The last Dance: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls!

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In what is undeniably leading up to be the most anticipated ESPN Sports documentary of all time, the upcoming 10-part/10-hour docu-series “The Last Dance” will chronicle Michael Jordan and the 1990s era Chicago Bulls championship ques. The 1990’s era Chacogo Bulls were widely known as one of the winningest and most successful dynasties in sports history.

Jordan has signed off on his participation, along with other key members from the six championship teams.

Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season, and started a new career in Minor League Baseball, he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.

Jordan’s life since retiring and being ienshrined among a class of five into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 11, 2009 has resembled that of extreme seclusion and what one would expect of one of the worlds most famous and wealthy individuals. Jordan is rarely seen, hardly ever gives an interview and thus this public obscurity has added to his popularity exponentially. Seeing or hearing from Michael Jordan is an event in itself, and a special one at that, along the same lines as when the late Michael Jackson would emerge from seclusion into the public eye and give an interview or be seen in public.

“ Seeing Mike is like seeing a damn Unicorn or a Rare Mythical creature whenever you see him on TV or in an interview. I mean, he’s the GOAT (Greatest, or all time), you just stop and stare quietly and listen to whatever he has to say.

T.Shavers – FreshNewMedia Contributor

If you grew up in the late 1980’s or 1990’s and knew what a television was and had ever touched or dribbled a basketball then you had heard of Michael Jordan. Whenever the debate of Jordan’s skill, popularity, or wether he is worthy of the title “greatest of all times (G.O.A.T) comes into question I could not help but thouroughly place myself into a heated yet obvious debate with said clueless individual. This debate is the type of debate that see’s grown men become infuriated at the thought of anyone attempting to prove he is anything other than the greatest basketball player ever to play the sport. This is the type of debate that will see you enter the barbershop at 9am for a routine cut and leave at 12:00pm due to the need to wait for your turn to speak to prove your point in the matter. This is the type of debate that I always end by asking this question: “what are the most recognizable 3 entity’s on the face of the earth that are know worldwide even in 3rd world countries? – ANSWER: Coca-Cola, Mickey Mouse and Michael Jordan” I drop the mic Obama style, rest my case and get up and leave without offering to pick up a single jaw from the floor. That argument typical sets the na-sayers straight every time, now back to lacing up the J’s for the “The Last Dance”.

The announcement of this docu-series has grown men hyped as if a new FortNite update was just released, and this is why. The era in which this documentary is based upon was an era in which cellular phones, the internet and social media didn’t exist in the form they do today, that being said, what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas for real. In other words, no one ever really was privy to what truly went on behind the scenes with athletes and celebrity’s from those days, because they didn’t have instagrams, snapchats, twitters, youtubes or platforms to post their every move on and off the field on, hereby providing the public with a unpr4cedented view into their personal lives.

The fact that a ESPN camera crew accompanied the entire 1990’s era Chicago bulls dynasty team on their championship quest and has somehow Secretly/clandestinely sat on this golden footage for 20 years without so much as a leak of of clip on the web sits right up there with an alien disclosure event. This is visual gold. This is what makes streaming media what it is today, this should have been presented in IMAX or in theatres for $20.00 a ticket in 3D if you ask me.

The Last Dance will take NBA fans behind the scenes with the Bulls and explore the dynamics, drama, and thrill of the team’s winning season.

Announced over a year ago as a joint production between ESPN and Netflix, the series was originally slated to premiere in 2019 on the streamer, but will now debut on ESPN and ABC in June 2020.


Interviews include: 

  • Michael Jordan 
  • 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

Directed by: 

Produced by: 

  • Mike Tollin

I can’t wait!