ESPN will air a never-before-seen cinematic production of one of the most legendary games in NBA history: Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz.
Game 6: The Movie will air on ESPN and the ESPN app at 9 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 20th, and will feature footage captured by five NBA Entertainment cameras that were at the game.
The movie will show the game in high definition, the first time footage from this game will be seen in HD. The first sporting event to be aired in high definition was Super Bowl 34 in 2000, a couple of years after Michael Jordan’s last game as a Chicago Bull.
The film will also include the original NBC commentary from the team of Bob Costas, Isaiah Thomas, Doug Collins, Ahmad Rashad, and Jim Gray, who all called the game back in 1998.
“The film footage paired with the original telecast commentary creates a unique multi-media experience the likes of which have never been seen before.”
- Gregg Winik
Executive Producer Gregg Winik, who was also an NBA Entertainment cameraman during the 1997-98 season, said, “The film footage paired with the original telecast commentary creates a unique multi-media experience the likes of which have never been seen before.”
I, for one, already miss “The Last Dance” tremendously and thought it was extremely well done. One last film about this legendary game is the perfect way to cap off what has been a great five weeks, where the Bulls have been the center of the sporting world.