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The Last Dance Episode I

   2020    Culture
Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history, with particular focus on his last season with the team. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, and Phil Jackson.
The first episode flashbacks Michael Jordan's college and early NBA days. In the The 1997-98 season, the Bulls make a preseason trip to Paris amid tensions with general manager Jerry Krause.
Series: The Last Dance

The Dream Team

   2012    Culture
Many consider it the greatest team ever assembled, in any sport. Yet even that description fails to give it proper credit for its impact. The original the Dream Team, the first U.S. Olympic team to include NBA stars was a phenomenon on and off the court. It mattered not that it dominated the Olympic competition. It won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, beating its eight opponents by an average of 44 points. What was important was that the Dream Team, gave fans a glimpse of basketball at its finest, and an entire world responded. The film is the definitive documentary of the historic 1992 USA Basketball team, featuring recent interviews with all 12 members, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley. Includes rare footage from USA Basketball's film library, and the untold story behind what has become part of basketball legend. Since 1992, basketball has exploded in popularity around the globe, rising to a place where it truly challenges soccer's status as the world's most popular sport. Much of that is due to the impact of the Dream Team, which attracted fans and followers wherever it went. "It was," said Coach Chuck Daly, "like Elvis and the Beatles put together. Traveling with the Dream Team was like traveling with 12 rock stars. That's all I can compare it to." And what a band it was. Start with three of the game's all-time greats: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Add the irrepressible Charles Barkley for a little spice, as well as seven more NBA All-Stars: centers David Robinson and Patrick Ewing, power forward Karl Malone, swingmen Scottie Pippen, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler and point guard John Stockton. Complete the roster with Christian Laettner, the best college player of 1991-92 and a future NBA All-Star. Opponents didn't have a chance, but they didn't care.

The Last Dance Episode II

   2020    Culture
We will see in this episode how Scottie Pippen rises from obscurity to become one of the NBA's best players. Also how an injury early in Michael Jordan's career sows distrust with Chicago Bulls management. Scottie Pippen took an unusual path to the NBA, growing into a star at Central Arkansas. Pippen earns the trust of Jordan and finds the perfect role as an elite wing defender and playmaker, but his frustration with management over his contract leads to a trade demand in 1997.
Series: The Last Dance

The Last Dance Episode III

   2020    Culture
Yep, the Dennis Rodman episode. The eccentric forward shows his worth on the floor while stirring up drama away from it, including a wild midseason trip to Las Vegas. Rodman's attitude and energy help the team win.
The Bulls struggle to push past the 'Bad Boy' Pistons, losing to Detroit in the 1988, 1989 and 1990 playoffs. There is no love lost between the Eastern Conference rivals.
Series: The Last Dance

The Last Dance Episode VII

   2020    Culture
Crushed by the death of his father, a mentally exhausted Michael Jordan retires in 1993 - to play baseball. The Chicago Bulls move on with Scottie Pippen in the lead role. In 1998, Jerry Krause confirms this will be Phil Jackson's last year as the coach of the Bulls.
Series: The Last Dance
Long Way Up
Long Way Up

   2020    Culture
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
The Mind Explained
The Mind Explained

   2019    Medicine
Wild South America
Wild South America

   2005    Nature
Power of Art
Power of Art

   2006    Art
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
The Story of Science
The Story of Science

   2010    History
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture