If you didn’t see the first two episodes of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” Michael Jordan documentary, you’re missing out. Don’t miss the next installment.
There’s still something mysterious when it comes to Michael Jordan. Not that we don’t know much about MJ – there are thousands of books, interviews and shows dedicated to the GOAT. But you can argue that we’ve never had the access to Jordan that the new ESPN documentary series “The Last Dance” provides.
Directed by Jason Hehir (the director of the wonderfully done “The Fab Five” and “Andre The Giant” docs), “The Last Dance” follows MJ and the 1990’s Chicago Bulls. More specifically, the 1997-98 Bulls.
The docu-series offers a ton of footage that has never seen the light of day from that magical season which saw Chicago win its sixth title in eight years.
How has all this footage remained in the vault? MJ finally gave it a green light during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 victory parade.
From the ESPN Press Room:
“In the fall of 1997 Michael Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew follow the team all season long. The result would be a remarkable portrait of an iconic player and a celebrated team – a portrait only now being revealed, more than two decades later in “The Last Dance.”
The first two episodes premiered last night (April 19). Next Sunday, ESPN will re-air those episodes before parts three and four premiere at 9PM ET.
Episodes one and two covered Jordan’s upbringing, his career with the North Carolina Tar Heels, and stories from his first few years in the league. Willing a 30-52 Chicago team to the playoffs while on a minutes limit – and then exploding against Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics comes to mind.
But what we’re saying is, if you happened to miss the premiere, don’t worry. You can sign up for one of the following streaming services and get caught up this Sunday (April 26).
Here are your options.
You can sign up for Hulu + Live TV for $54.99 per month, but it all starts with a one-week free trial. For sports fans, Hulu offers ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPN U, ESPN College Extra, FS1, FS2, NBC Golf, NBCSN, The SEC Network and more.
Overall, you’ll get access to more than 65 channels, plus full seasons of exclusive series and Hulu originals. You can stream on multiple devices and record up to 50 hours of TV.
Sling TV is running a limited-time offer, cutting $10 off the price of your first month of the service. That means you’ll be able to stream more than 50 channels for as little as $20 for your first month. Sling TV gives users access to a free cloud DVR and more than 50,000 on-demand titles. You can stream on three screens simultaneously.
For sports enthusiasts, you’ll be thrilled to find ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, NFL Network, NBCSN, FS1 and Stadium. But in order to get all of those you’ll need the Sling Orange + Blue bundle ($35/month).
If you’re just interested in ESPN, you can get Sling Orange ($20/month).