After watching “The Last Dance,” the Charlotte Hornets’ starting guards learned a lot from Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Many fans have gained a new respect for Michael Jordan after watching ESPN’s recent documentary, “The Last Dance.” One Charlotte Hornets player even learned a lot that he never knew about Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Many players were too young to watch Jordan when he played, but Terry Rozier told Bleacher Report that he learned a lot that he did not know. Rozier even went on to say that he never knew that the Bulls won three straight championships.
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Rozier continued by saying, “I’m just being honest… To do things like that in this league, you have to be super special.” Rozier said that watching the documentary and learning about Jordan’s mentality could give a viewer chills.
Rozier concluded by saying that playing for Jordan was huge. He said, “I take that as he likes my competitive drive. He sees something in me.” Rozier also said that playing for Jordan makes him want to get better.
Moreover, many players had similar things to say about Jordan following the documentary. Devonte’ Graham even said, “I hear all the stories, and you see the films and the clips and things like that, but you actually watched The Last Dance, it kind of put it in perspective to why he is who he is.” Graham views him as the greatest.
Rozier and Graham both had career years this season for the Hornets. Rozier closed the 2019-20 season by averaging 18.0 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. Graham finished his second season by averaging 18.2 points (team’s leading scorer) and 7.5 assists per game.
As these players continue to wait to show what they’ve learned over the hiatus, there is good news that the Charlotte Hornets could participate in a smaller Summer League type of environment.
The team has been out of action since March 11th due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fans are eager to see their young players play. It’ll be interesting to see how “The Last Dance” motivated the Hornets.