LeBron James is among many who have been clamoring for the Michael Jordan-1990s Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance.” Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN on Monday finally succumbed to an overwhelming pressure campaign on social media — and elsewhere when it comes to LeBron James — and announced the network has moved up the release date for the highly anticipated Michael Jordan-1990s Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance.”

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported Monday that ESPN and its partners have agreed to premiere “The Last Dance” on Sunday, April 19. 

A 10-part series, ESPN will air two one-hour episodes each Sunday, with the final two installments broadcast on May 17.

Like many basketball fans craving some kind of content to fill the void of the sports world coming to a complete standstill, James was understandably ecstatic over the news concerning the documentary about his unquestioned idol above all his other basketball heroes.

Taking to Twitter Monday night, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar exclaimed, “April 19th can’t come fast enough.”

James pushed for an earlier release date for “The Last Dance” during an appearance last week on the “Road Trippin'” podcast published by his Uninterrupted social media platform.

“If they release that thing right now? The views on it?” James said. “Listen, if I’m Michael Jordan, I’m going in there and I’m making a conference call and I’m like, ‘OK, what’s the reason that we’re going to hold on to it until June now? Compared to now when everybody is at home?' ”

James has been a much-needed presence on social media to pass the time amid the NBA’s ongoing hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. His activities have been a welcome distraction, though it merits noting that James has been performing good deeds as well during the COVID-19 outbreak.

With the release date of the MJ documentary, James has gotten his wish, and in some small way, received a reward for his efforts in helping NBA fans get through these unprecedented times.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.


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