The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” was not short of epic moments as it reached the pinnacle of the series with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls clinching their sixth and final championship in the 1998 NBA Finals. However, we could not help but also focus our attention on a brief cameo of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. As it turns out, more than a few folks were likewise captivated by DiCaprio’s appearance.
Young DiCaprio! pic.twitter.com/1WT9RbWAsS
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 18, 2020
Lol DiCaprio fanboying
— Mark Chiusano (@mjchiusano) May 18, 2020
At that time, DiCaprio was already one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. “Titanic,” the film that launched DiCaprio to A-list status, had just hit movie theaters the previous year, and at that point, the 24-year-old was already on top of the world and had become a household name.
As well-known as DiCaprio may have been, Michael Jordan’s popularity exceeded that of the young actor. DiCaprio made sure to pay his respects, and also had quite a beautiful message for Jordan:
"You did some beautiful stuff just now, man. That was poetic"
I mean, LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS NOT WRONG #TheLastDance
— Katie Rayford (@katie_rayford) May 18, 2020
It was also in 1998 that DiCaprio’s first film after the massive success of “Titanic” was launched. DiCaprios starred as one of the four musketeers in “The Man in the Iron Mask,” and Jordan referenced the film in true MJ fashion:
Michael Jordan calling Leonardo DiCaprio the “man with the iron face” while soaked in champagne is the single coolest thing he did his entire career. #TheLastDance
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) May 18, 2020
DiCaprio’s cameo was a brief, fleeting moment, but it was captivating nonetheless. Even our friends at ESPN seemed to think so:
— ESPN (@espn) May 18, 2020
DiCaprio’s appearance was a great way to close out the series, as it somehow brought us back to reality. Right now, that is something that we will all have to face. “The Last Dance” has come to an inevitable conclusion, and while it was a memorable experience for everyone, there’s no denying that were all saddened by the fact that the end has come.