Two years ago, NBA fans crowded around their televisions and laptops for nearly a month of Sundays to watch an epic documentary series known simply as The last Dance.
The 10-episode saga chronicles the iconic 1997-1998 season in which the Bulls won the title, the last hurrah for the legendary 1990s Chicago dynasty led by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and, later, Dennis Rodman under the direction of coach Phil Jackson. Loads of memorable archival footage combined with an all-time cast of interviews, including the Big 4 themselves, sparked hours of dialogue and countless trips down memory lane for viewers of all ages that still continue to this day. today.
The booming success of The last Dance it also inspired some fans to wonder which NBA dynasty might be next in line for an exclusive behind-the-scenes dive into a chapter of their history. While it remains to be seen which team that might be, some members of one of the more obvious choices already sound on board with a TLDs-own doc style.
warrior stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and coach Steve Kerr recently shared their thoughts on the possibility while speaking on the red carpet at the 2022 Sports IllustratedSportsman of the Year Awards. Green and Kerr were on hand to support Curry, this year’s winner of the honor, in San Francisco, where the future Hall of Famers were quite candid when asked if they would ever make a Last Dancedocumentary in the style of his team.
“Maybe,” Curry said with a smile after casting a curious look at the offscreen interviewer.
“I would love it and I think it would be amazing,” Green said. “I’m sure there are plenty of images.”
“Looks like we’ve already done that, there’s a lot of access on our team.” said a smiling Kerr, a 16-year-old guard who played for the Bulls from 1993 to 1998 and appeared on The Last Dance.
Clearly, Curry, Green and Kerr seem to have at least a measure of curiosity in the idea, though one has to wonder how the conversation would go if Golden State’s missing Big 3 third in Klay Thompson was added to the equation.
Of the handful of teams that have won titles since the 1998 season, the Warriors stand out, by far, as one of the most intriguing franchises for a future in-depth documentary series.
Since Kerr became the Warriors’ coach in 2014, the club has appeared in six NBA Finals in the past eight seasons, winning four rings in that span (’15, ’17, ’18, ’22). The fourth title came last season in a memorable six-game win over the Celtics, a streak that gave Curry, Thompson and Green the most NBA Finals wins by a trio in NBA history (21 ) in the last 50 years, surpassing the Spurs. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker (19).
All told, Golden State posted a 429-200 regular-season record in that span, including the legendary 73-9 run in 2015-16, and went 93-34 in the playoffs. Not to mention, his last championship came after a horrifying injury-plagued two-year stretch that saw Thompson miss two seasons with a torn ACL and Achilles tendon.
Needless to say, if that’s enough to secure future docuseries, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better alternative.