ESPN Set to Air Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals in a “Cinematic Way”
With the popularity of His Royal Airness seemingly re-born, ESPN is not quite ready to pull the plug on its Michael Jordan content just yet.
On Wednesday, May 20th, ESPN is set to air Game 6: The Movie, which will show Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in a cinematic way. The telecast will highlight Jordan’s buzzer-beating shot over Byron Russell which ultimately earned the Bulls their sixth championship of the decade.
“Rarely, if ever, do you have the opportunity to showcase one of the most storied games in NBA history in an innovative, new presentation that includes never-before-seen material that takes fans further inside the action,” said Connor Schell of ESPN. “Game 6: The Movie is an exciting, creative way to deliver even more enjoyment to basketball fans after reliving the journey of the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls in The Last Dance. This material, which was captured on film, has existed in the NBA archives for 22 years and we are very grateful to our colleagues at NBA Entertainment and Winik Media for this incredible opportunity.”
This will mark the first time the game between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz will be available in high-definition.In the case that NBA fans feel they still haven’t gotten enough MJ footage from the last dance, Game 6: The Movie will air additional never-before-seen game footage which was captured by five different NBA Entertainment cameras.
“It’s not often sports fans get the chance to view an entire game in a truly cinematic form,” Said Gregg Winik. “Viewers will now have that opportunity. The film footage paired with the original telecast commentary creates a unique multi-media experience the likes of which have never been seen before. Now that the world intimately knows “The Last Dance” cast of characters, “Game 6: The Movie” is the perfect epilogue.”
The Last Dance concluded with episodes nine and ten this past Sunday.