It’s hard to imagine a world where Nike isn’t the most dominant sports brand globally, yet there was a time when that was the case. Air is the incredible true story of how a small running shoe company in Oregon took a chance on one young man and ultimately changed the trajectory of so many lives.
Oscar-winner Ben Affleck reminds us how great a filmmaker he is with this fantastic film that highlights the spirit of ingenuity and risk-taking. I found myself overwhelmed with joy as the film progressed, especially as it became clearer and clearer the genius of such a moment in American history.
As someone who wasn’t alive when Michael Jordan became a legend, I have a different view on his status as the GOAT. See, I’m a Lebron fan. I have been since I was little. Lebron James is a player who has excelled towards greatness, and even now, in his twentieth season (an all-time record for NBA players) is showing why he is one of the greatest of all time. To see him breaking records left and right, to see his impact on the teams he joins, to watch him be a great activist, businessman, father, and husband, I constantly admire him.
And while Michael Jordan’s legacy as an NBA team owner isn’t great, and his personal life is filled with controversy and questionable actions, there’s no denying the stamp he left on the world.
The last fifteen minutes of the film left me clapping, grinning, and cheering because of how incredibly crafted this movie was. Air isn’t a game-changer, but it is one of the greatest sports movies I’ve ever watched.
I’m giving Air 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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2 thoughts on “‘Air’ Just Reminded Me Why Michael Jordan is the GOAT”
I’m a curmudgeon on both Jordan and LeBron. Bill Russell won more titles than both of them put together, and led what was arguably the most dominant single-career dynasty in the history of North American team sports. Call me when someone wins 12. 😜
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