- The highly anticipated ten-part documentary The Last Dance will start airing on ESPN on Sunday, April 19th
- Odds are set at +300 for The Last Dance to win an Emmy Award
- Read below to find all the different ways to bet on The Last Dance doc on Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 Bulls squad
As everyone is instructed to stay at home and quarantine during this COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN came up clutch by moving up the release date of The Last Dance earlier than anticipated. The first two parts of the highly anticipated documentary are set to air on April 19th at 9 PM ET on ESPN.
This ten-part documentary will give viewers an in-depth look at the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls season, as the organization gave a film crew complete access behind-the-scenes for Michael Jordan’s last year as a Bull.
Since it’s the closest thing to live sports we might have for a while, you can bet on all sorts of things in the documentary.
The Last Dance Documentary Odds & Props
|Win an Emmy Award?||Odds|
|First Person to Be Shown||Odds|
|Bill Clinton Impeachment Shown or Mentioned||Odds|
|Jordan’s Game-Winning National Champ Shot Shown||Odds|
|When Will Air Jordan Logo Be Seen?||Odds|
|After 10 Minutes||-200|
|Before 10 Minutes||+150|
|Will “gambling” Be Said?||Odds|
|Will “Sirius” Song Be Heard?||Odds|
|Will “Space Jam” Be Said or Clip Shown?||Odds|
|Will Barack Obama Tweet About the Documentary?||Odds|
|Will Kobe Bryant Be Seen?||Odds|
|Will LeBron James Be Seen?||Odds|
|Will Michael Jordan Cry?||Odds|
|Yankees World Series Champ. Be Shown or Mentioned||Odds|
Odds taken April 17th
Emmy Winning Producion?
This is an interesting prop bet for The Last Dance documentary. On the one hand, it has the potential to win an award of this prestige. The honesty, passion, and never seen before footage will make this ESPN’s most compelling watch since the OJ Simpson: Made in America series, which won an Oscar in 2017.
“The Last Dance” starts Sunday. The youngsters will see why MJ is one of a kind. pic.twitter.com/M6I3sXJFuk
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) April 17, 2020
I could see this Michael Jordan documentary being nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Documentary Or Non-fiction Series.
The winner of this award in 2019 was Our Planet, a nature documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough on Netflix. Now, The Last Dance won’t have the vocal excellence of Attenborough, but will still possess a lot of the features that go into a winning documentary.
ESPN’s 30 for 30 was nominated in 2019, which means sports documentaries aren’t held to a lower standard. There is great value betting on this highly anticipated documentary to win an Emmy. If The Last Dance lives up to all the hype, I don’t see why it can’t win.
Bet: Yes (+300)
Sidekick Scottie Will Be Shown First
This bet would be pretty obvious if Michael Jordan was one of the options, but he isn’t. The person to be shown or speak first apart from Jordan will have to be someone who was a key supporter in his life. Moreover, someone who can give a concise description of MJ to leave viewers ready for more.
"I'm doo-doo, he's s—."
— ESPN (@espn) April 14, 2020
Scottie Pippen was Jordan’s right-hand man throughout their time together on the Bulls. Pippen was a great athlete, scorer and was fine being the second option behind Jordan while being an elite defender. In fact, Pippen seemed to always have Jordan’s best interest in mind.
In a quote from footage used in The Last Dance, Pippen says all we thought about in the fourth quarter was “cold beer”. He then turned to the camera and says: “We don’t want y’all filming us drinking no beer.” I think he always wanted to hide the vices the team had, especially due to rumors of how hard Jordan would go.
I think Deloris Jordan at +800 has great value. MJ’s mother could give great insight on her son to start the documentary. This is a really tough pick, but I believe Pippen is the safest bet and still possesses good value.
Bet: Scottie Pippen (+350)
Will Kobe, LeBron Be shown?
I believe both of these NBA superstars will be shown. Kobe has already been listed as a star who appears in the documentary, so that is pretty much a lock.
Years ago I had the opportunity to work court-side filming coverage of Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game. It feels like yesterday @LindsayDunnTV . His clips in the upcoming doc “The Last Dance” with Jordan & the Bulls, will be another surreal reminder of just how short life can be. ❤️ https://t.co/l2ADCmAsPb
— CJ Gibson (@gibsonfilms) April 14, 2020
Kobe’s cameo is supposed to be a touching moment in The Last Dance. A legacy that will live forever and probably another inspirational quote to add to his extraordinary life.
I am almost sure LeBron will have a cameo at some point as well. Considering LeBron was touted as “The Second Coming” of Jordan, I am sure he will have something to say about how Jordan’s game impacted his life and development.
Lock both of these bets down. Kobe’s appearance doesn’t pose much value, but it is a sure thing so dump the brinks truck on that one.
Bet: Will Kobe be Shown: Yes (-300) & Will LeBron be Shown: Yes (-120)