“The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season, airs on Sunday. But MJ isn’t the only legendary athlete deserving of such an honor.
The Last Dance will be tied for the longest documentary, in terms of hours on air, ESPN has ever produced in their “30 for 30” series, along with “O.J.: Made in America” in 2016, which highlighted the life of O.J. Simpson. The Michael Jordan-centric documentary has been so highly anticipated (a world without sports has also helped), that its release was moved up two months.
The Last Dance is supposedly filled with controversy involving Jordan, so much so to the point that he recently said the documentary will have people thinking he is a “horrible guy.”
Of course, Jordan is not the only athlete in the world widely regarded as one of the best of all time without major controversy. It’s obvious that a documentary about Jordan deserves this much coverage and footage, but here are four more athletes who might deserve similar 10-hour treatment in their own docuseries.