Former professional basketball player Michael Jordan is one of the most famous athletes in the world but his daughter Jasmine didn’t really understand why he was such a big deal.
Thanks to “The Last Dance”, a 10-part TV documentary which debuted on ESPN in March and April 2020, Michael Jordan is getting more attention from sports lovers including the younger generation who didn’t know how much of a legend he was.
Jordan’s oldest daughter, Jasmine has been watching the show and in an interview with Associated Press, she admitted that she is learning some new things about her father and she has been calling her him to corroborate some of the stories.
“I’m harassing him. He’s probably tired of me texting him. I think my brothers and I are doing it, probably alongside all his friends. But for me, it’s like, hey, as I said, I was super young so I’m really taking this in as a fan. And I’m also trying to corroborate all those stories you were telling me all those years.
“Trying to make sure you weren’t just fabricating and making it bigger than what it was. I’m definitely texting him nonstop. I think there hasn’t been an episode, a Sunday where I haven’t been like, ‘This happened-let me know your thoughts.’”
The twenty-seven-year-old also claimed that as a child, she had no idea why her dad was so famous and had to resort to Google searches to find out.
“When I was a child, and growing up during the time, I didn’t really understand what was happening because I was so young, and it just didn’t really resonate until I got older. I laugh because I actually Googled my dad at one point just to figure it out. I was like why is everyone so intrigued by you, you’re just dad, you’re not that cool. But lo and behold, he was kind of a big deal. So it’s definitely something that’s been eye-opening.”
“The Last Dance” revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season, of which it features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Chicago Bulls. It features interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson