With Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo locked in on The Last Dance, what lessons can he learn from Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls?
Even as the NBA works to form plans that could lead to the resumption of the current season, there’s no question as to what’s dominating the attention and discussion among both players and fans.
Of course, I’m referring to The Last Dance, the ESPN documentary series focused on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ historic run through the 1990s.
From the opening episodes, it’s been clear that multiple Bucks players, including MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, have been thoroughly engaged with the exploits of Jordan and Co. on Sunday nights, but even more detail has started to trickle out about the Bucks’ relationship to the series.
ESPN’s Eric Woodyard wrote about the various Bucks’ opinions and reactions to the series so far, talking to Antetokounmpo, George Hill, and Marvin Williams, along with head coach Mike Budenholzer and general manager Jon Horst.
Giannis has also looked to take the discussion more directly to his fans, asking for others’ takeaways from The Last Dance, along with sharing his own biggest one so far.
That begs the question: what are the lessons that Antetokounmpo should be taking from this all-access look at Jordan and one of the NBA’s greatest ever teams?
Let’s take a closer look at three elements that would certainly be worth the MVP’s time to take on board.