Earlier this summer, ESPN debuted “The Last Dance” which focused on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty.
The documentary series was a massive hit as millions of viewers from around the country tuned in. That includes professional athletes from various sports, like Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller.
After watching the series, Miller reflected on Jordan’s approach to the game. The six-time NBA champion famously worked harder than everyone else in the room – and Miller wants to be like that.
Although Miller has a Lombardi Trophy, he didn’t think he was working hard enough.
“Was I really making that commitment to the game, was I doing the same stuff that he did? I looked in the mirror and I said that I wasn’t,” Miller told reporters on Tuesday afternoon.
Von Miller said he watched “The Last Dance” and started thinking, "Was I really making that commitment to the game, was I doing the same stuff that he did … I looked in the mirror and I said that I wasn’t.” So he redoubled his efforts, with “no days off, no vacations."
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 4, 2020
Miller is one of the most dominant pass rushers in the NFL and has been since he entered the league in 2011.
The former No. 2 overall pick said he considered sitting out the 2020 season due to concerns about COVID-19.
“I thought about it,” Miller said. “You know, when they gave us the option out, I really thought about all my aunts and my family. I took serious consideration and the things that could possibly happen.”
However, he said the Broncos have done a great job making he and the rest of the team feel comfortable heading into 2020.