The NBA have released a feature length documentary chronicling Luc Longely’s personal and professional journey in the NBA called “Foundations”. This begins streaming on the NBA App and website from Wednesday 2nd August with 4 parts. We have been privileged enough to have an early sneak peak at this series in whole to provide this review.
Begin we begin, lets start it back a few years and i think every basketball fan will remember “The Last Dance” that ESPN & Netflix released going over Michael Jordan’s career. Well, this is the other side of that from Australian basketballer Luc Longely, who was fortunate enough to play 3 seasons with the Chicago Bulls in the 90s during what was the greatest era of the NBA.
The documentary is broken into 4 parts:
“Welcome To The League”
“Running With The Bulls”
The series goes over how Luc’s career. This was all in a time in which social media and mobile phones didnt exisit. How he was scouted, to getting drafted into the NBA then becoming what will be the foundation of future Australian basketballer players becoming big in the NBA.
Longely did what people didnt think he could do in a time in which Australians werent big in Basketball. Playing with the GOAT, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their historic 3-Peat from 1996-1998 before moving on then eventually retiring in 2001 due to injuries.
After taking time away from the game once he retired, Longely has setup his legacy off the court, first as an assistant coach of the Australian Boomers under previous coach Andrej Lemanis and now in his current role as an advisor and part owner of the Sydney Kings, who have won the last 2 NBL Championships along with sending several players to the NBA.
This series is worth the watch if you’re a die hard NBA fan, even just to get the view from Longley himself about his time with Michael Jordan.
Luc Longely: Foundations is streaming on the NBA App and NBA.com from Wednesday 2nd August. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think