The first notes of Alan Parsons Project's Sirius / Eye in the Sky, the legendary introductory song by the Chicago Bulls, resound and then punctuate an anthology of archive images of Michael Jordan from the time of his splendor. The one-minute trailer is accompanied by a cryptic message "April 19. It starts ”, triggering a torrent of“ likes ”on social networks. Originally scheduled for June, the broadcast of the documentary series "The Last Dance" co-produced by ESPN, ABC and Netflix has been brought forward two months. Published by the New York Post on Monday, the news was confirmed by the American sports channel on Tuesday afternoon. "April 19 will not happen quickly enough, I can't wait any longer!" Tweeted LeBron James, considered by many to be the 2nd best player in history behind Jordan.
On April 19 ... IT BEGINS #TheLastDance | @ StateFarmpic.twitter.com / BTxWjWyqdY- ESPN (@espn) March 31, 2020
If the Lakers star will gnaw on his brakes for another twenty days, this advanced programming is a nice gift for basketball fans among the 3.4 billion human beings confined to their homes in this period of global health crisis and deprived of matches due to the NBA season suspension. In ten episodes of one hour each, "The Last Dance" tells, thanks to new "inside" images, the last season of Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls, in 1997-98, marked by the 6th and last title NBA's "MJ" and the Illinois franchise to date. All sublimated by a dream cast. A hundred personalities were interviewed including Barack Obama, Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson, the late Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, former Bulls Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman but also Isiah Thomas, Dikembe Mutombo, Tony Parker, Justin Timberlake and of course Michael Jordan himself (his mom Deloris too). From April 19, ESPN will broadcast two episodes every Sunday evening. It remains to be seen what form the broadcast on Netflix will also take, which is also advanced to April.
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