Chicago Bulls News: ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ series releasing early?

Chicago Bulls (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)
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With everything going on lately, fans may get an earlier look at ESPN’s Chicago Bulls docu-series.

What a rough week it has been, not just in the world of sports, but the world in general. It’s rare we talk about anything outside of the Chicago Bulls, or Chicago sports as a whole, but the globe has been hit hard with the COVID-19 virus and everyone has been impacted in some way.

It is times like these which should make us come together as a nation. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike should be banding together in order to help their fellow human beings out in such a time of crisis.

Already, we have seen so many acts of kindness and benevolence over the last few days. For starters, employees who work at many stadiums and arenas are receiving enormous acts of grace. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is one of many people who have pledged to help ensure these employees receive full salary over the course of the next month.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zion Williamson, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Stephen Curry and several other players have made notable commitments to helping many people impacted during this difficult time, including kids who may go without meals after schools shut down temporarily.

One particular act which would excite sports fans everywhere might just be coming to fruition. ESPN has been advertising for their upcoming docu-series on the Chicago Bulls of the 1990’s since late last year, and recently, their ads have changed in a minor way.

Instead of ending the trailer with “Coming in June,” the text now reads “Coming Soon.” It could be something. It could be nothing.

What makes a lot of folks eager to know for sure, though, is the fact that Disney owns the majority of rights to ESPN and, just two days ago, “Frozen II” was released months early on the streaming service Disney+. It was quite the gesture to allow kids to stream the movie earlier than planned, especially with so many of them home from school for a while.

Could ESPN be planning to make a similar release with their series “The Last Dance?”

One could only hope.

The series is a 10-part documentary that follows Michael Jordan and the Bulls’ dynasty, with much of the footage never before seen. Since the day the original trailer was released, fans have tried to wait patiently for its airing in June. Now, a glimmer of hope has been offered and we might just be graced with this series earlier than we anticipated.

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Between NFL Free Agency and now potentially an early release of what may be the most anticipated sports documentary in the last decade, fans should have a little more to get them through the next few weeks.