Another look at a documentary review posted in 2020.
If you haven’t seen this ESPN documentary on Netflix it is extraordinary. Basically, the series of episodes are about a man who was larger than life. At 6 ft. 6, in incredible physical condition, Michael Jordan could beat the defensive player a multitude of ways, particularly under the pressure of the playoffs. He could out maneuver him on the boards, leap to greater heights and change the trajectory of his layups as if floating in mid-air. He could also hit from downtown when that outside shot was the only one available. It was all done with steel will and Hemingway’s “grace under pressure.”
In its breadth the multipart series is about what it took to form an almost unbelievable dynasty in the 90s. Scotty Pippen had to take some of the defense’s concentration off Michael. The unusual Dennis Rodman had to shut down the boards for Chicago, making the rebound…
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