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Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20


Coming in June, The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary that chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names, including Jordan himself, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Pat Riley, Charles Barkley, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton, Adam Silver, Bob Costas, Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, and more. The Last Dance will debut in June 2020 on ABC and ESPN.




I'm really looking forward to this film. The 1990s Bulls were a great dynasty. I'm sure ESPN will do justice to this series like they did with the Lakers/Celtics series from a few years ago.

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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Should be good.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

I'm not particularly a Jordan fan, but as a huge basketball fan I'm interested.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

I used to be a Jordan fan when I was a kid. I’m more of a Lebron fan these days. It'll be nice to see the footage remastered, though.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

That was the last time I cared about the NBA. I'm sure it'll be good. Will the whole series air on ABC? I'm guessing it might be shown around the time of the NBA Finals.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Same here though it did get kind of boring when they won it all the time back then and I wished the 49ers were in that situation in the 90's.

Funny they start advertising this in Jan when the show airs in June. A wild guess it will be more entertaining and have more viewers than the 2020 NBA Finals.


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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Saw a promo on 30 For 30 Network ​​​​​​ ESPN today. They said "Coming Soon" instead of June in the Promo. I would guess that they are now planning to move the program up as there isn't any sports to broadcast. And there a good chance that there isn't the NBA Finals in June to promote it.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

There's a big push on Twitter from fans that ESPN should simply air this right now as there are no sports to watch. It's actually ideal for them to do this since everyone else is grounded at home due to the virus, so the doc will probably get huge ratings.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Only reason they planned to air it in June was to coincide with the 2020 NBA Finals. But that's obviously in limbo. They should air it now.
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Can a mod here change the date to the thread title? since it's now official that it will air April 19, 2020

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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

The first trailer said it will air on ABC. Will that be after the whole series has aired on ESPN?
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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

New trailer

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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Here's the schedule. Looks like it's only airing on ESPN, not ABC anymore. So if you don't have cable or a live TV streaming service with ESPN, you probably aren't getting this.


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re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Glad they moved it up. It's going to get huge ratings since there's nothing else to do. Something I noticed is that Steve Kerr is now a big part of the promotion for the doc. He's in the main poster and featured heavily on the commercials. Kerr was an integral part for that second three peat, but he was the 7th/8th best player on the team at most. I guess since he's one of the top coaches of this era, his name carries more weight than someone like Toni Kukoc or Ron Harper or Luc Longley. My favorite team of that second three peat era was the 96-97 one that had Robert Parish and Bison Dele (then known as Brian Williams) as the back up center and PF respectively. Dele was a late season pick up for the team as he sat out almost the entire year after not coming to an agreement on a contract with the Clippers. He fit that team perfectly and got Dele a huge contract the next season with the Pistons.
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Reminder to set your DVRs. This premieres Sunday night on ESPN.

If you don't have cable or a live TV streaming service with ESPN, I guess you're SOOL. It's not airing on ABC as originally planned.
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

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Reminder to set your DVRs. This premieres Sunday night on ESPN.

If you don't have cable or a live TV streaming service with ESPN, I guess you're SOOL. It's not airing on ABC as originally planned.
I assume it will stream on ESPN+, right?
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

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I assume it will stream on ESPN+, right?
Absolutely.
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

I'm glad this is coming on during this crisis, as it will get huge ratings. I've talked to alot of Millenials in my work to watch it as they've only grown up with Lebron and the latter end of Kobe's career. People need to be educated on the history of the sports, as I hate when they constantly look at now and now only. I wish they had more specials on Wilt, Oscar Robertson, and Russell when I was growing up to educate me about that era, but I understand there is only so much footage (Wilt's 100 point game was only on Radio so there is no video to ever show to future generations).
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Should be a great look at the last hurrah of the Bulls' run. Jerry Krause, the GM at the time, will most likely be portrayed as the villain. There were bad bloods between him and Phil Jackson, and especially Jordan; and his arrogance to tear down the group ended any chance of the Bulls to ever getting back to the championships then.

Not sure if anyone else has seen it back in the day, but I still remember seeing a clip of Michael Jordan behind the wheel of the team bus, soliciting his teammates for $5 and he'll run over Krause (off screen) with the bus. The only other audio I heard was Pippin "declining" to put up the $5 bounty money...
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Will this series be available to watch on any of the digital platforms? Vudu or Amazon Prime?
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

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Will this series be available to watch on any of the digital platforms? Vudu or Amazon Prime?
I would think they would keep it to ESPN +? I mean what else do they have right now (or even before this)?
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

It should be on Netflix at some point as they were involved in the production. No word on when though.
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

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It should be on Netflix at some point as they were involved in the production. No word on when though.
It will be on Netflix international. Not United States. It will be on ESPN + domestically for streaming.
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Re: Last Dance (ESPN) -- 10 part documentary series on Michael Jordan & Bulls -- 4/19/20

Ray Clay was one of the best PA announcers. Always got goose bumps during the Bulls starting lineups:


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