ESPN's The Last Dance presented unprecedented footage of the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls and their quest to repeat the three-peat. The 10-part documentary highlighted the career of Michael Jordan and how he was able to turn the Chicago Bulls into a juggernaut and the NBA into a worldwide phenomenon.
The series also helped re-ignite the famous Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James debate, which will likely never actually die.
Seth Rollins watched the series and had the following takeaway regarding the difference in coverage between Jordan and LeBron.
"Those guys benefited from having that level of privacy," said Rollins on WWE After The Bell. "I think it's so much better for celebrity, that level of privacy. There aren't too many guys out there today, actors or athletes, who are super private. There's an aura about Michael Jordan. Say what you will about LeBron James, who is easily the most talented and influential athlete of our generation, but he doesn't have the same aura, the same mystique about him. He's not an enigma. If you sat LeBron down in a decade and did interviews, you might get some good stories, but all this stuff they're talking about (on The Last Dance) was all stuff the public didn't know about for decades because there wasn't so much social media. Every single day wasn't a new piece of news about Michael Jordan that was able to be corroborated and filmed and put on a TikTok. It was a different era for stars."
Rollins famously wore Chicago Bulls gear at Survivor Series 2019, which took place in Rosemont, Illinois.
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