ESPN's 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan and his final season with the Chicago Bulls has been drawing considerable attention during the first four episodes. The Last Dance has created countless discussions on social media about the 1990s and the power of the NBA teams. However, retired head coach Pat Riley briefly stole the show when he appeared on-screen looking like what many viewers described as a "drug kingpin."
The former Los Angeles Lakers head coach appeared during the first two episodes of The Last Dance. He discussed Jordan's rookie season and how the NBA Hall of Famer didn't "act like a rookie." Jordan is one of very few rookies to be named a starter in the All-Star Game, which Riley attributed to him playing like a veteran. Of course, this interview became less important to viewers after they saw Riley dressed like a character from Narcos.
Once Riley took part in The Last Dance, many viewers no longer cared about the Chicago Bulls or any of the other storylines. They were completely distracted by the former Los Angeles Lakers coach and wanted to hear about his life. Additionally, they also wanted to see a documentary series entirely focused on his clothing.
Pat Riley looks like he’s ready to give the order to hang a rival coke kingpin out of a helicopter. pic.twitter.com/779LlpCvDR— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) April 20, 2020
A gentle reminder that none of us will ever have 1/10 the swag Pat Riley has right now. pic.twitter.com/O6ywGULUq7— Robert (@oneandonlyscuff) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley looks like if a yacht was a person.— Chris Castellani (@Castellani2014) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley ALWAYS looked like a drug kingpin though. pic.twitter.com/bjMBSgFMRf— Cheryl Lynn Eaton (@cheryllynneaton) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley interviewing in MJ’s Last Dance Doc pic.twitter.com/fzlPu3jrIk— Omar (@OriginalBoss95) April 20, 2020
pat riley is one of the swaggiest caucasians alive— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley getting ready for John Wick 4 pic.twitter.com/4pWbXZqMu6— David (@djbaker021) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley looks Miami Drug Kingpin-levels incredible— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) April 20, 2020
Unrivaled levels of swag from Pat Riley pic.twitter.com/Qthm21mrya— Dustin Brewer (@dstnbrwr) April 20, 2020
1985 Bulls - traveling cocaine circus
2020 Pat Riley - not so fast pic.twitter.com/fYgv24Ifnc— A.D. (@Adam_Fleisher) April 20, 2020
Pat Riley smooth as hell pic.twitter.com/w6k9wIJrse— . (@B_Davis7) April 20, 2020
Dude Pat Riley looks like one of them cocaine cowboys. #TheLastDance— Dan Sheets (@dansheets_) April 20, 2020