ESPN aired the first two episodes of the Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance, and Duke basketball fans should enjoy the ten-part series instead of holding Jordan’s North Carolina grudge against him.
Wherever you stand on the ‘Greatest of All-Time’ debate, there’s no questioning that Michael Jordan is certainly one of the best.
ESPN pushed up its latest documentary, The Last Dance, which highlights the career of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
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As the first two episodes aired, there were Duke fans that were very vocal on social media that Jordan wasn’t the ‘GOAT’ or that they wouldn’t watch the documentary because Jordan played for North Carolina.
The passionate hate for the Tar Heels is great, but Blue Devils should not hold this extremely well put together series against Jordan just because he played in Chapel Hill for a handful of seasons.
However, in the three years that Michael Jordan was at North Carolina, let’s be honest, Duke wasn’t very good in two of those seasons.
The Blue Devils were 10-17 and 11-17 in those first two years before turning it around in Jordan’s last collegiate year with a 24-10 record.
Jordan also laid a beatdown on Duke in college, leaving with a 6-1 record, but Blue Devil fans can take solace in that fact that Mike Krzyzewski‘s team came away with a 77-75 victory over Jordan and the Heels in the final meeting the two would have in the 1984 ACC Tournament.
An NCAA Champion in Duke’s 10-17 season, Michael Jordan was never able to cut down another net in his North Carolina career before being the No. 3 overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
There are still four more Sundays to go, in which two episodes will be released, and Duke fans should tune in eagerly as the documentary gives an inside look at the functions, and dysfunction, of an iconic NBA franchise in one of the best time period’s of the league.