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ESPN, Netflix in a Michael Jordan Docu-Series Deal

ESPN, Netflix in a Michael Jordan Docu-Series Deal

Wax statue of Michael Jordan at the Madame Tussauds museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Samet Arda/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:57 AM

ESPN and Netflix announced a Michael Jordan docu-series deal that will showcase hours of never-seen-before footage pulled from his 1997 and 1998 championship season, Sports Illustrated reported.

Titled "The Last Dance," the 10-hour multi-part documentary is slated to be released next year and will be directed by Jason Hehir, whose previous works "Andre the Giant" and "The Fab Five."

Jordan is best known for leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles and being one of the league's top scorers on his way to a Hall of Fame career. Many fans argue he was the greatest player of all time.

He may be older, but the basketball legend can still jump and get a dunk down, as he showed the world not too long ago in posts to social media.

A photo of Jordan dunking with the tweet: "This still happens," was sent out awhile back, while a YouTube video of the Jordan dunk in front of a gymnasium full of kids at a camp was also posted.

The docuseries "will have the full participation of Jordan and other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams of the 1990s, as well as dozens of other luminaries from basketball and beyond," ESPN and Netflix said in a joint release, according to Sports Illustrated.

ESPN also announced another four-part series, “Pivot with Alex Rodriguez," which will run later this baseball season and comprise of interviews with various athletes facing obstacles in their professional careers, The Chicago Tribune reported.

"Change can be good and even necessary for athletes facing their most difficult moments," Rodriguez said about the series.

"However, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to turn the lens inward while living life in the public arena. I’m looking forward to uncovering personal stories the world deserves to hear while sharing the lessons I’ve learned — sometimes through the hard way."

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ESPN and Netflix announced a Michael Jordan docu-series deal that will showcase hours of never-seen-before footage pulled from his 1997 and 1998 championship season. It's slated for release next year.
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