Unreleased Footage From The Last Dance Shows Jordan Explaining His Motivation To Win 6th Ring To The Late, Great Stuart Scott

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Unreleased Footage From The Last Dance Shows Jordan Explaining His Motivation To Win 6th Ring To The Late, Great Stuart Scott

 

Netflix and ESPN’s joint production ‘The Last Dance’, a 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls was a huge success.

The award winning miniseries didn’t leave too many questions about Michael Jordan and Bulls’ six championships unanswered, even though they didn’t air all of the footage.

ESPN now released some previously unreleased footage from The Last Dance. A Michael Jordan interview with the late, great Stuart Scott about the significance of winning the 1998 championship.

 

“You set your own expectations. You live up to those. Your expectations are gonna be geared toward what people feel you can accomplish. Sure, everybody’s saying this is Utah’s year. Best record, they’ve got home-court advantage. … Yeah, that’s motivation. If it’s not, then you certainly need to look in the mirror.

But that’s a sense of motivation. You’ve gotta have some inner motivation, too. You want to be successful. It’s a long season that you started off trying to end the season with a win. That should never deteriorate, but other things come in with the same type of intensity in terms of motivation.”

 

When Scott then asked Jordan how things would be if they hadn’t won the sixth championship, Michael Jordan revealed that it would not have been a wasted season nonetheless.

 

No. The things that we’ve accomplished cannot be refuted at all, and a loss doesn’t erase it all. We end the season with a win, then we make sure that our objectives are met in the course of the year. “If it so happens, and it’s not meant to be that way, we don’t look at the season saying, ‘Well, that was a wasted season.’”

 

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