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6 Epic Sporting Stories That Deserve The Last Dance Treatment

Unforgettable sporting tales that belong on TV...

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Netflix and ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ has been one of the year’s biggest television highlights so far, engaging basketball and non-basketball fans alike with its parallel showcase of both the final chapter in the Chicago Bulls second NBA ‘three-peat’ in 1998 and the path that led them there, beginning with their drafting of Michael Jordan in 1984.

Jordan takes centre stage across the series’ ten episodes, with his career on the court and his life off of it, including topics such as his brief baseball career, his gambling problems and the tragic murder of his father, covered in great detail with footage, interviews and insight from a variety of personalities. These range from legends of the game such as Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to two former presidents in the form of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

The series hasn’t been without controversy, as the centricity on Jordan at the expense of the rest of the team and his creative control over its content has aggrieved several of his former teammates, even those who appear extensively throughout the series such as Scottie Pippen.

Regardless of this, however, the series has proved to be a huge hit, scoring sizable viewing figures and siting in the 90s on both Metacritic and RottenTomatoes. A sequel of sorts focused on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots has been mooted, but here are some more European-focused sporting stories we’d love to see shared with the world.

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