This looks absolutely incredible. ESPN have announced a 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls, which is set to be released in the summer of 2020.
'The Last Dance' will feature one-on-one interviews with key figures from the team, such as Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, and of course Jordan himself. There will also be a huge amount of behind the scenes footage, with a camera crew given unprecedented access to the team as they sought to win their third consecutive NBA Championship.
Jordan. Pippen. Rodman.
"The Last Dance," a 10-part series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls is coming to ESPN in 2020 pic.twitter.com/TUiV3CODnK
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It should be amazing. The Bulls would of course go on to win it all in that 97/98 season, their third title in-a-row, and their sixth in eight seasons. The only times they failed to win were during the two years when Jordan pursued a carer in professional baseball, although he did return for the tail-end of the second season.
'His Airness' is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, inspiring a whole generation to play the sport. His mix of talent and competitiveness is unlike anything we have seen in other athletes, with his ability to push his teammates the stuff of legends.
Former teammate, and current Golden State Warriors coach, Steve Kerr recalled this incident in practice which perhaps sums up the man:
He punched me in the face … It was one of the best things that ever happened for me. I needed to stand up and go back at him.
I think I earned some respect. But, we have a great relationship ever since … you gotta prove it, and then once you prove it, you're fine.
Now an NBA owner, Jordan has failed to replicate the success of his playing days. The Charlotte Hornets have been a non-factor in the league, reaching the post-season only three times in his 12 years of ownership. They have also never advanced past the first round.
This documentary series will allow fans to look fondly back at Jordan's glory days, however, and give an insight to the character of one of the most unique personas in the world of sport.