It’s been more than 20 years since Michael Jordan climbed to the top of the basketball world and won his first NBA Championship. Now a new DVD chronicles the Bulls’ 1991 playoff journey to the title.
The documentary features candid interviews with Jordan, Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen as they discuss what finally got them over the hump.
The film gives great insights into the famous ‘triangle offence’ and how Phil Jackson got his players to believe that they could win it all, in the face of unprecedented media scrutiny. Just as LeBron James has in recent years had to prove himself to the critics, 22 years ago the same questions were being asked about Jordan’s ability to win the big one.
The film really picks up when the Bulls advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Detroit Pistons, who’d ended Chicago’s previous three post-seasons. We get heart felt accounts about the series from Jordan and Pippen who discuss their pain over previous defeats to the Pistons and how they were determined not to let it happen again. Jordan was at his brilliant best in the series and you could tell he was not going to allow his team to come up short again.
The Finals matchup is built like a heavyweight boxing contest. In one corner, Jordan’s Bulls. In the other, Magic Johnson’s Lakers. It was the Finals contest that everyone wanted to see and it didn’t disappoint.
It was a historic time in the NBA – with the official passing of the torch from one NBA era to another. But make no mistake Magic – wasn’t going to give it up without a fight!
The most touching moment of the film comes as Michael breaks down after finally winning the title – a clear demonstration of just how much it meant to him.
In addition to the main documentary, there are a tonne of brilliant DVD extras that will have you watch time and time again.
This film is a celebration of the best at his best. Aand as we all know it was not 4, not 5 but the start of 6.
You can buy the DVD from Cleavision for £10.99.
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