Ofman: Cutting Into 'The Last Dance,' A Magical Era

George Ofman
May 14, 2020 - 4:30 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- May I have this Last Dance? Why, certainly. Can you do the six-title shuffle?
 
What an extraordinary and satisfying trip down memory lane the ESPN docu-series “The Last Dance” has provided to people turned inside out by the coronavirus.

I covered a number of Bulls games starring Michael Jordan, from the day he set foot in Chicago through the lean years, the deflating ones against the Pistons and then those six glorious titles with an interruption called baseball. I chronicled Jordan’s insatiable appetite to win while he defied, at times, human nature with his trapeze-like performances. It was theatre in the rectangle with more than 20,000 other gawkers.
    
During the last five weeks I had a chance to talk to a number of people who were closely involved with the championship Bulls of the '90s and that fabled last season. Each and every one of them was patient, passionate, honest and willing to share some captivating stories.  

My humble thanks to Randy Brown; Dickie Simpkins; Tom Dore; Sam Smith; Will Perdue; Bill Melton; Terry Francona; Kirk Champion; Mike Barnett; Scott Burrell; Bob Costas and Bill Wennington. 

The documentary concludes this weekend.