Whether you're a casual basketball fan, recently tuned in to the 2020-defining sports documentary The Last Dance or are simply a fan of running Kanye West and Jay-Z's classic 'N****s in Paris' on repeat, it's likely that you've heard at some point of Michel Jordan's individual heroics in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Even after a decade-long career in which the basketball player produced enough iconic moments to go down as the greatest player of all time, Game 6, as it's commonly referred to, was perhaps Air Jordan's crowning moment.
For the uninitiated, Game 6 brought the 1997-98 NBA season, the one featured throughout The Last Dance, to a close on the back of one of the finest individual performances ever seen on a basketball court. With Jordan's Chicago Bulls locked in a titanic struggle with the Utah Jazz and down an injured Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan rose to the occasion one final time, not only putting up 45 points, but hitting a game-winning shot that's been immortalised around the world. Put simply, it's one of the most iconic games in sporting history.
Now, ESPN are capping off the incredibly successful Last Dance by bringing Game 6 back to life in its most vivid form ever. In a feature-length presentation dubbed Game 6: The Movie, the sports broadcaster are presenting the game in HD for the first time, using "never-before-seen game footage captured by five different NBA Entertainment cameras, presenting new and innovative views of the historic game."
To keep some semblance of the telecast feel of the original game, ESPN have also dubbed the original audio and commentary over the top of the new footage, giving a truly unique look at how the game unfolded.
"It’s not often sports fans get the chance to view an entire game in a truly cinematic form. Viewers will now have that opportunity," said Gregg Winik, Winik Media CEO & Executive Producer of the movie.
"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."