Oh man, that two-three looks good. I wanna be able to fly like him,'” James said in an interview with Bleacher Report, referring to Jordan. “‘I wanna be able to shoot like him. I wanna be able to dunk on somebody like him. I wanna be able to stick out my tongue like him in the air and yell in somebody’s face like MJ.'”
Though they’re often compared to one another, it’s clear that the Lakers star has loads of respect for Jordan.