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In case you haven’t noticed, the sporting world in America is literally on shutdown right now with cases of Coronavirus growing at an exponential rate, effectively ending seasons.
One sport that’s suffered heavily is the NBA, with numerous players like Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert testing positive to the virus. With the premature ending of the season, fans have been grieving, and understandably so, for those lost games. However, during these revelations, the push for ESPN to expedite the release of its The Last Dance docu-series about Michael Jordan and the last days of the Chicago Bulls dynasty has been gaining mad momentum.
ESPN appears to have been listening, as it’s begun to ramp up production, seeming to be aiming to deliver the series before its initial premiere date of June 2.
Fans and organisations across the world seem to be all for the early release date, taking to twitter to express their excitement.
Sign my petition everyone for this Dochttps://t.co/sDsGLokx21
— ƲƝƊƖƧƇƠƔЄƦЄƊ⭐ƑƛMƠƲƧ⭐ƤЄƦƧƠN🤳🏾 (@SkyIsntDaLimit) March 15, 2020
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper) March 12, 2020
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 13, 2020
ESPN has defs been dropping hints that the series is on its way, with it airing commercials way more than usual.
ESPN’s most recent commercial for ‘The Last Dance’ now says “coming soon” 👀👀👀
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 15, 2020
Normally, the ads would end with the initial release date, but now they end with the words “Coming Soon”. It looks like ESPN have got their ear to the ground, and are committed to giving the people what they want.
Safe to say this news has everyone extremely excited, and tbh so are we, with the NBA season cancelled we’re gonna need to get our basketball fix somehow, and what better way to do that than a 10 part doc-series about one of the all time GOATS…