Sorry Chicago Bulls and basketball fans, but it doesn’t appear ESPN is going to release “The Last Dance” early.
The 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Bulls during the 1997-98 season is scheduled to be released in June. Some fans were hoping ESPN would release it sooner since there are no sports on at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak, and there were even some hints that it may come sooner than expected.
However, the documentary is still in production, per ESPN Executive Vice President of Programming Acquisitions and Scheduling Burke Magnus:
“Overall, any original content project that we can conceivably move up, we are obviously considering that, including films,” Magnus said, per ESPN Front Row.
“I know some have asked about The Last Dance and the reality is that the production of that film has not yet been completed, so we are limited there at the moment. Obviously, you can’t air it until it’s done.”
This is a bummer, but it makes sense.
Bulls and basketball fans want this documentary to be perfect. Releasing it early would have been great, but you can’t air a film which isn’t complete.
As we all know, Jordan is the greatest Bulls player ever and arguably the best basketball player of all time. His Airness finished his NBA career with averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
Jordan won six titles with the Bulls, including six Finals MVPs. Air Jordan also won five regular-season MVP awards with the Bulls.