Michael Jordan is officially set to fly into your life for the first time since his final…final retirement back in 2003. So get your flat screens, smartphones, mobile devices, and Dennis Rodman speech decoder ready for the premiere of ‘The Last Dance’ which will air on April 19th at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The mothership hand-planned on releasing its 10-part documentary ‘The Last Dance’ in June but as the world found its self suddenly dealing with the social distancing requirements caused by the coronavirus pandemic, fans across the globe starting applying pressure to ESPN to release the documentary earlier.
The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary of Michael Jordans Chicago Bulls’ last championship run in 1997-98. The documentary will cover the final run of one of the greatest sports dynasties of all time.
In The Year 1998
It is hard to believe, but it has been more than two decades since Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and a ragtag cast of characters won their 6th and final championship. The documentary will primarily feature footage that an NBA Entertainment crew complied as they followed the Bulls around for the entire 1997-98 season. Beyond the footage, the documentary will feature a ton of present-day interviews which I’m sure will be highly entertaining. Look I can’t wait to see Dennis Rodman’s hair color, clothes, and yes I’m looking forward to trying to decode what he says.
Also, be prepared to see how verbally ruthless Jordan was with his teammates. Check out Sam Smith’s 1991 book, The Jordan Rules which does a fantastic job covering what it was really like to live in the shadow of Air Jordan.
The intent of the documentary is to show how the team handled their last season together and how it all fell apart. The Last Dance also dives deep into how The Bulls organization along with Phil Jackson built their championship dynasty. Another interesting part of the documentary will cover how Mike Jordan actually turned into Michael Jordan, the world’s most recognizable athlete of all time.
Remember this is a 10 part documentary that will slowly and strategically be rolled out by ESPN. Look, I can’t wait to see the documentary of the man who during his prime actually believed he could fly!
Air Jordan Live On GMA
Mike, ah Michael Jordan has officially started his social distancing press tour in support of ‘The Last Dance.’