Get ready for an even deeper look at the legendary game that capped off Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' six-championship dynasty. 💍
For fans who may have been mourning the end of the riveting 10-part documentary The Last Dance, which concluded on Sunday night, ESPN has another surprise up their sleeve in the form of Game 6: The Movie.
Announced earlier this week, this latest documentary will offer an in-depth look at the iconic 1998 NBA Finals Game 6 matchup between the Bulls and Utah Jazz, which still stands as the most-watched game in NBA history with 35.6 million viewers.
Guided along by many of the same cameras that filmed The Last Dance, fans will be able to enjoy "new and innovative views" of the game through exclusive, never-before-seen footage.
Original commentary from the 1998 telecast featuring Bob Costas, Isiah Thomas, Doug Collins, Ahmad Rashad and Jim Gray will be included. (Hopefully, they'll highlight Costas' memorable sign-off from the end of the series.)
Game 6: The Movie will also represent the first time this game has been remastered and presented in high-definition. Meaning, if you're still skeptical about whether Jordan pushed Jazz defender Bryon Russell with his left hand right before his dramatic game-winning jumper, a move that Costas later likened to a “maître d’ showing someone to their table,” you'll have an opportunity to dissect the play in HD.
You've likely already seen snippets of this historic showdown, which was prominently covered in The Last Dance.
Facing off against the Jazz in the Finals for the second year in a row, Chicago led the series 3-2. MJ propelled his squad to an 87-86 victory in Utah with 45 points, giving the Bulls their sixth title in eight years. He also earned his sixth Finals MVP award in the process.
Game 6: The Movie is set to premiere on Wednesday, May 20, at 9 p.m. ET via ESPN and the ESPN App following encore showings of episodes 9 and 10 of The Last Dance.