What I Took Away From “The Last Dance” and Michael Jordan
Well, this past month has really been one for fans of Michael Jordan. ESPN did a phenomenal job with The Last Dance, about the Chicago Bulls' last reign with Michael Jordan, which highlighted the last years of the ultimate team for basketball. This roster included Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and, of course, the coach of all coaches, Phil Jackson.
I am sure that most of you have seen it by now. However, for me, after watching the documentary, it gave me a little more insight about the inner workings of MJ. Now many will have the opinion that Michael is a tyrant, a narcissist, a bully, and maybe even a primadonna. What I saw was someone who had a love for the sport of basketball and was going to do everything in his power to win. He was also the leader most people need to win, even when they might not want to admit it.
I have a newfound respect for Michael Jordan. While I have never met him in person or been to a Bulls game, when I finished watching The Last Dance, it made me want to see more and even find out a little more about his personal life. There are not many people who can retire from a sport twice and return still on top of their game. I took the importance of working together as a team and really rallying around those during their time of need. It showed a family and camaraderie that exudes dedication and reliability on one another.
The Last Dance showed the upsides to winning, but it also showed the downsides of losing. I have reprogrammed my thought pattern when it comes to the way I handle things and how I can continue to build a platform of trust for my team so I can lead them to victory by working well with them and teaching them as much as I can. I will admit that I am not a sports fan, but I didn't have to be to enjoy and watch this documentary. I would highly recommend that this be watched so that you can learn more about Michael Jordan and also find out more about yourself.