The Last Dance is exactly the content we.. ok, I need right now. Classic basketball documentaries and books are my catnip. I just can’t stay away. That being said, I do have a few problems with it. In episode four of The Last Dance, the filmmakers covered the Bad Boy Pistons and their rivalry with the Bulls. They interviewed the likes of Bill Laimbeer, Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and even John Salley to gain their perspective of the battles they had in the lates 80s and into the 90s. Their was one glaring omission, though. A Hall of Fame two-guard who was a Finals MVP, 6-time All-Star, 3-time All-NBA, and 5-time All-Defense… Joe Dumars. They didn’t mention him in the doc and they didn’t even interview him. It just didn’t make sense to me because he was such a huge part of the Pistons success. I don’t have any clue if he declined to be in the doc, but it did stand out to me. My other nitpick is about Episode 5. If you’ve seen the 30 for 30 ESPN did about the Dream Team, then is was all repeated footage. I thought maybe they’d have had something new to tell about it but it was pretty much the same. To only have those two nitpicks after six episodes shows just how entertaining the doc has been.
It’s been two months since the NBA shut down and we’ve all been doing other things. What’s everyone up to? Please send recommendations my direction and I’ll give you a few too. My first recommendation is spend time with your family. This is your time to enjoy them. After you’ve done that, you should watch Dave on Hulu. It’s a breath of fresh air and the humor is right up my alley. It’s a funny show, but it’s real too. It’ll make you laugh and at a few points, it’ll even make you cry. It’s unexpected and refreshing. My wife and I also started watching Hollywood on Netflix. I’m three episodes in and it could be our new show. It’s a dark look into Hollywood in the 50s. If you’re not ready for something new, the two shows I’m always watching and re-watching are Mad Men and The Office. You can never go wrong with those two.
Stay safe out there, love your families, and have a good week.