Jalen & Jacoby - The Aftershow
ESPN's Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss each episode of the ten-part documentary series, The Last Dance with Director Jason Hehir, featuring insight from the production process and reflections on the 1997-98 Bulls NBA championship run- their sixth title in eight years, and what would be Michael Jordan's last season in Chicago.
Al Davis vs. the NFL: 2/4/21
Jalen & Jacoby sit down with director Ken Rogers to discuss the latest 30 for 30 film, Al Davis vs the NFL. The guys dive into the tumultuous relationship between Davis and then-NFL-commissioner Pete Rozelle, how this battle changed the NFL as we know it and the bold decision to use "deep fakes" for both main characters.
Long Gone Summer (McGwire & Sosa's 1998 Home Run Chase): 6/14/20
Jalen & Jacoby discuss Long Gone Summer, a 30 for 30 documentary about the 1998 homerun race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, with director AJ Schnack. They break down McGwire's steroid usage, the lack of evidence surrounding Sosa's steroid use, why Sammy Sosa and the Cubs have yet to reconcile their relationship, what else is left for both McGwire and Sosa and preview the upcoming season of the new 30 for 30 podcast, 'Heavy Medals: Inside the Karolyi Gymnastic Empire.'
Be Water - The Life and Legacy of Bruce Lee: 6/7/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Be Water, a 30 for 30 documentary about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee, with director B£o NguyÅn. They discuss Lee's involvement in fighting against social injustice and how he bridged that divide with martial arts, as well as his close relationship with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Lance - Part 2 (Hero, Antihero or Villain): 5/29/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into part two of 'Lance' with director Marina Zenovich and discuss why it's difficult to decide if Lance Armstrong is a hero, antihero or villain and what to make of his hate for Floyd Landis. Plus, the guys share their excitement for Be Water, next week's documentary about the life and legacy of Bruce Lee.
Lance - Part 1 (Early Relationship With Cheating, Father Figure, Fortune & Fame): 5/22/20
Jalen & Jacoby: The Aftershow continues with part one of Lance, a two-part documentary breaking down the rise and fall of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The guys dive into Lance's early relationship with the cheating, what role his step-father played in making him a great athlete (spoiler alert: the guys don't believe his step-father), how he handled fame and money at such a young age and his bout with stage four testicular cancer.
Episode Ten - Timelines, Rodman's Practice, The Shot, Saying Goodbye: 5/17/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Ten of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the Bulls incredible trust in Dennis Rodman, what it was like to play in a hostile environment against the Jazz, the attention of detail that has gone into making this documentary and closing out the story of Michael Jordan and the '98 Chicago Bulls.
Episode Nine - Flu Game, Kerr's Story, Jalen's Reflection: 5/17/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Nine of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the powerful story of Steve Kerr and his relationship with Michael Jordan, Jacoby loses his mind over pizza that caused "the flu game," and Jalen's reflection on his series against Jordan.
Episode 8 - BJ Armstrong, Changing Numbers, and Jordan's Best Friend: 5/10/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Eight of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss BJ Armstrong's impact on Michael Jordan in the '98 playoffs, changing numbers from 23 to 45 and back to 23, Jordan's use of disrespect for motivation and his learning more about his best friend George.
Episode Seven - Walking Away, Baseball Journey, and Family Tragedy: 5/10/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Seven of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's decision to walk away from the game, how the media unfairly handled Michael's father's murder, his journey into baseball and what finally brought him back to the Chicago Bulls.
Episode Six - The Jordan Rules, Gambling & The Knicks: 5/3/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Six of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the impact of Sam Smith's 'The Jordan Rules' on the team, if Jordan's gambling ever became a problem, and their 7-game series against Pat Riley's Knicks.
Episode Five - Kobe vs. Michael, Dream Team & Why Jordan Chose Nike: 5/3/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Five of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's final all-star game at Madison Square Garden and why his focus was on Kobe, why Isiah Thomas wouldn't have made the Dream Team anyways, and diving into Jordan's decision to go with Nike.
Episode Four - Rodman's Return, Tracking Down Phil Jackson & Magic's Embrace: 4/26/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Four of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss Jordan's hotel room conversation that brought Dennis Rodman back to the Bulls, what it was like tracking down Phil Jackson for this series and the amazing story of Magic and Jordan embracing after Jordan's first championship.
Episode Three - Rodman's Story and the Return of Pippen : 4/26/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Three of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss why they decided to dive into the story of Dennis Rodman with this episode, why the return of Scottie Pippen to the Bulls lineup affected Rodman so much and how they chose the soundtrack for this episode.
Episode Two - Scottie's Story, Punishments and the '85 Celtics: 4/19/20
Jalen & Jacoby dive into Episode Two of The Last Dance with director Jason Hehir and discuss the decision to start episode two focused on Scottie Pippen and not Michael Jordan, how each player punished the Chicago Bulls in their own way, and the career-changing importance of Jordan's playoff series against the 1985 Boston Celtics.
Episode One - Debut Episode, Jordan's Relationship with Krause: 4/19/20
On the debut episode of Jalen & Jacoby: Aftershow, the guys talk with Jason Hehir, director of The Last Dance. This 10-part documentary chronicles Michael Jordan and the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls' fight to win a 6th NBA Championship. They dive into the turmoil that was Jerry Krause, what it was like to work so closely with Michael Jordan and what we can expect for the rest of this series.
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