If you haven’t already seen the new Netflix documentary series The Last Dance, what are you waiting for? It has been referred to as one of the most gripping experiences you can have while stuck at home, so it’s sure to be as good as playing the online pokies we have to offer at All Jackpots Casino!
But what exactly is it? The Last Dance focuses on the 1997 – 1998 season of the Chicago Bulls. Or more specifically, the last season that legendary player Michael Jordan spent with the team. He, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, in the present day, explain in interviews what occurred during that year.
If you haven’t already guessed, the stories are outrageous, bordering on insane. The phrase ‘sex, drugs and rock n’ roll’ applies here, made all the more shocking coming from the mouths of legendary athletes.
Let’s take a closer look.
Dennis Enters The Building
First, you might already have dismissed the series, thinking that you’re not a basketball fan, so why would it be interesting?
Yes, the series certainly has special appeal for basketball fans. But the fact of the matter is that the sports angle is only a small part of what is covered. One of the most infamous moments of the series, occurring in episode 3, is based around eccentric legend Dennis Rodman. Yes, the same man that is infamous for having struck up a friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Rodman explains that that he seriously needed a break, but Bull’s coach at the time, Peter Jackson, was hesitant to let him go. Eventually an agreement was reached that Rodman could go to Vegas, but only for a strict 48-hour period. So, Rodman and girlfriend at the time Carmen Electra headed off to Sin City.
48 hours passed, and Rodman did not return. Eventually, desperate and out of options, Jackson sent Michael Jordan to Vegas on a mission to bring Rodman back. It turns out that Rodman had simply started partying and never stopped. 48 hours had come and gone in an instant.
According to Electra, dating Rodman was an occupational hazard, given his outrageously wild lifestyle.
Shenanigans and Basketball
But as far as outrageous goes, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Electra also recalls a time when she and Rodman snuck into the Bull’s practice facility.
The two helped themselves to treats from the fridge, and engaged in shenanigans. Obviously on the court.
Jordan meanwhile revealed a few details about the Bulls that are a bit less humorous. In one interview, he doesn’t deny that the team was akin to a party-like traveling circus.
Although he insists that he himself never indulged, he recalls arriving at a party only to find the entire team indulging in what one could only describe as “a typical Rock-star type scenario”.
He again insists that he didn’t participate and left the party – a move that more or less resulted in the entire rest of the team shunning him.
Saved From Suicide
Perhaps one of the most powerful moments of the series reveals how Rodman was on the verge of suicide, and literally fell asleep in his car with a gun in his hand while contemplating ending it all. It was only dating pop icon Madonna that saved his life.
According to Rodman, a talk from Madonna changed his entire outlook on life, including his career. She explained to him that he did not have to be who the world wanted him to be, and the realisation that this was the truth drastically altered where he thought he was headed in life. If it were not for her, Rodman concludes, things may have gone very differently in his earlier years.
Available Now On Netflix
It is certainly a good time for documentary series on Netflix. Tiger King took the world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most watched series the streaming service has to offer. Now The Last Dance is also quickly becoming a smash hit.
Both Tiger King and The Last Dance are available now for Netflix subscribers and it’s safe to say that the streaming service has cemented its reputation for delivering the most intriguing often-out-there content.