The Last Dance may have aired earlier this year, but sports fans and casual viewers alike are still buzzing about it. The ‘90s-centric docuseries was meant to examine the final championship run of the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls, and the final product was a sight to behold. Despite nearly unanimous praise from critics and fans, the show did garner mixed reviews from former players. Current NBA coach and former Bulls sharpshooter Steve Kerr has had mostly positive thoughts on The Last Dance, but he did recently admit that he found one aspect to be somewhat embarrassing:
Steve Kerr’s comments on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered are probably some of the humblest critiques The Last Dance has received thus far. It sounds like the championship-winning player and coach believes others deserved more time to shine. He does make a fair point, as both Ron Harper and Luc Longley should’ve been featured more prominently. As Kerr says, the two were integral parts of that team. Still, the NBA vet should give definitely give himself more credit, as he hit his fair share of big shots during his tenure with the Bulls, including a championship-clinching dagger.
Although Kerr doesn’t see too many negatives within The Last Dance (aside from his physical appearance during his interview), he did reveal that there is something he takes issue with. Like a number of Bulls players, he didn’t care for the way Scottie Pippen was portrayed and questioned why the filmmakers opted to go the route that they did with the Hall of Famer:
There were a number of fans and sports analysts who argued that The Last Dance portrayed Pippen as somewhat selfish, especially when it covered his decision to delay an off-season surgery. This led many to wonder what the former player thought about the doc. While it was initially reported that he was displeased with his depiction, Pippen would later say that he was fine with the show.
Like any documentary, The Last Dance isn’t perfect, and there are a few areas in which it could have been improved. Still, even with its flaws, it’s hard to deny its merits and the intricate discussions it creates. And it’s also great to hear former players like Kerr chime in with their honest opinions of it.
The Last Dance is currently available to stream on Netflix.
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