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Jordan's 'Last Dance Docu' exactly what Filipino hoops fans need in the middle of Community Quarantine

by Reynald Magallon, April 02, 2020 6:25pm

The basketball world stopped rotating as the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic put every sports event on hold.

No PBA games or NBA games. Not much trade news or stories to follow.

That, basically, the darkest time for every hoops fans. Instead of seeing their hard court heroes actually play and show their wares on the court, they were reduced to fantasizing their dream teams and the what if's of the basketball world.

Good thing though, the basketball Gods smiled upon its fans as the PBA, together with the PBA Rush and Cignal, relived the glory days of Philippine basketball by re-airing the classic games of the pasts.

More good news then came and shed light to the gloomy days of community quarantine as ESPN and Netflix announced that they will be airing the Michael Jordan documentary 'The Last Dance' on April 19, two months earlier than the initially scheduled release in June.

The documentary will be available outside US, including the Philippine starting April 20.

'The Last Dance' will be a 10-part documentary to feature never before seen footages of the Jordan's last championship  and the second three-peat of the Chicago Bulls.

According to the release, Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reindorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew to follow the '97-'98 Bulls throughout the season.

'The Last Dance' also includes extensive profiles of other Bulls stars such as Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pipeng, Steve Kerr and even their head coach, Phil Jackson.

"Michael Jordan and tghe 90's Bulls weren't just sports superstars, they were global phenomenon, " commented director Jason Hehir.

'Making 'The Last Dance' was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team."

ESPN explained in a statement that they were abke to accelerate the production schedule to move up the release date of the series.

""As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience," ESPN said.

We've heard the calls form fans asking us to move up the release date for this series and we're happy to announce that we've been able to accelerate the production to do just that."

Here's the full schedule of the airing of the documentary in Netflix where Filipino hoops fans can get the glimpse of the last championship of Jordan who many regard as the Greatest of All Time in the sport.

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Monday, 20 April - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 1 and 2

Monday, 27 April - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 3 and 4

Monday, 4 May - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 5 and 6

Monday, 11 May - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 7 and 8

Monday, 18 May - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 9 and 10

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