Arguably the greatest player in basketball history, Jordan left the NBA for almost two full seasons in his prime to pursue a baseball career. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful victor. That champion was Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
A 10-part documentary series on retired National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty has been finished early for an April release to U.S. and worldwide audiences, presenters announced on Tuesday (March 31).
The most-anticipated documentary in ESPN history has been fast-tracked to April.
"As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience", ESPN said in a statement. Sunday, April 19 is the date announced.
"The Last Dance" was first announced in May 2018 and originally slated for a June 2020 release.
James had suggested last week on Richard Jefferson's Road Trippin' podcast that the release date be moved up from its scheduled June release with everyone holed up in their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The documentary is almost a quarter-century in the making.
A film crew followed the Bulls for the entire 1997-98 season and ESPN spoke to "more than 100 people close to the team and personalities who experienced the run". In the trailer, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver, former president Barack Obama, the late Kobe Bryant, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Roy Williams, Carmen Electra and Justin Timberlake make appearances.
"Michael Jordan and the '90s Bulls weren't just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon", Hehir said. "Making 'The Last Dance" was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team.
"For almost three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans".
We have a feeling this series will be as glorious and messy as anything we've ever seen. Two episodes will debut each week over those five weeks.