It’s not difficult to find highlights, books, YouTube clips and etc on Michael Jordan. After all, Jordan is widely considered as the greatest basketball player to ever live. However, there hasn’t been an official documentary done to fully shed light on Jordan’s life, until now.
According to the New York Post’s Richard Johnson, the NBA and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) are shopping an authorized doc that will cover the murder of Jordan’s father and his first retirement in 1993, his stint playing minor-league baseball and his return to the Chicago Bulls for their second three-peat.
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The producing team is led by Mike Tollin, who spearheaded ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series and is partners with Peter Guber in Mandalay Sports Media. The project has been pitched to ESPN, Showtime, HBO and Fox Sports, and Jordan’s reps are looking for a deal somewhere north of $20 million.
The success of ESPN’s eight-hour O.J. Simpson documentary earlier this year is said to have convinced Jordan that the time is right for his life story.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but it’s hard to imagine this not getting done.