I am loving The Last Dance. I grew up with a father who was really big into Chicago sports and its enthusiasm was infectious. I ended up loving the Bulls, Cubs and Bears. I have many memories of my dad sitting in the kitchen watching TV and yelling at the players, whether it be the Bears, Bulls or Cubs. He passed last year, so watching this has been a feeling of mixed emotions, it just brings me back to those years when I was home and I get both sad and happy. And even though I know how the games ended, watching the replays gives me the same butterflies as we did when watching them live all those years ago (and I had to watch every single game due to my dad because he took over the big TV). Due to the cost and popularity of the tickets at the time, I only went to one Bulls game when MJ played and he was AMAZING to watch. Due to him, the Bulls won after three overtimes, it was just such an awesome game and I'll never forget it. I'm so happy my dad was able to see the Bears, Bulls and Cubs all win championships in his lifetime.
Having said that, a local Chicago sportscaster brought up that MJ seems to have problems letting go of grudges and is still pretty angry about situations after all these years. And he's right. MJ really does/did seems to focus on the small stuff, but I guess that's why he was great, he was able to internalize all of it and use it.
And man, seeing all the Bulls players in their 50s and 60s, wow, just makes me feel old. I remember them in their prime from watching them on TV and loving the Bulls. It was a shock to see MJ's appearance as well with the bloodshot eyes.
Oh and it's John Paxson, not Bill Paxson. Just had to clear that up.