Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' “The Last Dance” documentary, which aired its first two episodes on Sunday (April 19), is easily one of the most highly-anticipated sporting showcase of the year. The reception over the debut episodes alone proves that the show is a smashing success.
Now, it is being reported that the star of the show himself intends to donate every single penny he is going to earn from the proceeds of the documentary to charity, per Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes.
$0: The amount Jordan will bank from The Last Dance. He’s donating his entire share of the proceeds, which should reach at least $3 million to $4 million, to charitable causes.
That is indeed a pretty noble act from the Bulls legend, who himself has been involved with a number of charitable foundations since his retirement from the game of basketball some 17 years ago.
It's also amazing to realize how much money Michael Jordan is looking to earn from “The Last Dance.” If he's raking in $3 million to $4 million, then fans can only imagine how much profit the network will be gaining from the series.
Then again, the series has been 30 years in the making, so from that perspective, that's a pretty slow burn in terms of the return on their investment.
The first two episodes — which focused on Jordan's early years as well as the role former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause played in the demise of Chicago's dynasty — debuted on Sunday night. Episodes 3 and 4 of “The Last Dance” are set for release next Sunday, April 26.