When AFL Identities Compare Themselves to Michael Jordan & The Last Dance

There’s no doubting that The Last Dance and the story of Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls was compelling viewing.

The documentary gave us an insight into one of the greatest teams to ever grace the court and of course a rare interview with the GOAT – Jordan.

Every Monday we waited in high-anticipation for the new episodes to drop on Netflix.

We didn’t have any live sport – but we had The Last Dance.

However, it’s time we need to address something.

And if you are an AFL commentator, player or official reading this you need to get this message loud and clear.


There is no comparison.

Jordan doesn’t know you.

He doesn’t care about you.

You are unique in your own unique and special way.

You do not need to compare yourself to Michael Jordan and/or find a link with him or the Bulls.

I’m looking at you, Bec Judd

Yeah, nah

Yo, Scott Pendlebury, just because you’ve got a basketball background that does not mean you resemble anything close to the GOAT.

Recent research has discovered that Collingwood’s Scott Pendlebury has a basketball background.

Memo to Luke Beverage: Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won six championships in eight years, your football club has won two premierships in 66 years. Perspective.

Did anyone think the Bulls ever said “We are the Western Bulldogs of the NBA“?

SPOILER ALERT: AFL legends took the exact same thing the general public did from watching The Last Dance.
The Bulls were a great team and it has nothing to do with the AFL.

Desperate times, desperate measures.

Given Freo’s trophy cabinet is nothing like the Chicago Bulls, the international junket wasn’t worth it.

The closest to greatness the Dockers ever got.

Did anyone even make the effort to ask Michael Jordan what he thought about Warren Tredrea’s views on media access in the AFL?

Tredding a fine line.

“AFL Star” and Michael Jordan is a bit of a stretch, there was only one star in this encounter.

Jordan could buy the Gold Coast Suns and the AFL x30 times over.

Please, make it stop already

There was no power stance or weird pre-season camps at the Chicago Bulls back in Jordan’s day

Seriously, this is getting out of hand.

More like Scottie Pippen is the James Sicilly of the NBA.

Kane Cornes, AFL Club and the GOAT – The Holy Trinity/Trifecta of Jordan comparisons.

Boy oh boy.

I think I’m going to be sick.

Have the ESPN AU crew not seen “Year of the Dogs”?

“He (Jordan) was stoked to meet me given I played for Melbourne” – Jeff White

Jordan plays Golf with lots of people.

Yeah, there’s no doubt that Jordan has been hanging around the whole time for Eddie McGuire to weigh-in on this one.

“E – No one cares” – Lock that in Eddie

For the love of all good things that are decent in this world, I beg of AFL people to stop comparing themselves to Micheal Jordan.

As the GOAT said…

Bring on the actual footy returning on Thursday night.

…do you reckon MJ is going to watch it?