By Rachel Epstein published
The only thing better than watching The Last Dance on Sunday nights is scrolling through Twitter the next day to see what incredible memes the internet has created from the 10-part docuseries. The ESPN masterpiece, which premiered on April 19 and airs two one-hour episodes every Sunday, takes us through Michael Jordan's career, most notably showcasing unaired footage from the Chicago Bulls' 1997-98 season.
Jordan knows he's a meme king. After all, during Kobe Bryant's memorial service at the Staples Center back in February, he laughed through his tears while telling the audience he promised his wife he wouldn't become another crying meme. And yet, here we are once again with Jordan in all of his meme glory.
For your entertainment, we rounded up the best The Last Dance memes the internet has blessed us with—from Jordan laughing at Gary Payton's interview to Dennis Rodman's Vegas bender to that shrug from Jordan's security guard who, quite frankly, deserves his own docuseries.
When Dennis Rodman went on a 48-hour Vegas bender.
Phil Jackson: We gotta get Dennis Rodman back in shape.Michael Jordan: pic.twitter.com/yK6NEZhVEgApril 27, 2020
phil jackson: “i’ll see you when you get back from vegas in 48 hours” dennis rodman: #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/bCmpHisfqIApril 27, 2020
#TheLastDance Phil Jackson: Okay, Dennis you got 48 hours. Dennis Rodman: pic.twitter.com/qciflIse4AApril 27, 2020
Dennis Rodman in those 48 hours: #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/n2xZSLjKBxApril 27, 2020
Dennis Rodman at practice after vegas: https://t.co/Lmsc0utte2April 27, 2020
Someone said this is Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra in Vegas 😂😂 #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/z8wNj0ej3nApril 27, 2020
The shoulder shrug from John Michael Wozniak, Jordan's security guard, after he won Jordan's money.
Nike when they got MJ over Adidas pic.twitter.com/p6iCp7x6odMay 4, 2020
This how I’m walking out the barbershop after my first post #Covid cut. pic.twitter.com/EAycdBp72lMay 4, 2020
When my dad says someone he works with follows me on Twitter pic.twitter.com/NWnRoXg8OfMay 4, 2020
You vs the guy she told you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/fYe35uF072May 4, 2020
pic.twitter.com/K83d0rnHe9May 8, 2020
When Jordan watches a tape of Seattle SuperSonics point guard Gary Payton claiming he tired him out during the 1996 NBA finals.
Us: "Sports are coming back soon!"Coronavirus: pic.twitter.com/OHFC9wvlMTMay 11, 2020
We'll definitely see the NFL start on time in September! pic.twitter.com/8ecsRJXgWyMay 11, 2020
Me reading back my own tweets before they go on to get 2 likes #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/sFejVWtbVTMay 11, 2020
MJ after BJ Armstrong stared the entire Bulls bench down:#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/VejAAoH8JOMay 11, 2020
And these random ones from throughout the series...just because.
The Last Dance producers drawing up the timeline for these episodes pic.twitter.com/pp8LEmHvB3April 27, 2020
*opens new incognito window* pic.twitter.com/dOwYUoHDrCMay 4, 2020
Realizing you unmuted yourself mid-Zoom meeting #LastDance pic.twitter.com/x7c73oiPqoMay 11, 2020
When Jordan sees the Jordan crying meme getting replace by this new meme #LastDance pic.twitter.com/3mpgmrjsuMApril 27, 2020
When Nick Anderson said "45 isn't the same as 23" ... #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/oaUvxCV4uFMay 11, 2020
Steve Kerr: [referring to Michael Jordan] One time, he punched me in the face. It was AWESOME. #LastDance pic.twitter.com/dW6ob898JFMay 11, 2020
Jerry Krause: *Likes sunshine*Michael Jordan: "Fuck sunshine. I'll destroy the sun right now."May 4, 2020
Lebron fans realizing Michael Jordan was better after watching The Last Dance pic.twitter.com/rg9BSluXANApril 27, 2020
Michael Jordan when literally anyone high fives within 50 feet of him pic.twitter.com/duu2xAuX9gMay 11, 2020
Reggie Miller: “This is it, I’m going to retire Michael Jordan.”MJ:#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/zuo3MnsxO4May 11, 2020
me describing how i have my favorite adam sandler movie playing in every room of my house pic.twitter.com/f3D3qIKzK0April 29, 2020
Scottie Pippen signing a 7-year, $18M contract extension:#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/IDdzUVlDVsApril 20, 2020
"I'm sorry Mr Jordan... We're out of Bootcut Jeans.." pic.twitter.com/pxJJzI6JdyApril 27, 2020
Dennis Rodman as Moira Rose, a thread pic.twitter.com/tecLWz6a4SMay 4, 2020
Me, when I’m forced to do any kind of math: pic.twitter.com/cpMeQRphzIApril 27, 2020
my mom giving me lunch money pic.twitter.com/fpvawgJLyiMay 4, 2020
I’m going to tell my future kids that this is the founder of Nike. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/WnREZk57VkMay 4, 2020
Me, hearing Jordan call Scott Burrell a ho #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/MNgJq5PVwGMay 11, 2020
The Last Dance airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.
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