The final two chapters of Netflix documentary series The Last Dance were released on Monday, and there were countless talking points for fans to ponder.
But aside from Michael Jordan’s shock admission he’d have considered signing with the Chicago Bulls for another year, one unsuspecting moment from Episode Ten quickly went viral.
A few hours before Game One of the 1998 NBA finals, Jordan was filmed jamming along to music at the back of the team bus. Donning sunglasses and a set of headphones, the basketball legend bops his head along with the R&B track “Days Like This”.
“What are you listening to?” someone queries.
“Kenny Lattimore,” Jordan replies with a smug smile.
“Brand new, not even out yet. He’s a friend of mine, you know.”
jordan with that kenny lattimore exclusive pic.twitter.com/L1szEfU3iN
Lattimore himself had no idea Jordan used his music to get hyped ahead of career-defining games.
“In 1998 I sent Michael Jordan an advanced copy of my From the Soul of Man album. Who knew ‘Days Like This’ was his pre-game hype song though,” Lattimore tweeted on Monday.
Inevitably, the internet jumped on the opportunity to create another Michael Jordan meme, and the aptly named “Michael Jordan Jamming Out” Twitter page was born.
The Twitter profile shares the same clip of Jordan smiling and bopping from The Last Dance, but with an assortment of different music played over the top, and the results are hilarious.
Within two days of the profile’s creation, it boasts over 38,000 followers on Twitter.
A few personal favourites include Jordan jamming out to a bit of old-school Miley Cyrus.
Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus pic.twitter.com/O9o2whGd1X
Australian dance producer FISHER and his 2018 hit “Losing It” is also featured.
Losing It – FISHER pic.twitter.com/OPMsRKJrr6
But nothing trumps Jordan dancing along to the soundtrack of High School Musical.
We're All In This Together – High School Musical Cast pic.twitter.com/JMWL5hqQ6G
A bunch of sporting franchises joined the bandwagon, sharing a version of the Jordan clip with their theme songs.
Standing in Motion – Yanni#NJDevils | @JordanJamming pic.twitter.com/9eZ5bVXPiP
Chelsea Dagger – The [email protected] pic.twitter.com/JoLST73BvS
[email protected] The Butler War Song#GoDawgs 🐶 | #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/2Ksq60Sn4W
One Twitter user couldn’t ignore the opportunity to overlay the Greater Western Sydney Giants theme song, which became the AFL’s most successful meme in last year.
Michael Jordan vs. Big Big Sound pic.twitter.com/QupkRCVIcU
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