“The Last Dance” can’t come soon enough for NBA fans struggling through withdrawals during the coronavirus induced suspension.
ESPN’s ten-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the ’97-98 Chicago Bulls is still being completed, though ESPN representatives say they would release it sooner if they could.[embedded content]
“The reality is that the production of that film has not yet been completed, so we are limited there at the moment. Obviously, you can’t air it until it’s done,” Burke Magnus, executive vice president of programming, acquisitions, and scheduling, said in an ESPN issued Q&A Tuesday.
Magnus assured, “Overall, any original content project that we can conceivably move up, we are obviously considering that, including films.”
An amended promo for the series was released over the weekend, changing a June debut to “Coming Soon,” and sparking hope in fans hungry for some hardwood action.
RED ALERT: ESPN has changed the end of their ads for The Last Dance documentary to “Coming Soon” 👀 pic.twitter.com/Sw7c2R2iCw
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) March 15, 2020
The ’97-98 Bulls led by Jordan and coached by Phil Jackson won 62 regular-season games.
The team went on to earn their third straight title—their sixth in the last eight years—defeating John Stockton, Karl Malone, and the rest of the Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2 on a last-second shot by Jordan.