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For the previous few weeks, ESPN’s The Last Dance, has been entertaining sports activities followers by diving into the Chicago Bulls championship run in the course of the 1997-1998 NBA season. The docuseries has additionally taken the time to weave different NBA greats into the narrative as effectively. One in every of tonight’s episodes will closely characteristic late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who had a particular relationship with Michael Jordan. This installment shall be emotional to say the least and, in keeping with Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant followers shall be happy with it.
Magic Johnson, like many people, has been having fun with The Last Dance and is wanting ahead to ending it out, but he’s significantly excited to look at the fifth chapter. Though Johnson opted in opposition to a sneak peek, he believes that followers of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are going to get a variety of the episode:
It’s going to imply so much to lots of people, particularly [in Los Angeles], and it’s going to imply so much to Kobe followers. They’re going to want this. No person is previous what occurred. It would imply one thing to them and all of us who’re Kobe followers and Lakers followers.
As most know, Bryant died earlier this 12 months alongside along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and 7 others had been killed in a helicopter crash. The first trailer for The Last Dance confirmed that Bryant was interviewed for the sequence and, with the challenge having begun manufacturing a couple of years in the past, we will undoubtedly assume that Bryant accomplished his interview phase.
Kobe Bryant additionally gained’t be the one interviewee to look in The Last Dance posthumously. Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died of a mind hemorrhage earlier this 12 months, can be set to look within the docuseries.
The world was shaken by the demise of Kobe Bryant and, months later, many sports activities followers are nonetheless grappling with the fact that the longer term Corridor of Famer is gone. With this, many are seemingly each excited and dreading really seeing him on display screen as a result of these emotions coming again to the floor.
It’s positive to be a bittersweet expertise, however Magic Johnson’s feedback to The LA Occasions ought to nonetheless get Laker followers excited for tonight. Kobe Bryant could now not be with us, however you may make certain that the crew of The Last Dance has accomplished what they will to correctly honor his reminiscence. This may embrace a tribute to Bryant that’s set to air proper earlier than the fifth episode.
Basketball followers know that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant shared a bond each as opponents and males, and it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how The Last Dance paints an image of that connection. Let’s hope we nonetheless get to listen to some trash speak as effectively.
The Last Dance airs Sundays on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST, and the docuseries may also be obtainable to stream on Netflix this summer time.