Greg Hausler ‘20
On Sunday night ESPN aired the first two episodes in its ten-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls’ last title season titled The Last Dance. Like anything Jordan is involved in, the documentary has been met with mass acclaim and been a welcome sight for all of us who miss sports so dearly. While sports pundits and opinionists are known for their grounded and factual takes like Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Stephen A. Smith, and Max “I wish I was Skip” Kellerman have seen the documentary as means to reinitiate the perpetual debate over whether the true “GOAT” is Michael Jordan or LeBron James, others have seen this television spectacle as a threat to their title as the greatest basketball player of all time. By others, I mean LeBron James. Per usual the groundbreaking journalists at the Eggplant have been able to get some scoops into LeBron’s planned documentary about himself in his last season in 2025 titled LeLast Dance.
The film will be directed by Eric Goode known for his work in Tiger King and will be modeled after the format of The Godfather Part II. It will follow James’ upbringing just as the Godfather did Vito Corleone while simultaneously chronicling James’ last season as a professional player while he plays besides his son Bronny. While The Last Dance was able to interview former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, it is safe to assume that Donald Trump will not provide the same reverence to James. However, Trump has pledged to live-tweet the event in protest of the NBA’s legend 2017 tweet at him calling him a “bum”. Due to the constant threat of being traded by LeBron, many teammates declined to participate, however those slated to appear include James’ former teammates Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Anderson Varejao, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The directors tried getting in touch with Kyrie Irving but he was busy meditating in the Himalayas. Topics that will be touched upon are Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter to the city of Cleveland, LeBron’s growing addiction to wine, his invention of the phrase Taco Tuesday, and his famous Zero Dark 30-23 protocol come playoff time. For more on this documentary and the GOAT debate tune into ESPN at any moment of the day.