The legend, impact and greatness of Michael Jordan has been somewhat lost on the younger generation as LeBron James has risen to similar iconic status in the last 15 years.
Now, Millennials and Generation Z shorties will get an indepth look at the man who left the NBA at the height of his legend to go play minor league baseball following the tragic murder of his Dad, which remains a mysterious circumstance to this day.
Then he returned to the league for one last magical run and was better, hungrier.
ESPN released a second teaser for The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series examining Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98.
The trailer also showed there will be cameos by a star-studded list of power brokers and influencers; President Barack Obama, Kobe Bryant, Commissioner Adam Silver, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr, Roy Williams, Carmen Electra, Justin Timberlake, Bob Costas and many more influential figures of the pre-millenium era.
OMG………this is one of the greatest promos ever. I can’t wait to see this: pic.twitter.com/fjT9if90bp
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 24, 2019
There have been many stories told about the icon that is Michael Jordan. He was the NBA’s first brand name. Nike built its global empire on the back of his charisma, captivating talent and championship success and his ever-evolving journey filled with a generation of highs and a few devastating and perplexing lows.
But his final championship season with the Bulls is one of the defining and triumphant moments of his iconic career in basketball, which continues today as the only African-American owner in professional team sports.
Jason Hehir is directing the project with producer Mike Tollin. Hehir was the director on The ’85 Bears 30 for 30 documentary and the Andre the Giant documentary by HBO.
The documentary is set to be released in June. No specific date has been shared yet. It’s sure to be exhilarating, enlightening, controversial, revealing and inspirational all at the same time.