While we spend time talking about sports betting here at Knup Sports – we have good news about a former big time sports gambler. The GOAT. We have great news for you sports fans! Michael Jordan will be on TV’s soon! ESPN has made the announcement that their 10 part series titled “The Last Dance” has been moved up from June to April 19th. This was announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning. This was in response to fans asking for more sports programming due to boredom with the CoronaVirus.

The month of April should see the end of the NBA regular season, and the start of the postseason, along with the Final Four, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Masters and the first couple weeks of the Major League Baseball season. Instead, the pandemic has halted them all, which leaves a massive gap for us big-time sports fans.

ESPN talked about the decision and had this to say:

“As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience. We’ve heard the calls from 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 schedule to do just that. This project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans.”

The movie is going to take a look at the championship season in 1997-1998. Of course, the Bulls were a dynasty that won 6 championships under the leadership of Jordan. We will get a chance to hear from Jordan, and many of his teammates, along with nearly 100 people that were close to those Jordan-led Bulls.

For those that have been in a cave, outside of the 6 titles won with the Bulls, Jordan played in 14 all-star games in 15 seasons. The one time he did NOT reach the AllStar game was the season he came back from playing Minor League Baseball. Jordan won the scoring title 10 times, and won 5 MVP awards and was the Finals MVP all six times the Bulls won the trophy.

Outside of that – Jordan was also a member of the AllDefensive Team nine times and won the dunk contest in both 1987 and 1988. Many will remember the 1992 Finals against Portland when Jordan his six three-point shots in the first half and just shrugged his shoulders. Jordan is notoriously known alongside Magic Johnson and Larry Bird for the faces of the NBA. Those three led the USA to an Olympic Gold Medal during the 1992 Olympics. Jordan is now 57 years old, and the owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Director of the film Jason Hehir said this about Jordan:

“Michael Jordan and the ’90s Bulls weren’t just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon, making ‘The Last Dance’ was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team. For nearly three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans. I hope viewers enjoy watching our series as much as we enjoyed the opportunity to make it.”

Okay, sports fans.  While we have sports betting taken away from us, we can still enjoy some great old school basketball. Tune in, and let us know what you think!