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The fifth episode of the 10-part ESPN documentary series The last dance, which covers Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s with a focus on their 1997-1998 championship season, will pay tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Arash Markazi of Los Angeles Times announced the news on Friday:
“Episode 5 is dedicated to Kobe Bryant,” wrote Markazi. “His interview was filmed in his office in Costa Mesa last July and they edited it a week before his death. They came back and looked at it after but it was perfect; nothing needed to be changed. The only montage was the dedication to the Top. “
The episode should air at 9 p.m. And Sunday.
Bryant was one of the many athletes, celebrities and public figures interviewed for The last dance, which features comments from former US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, actor-musician Justin Timberlake, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver, among others.
The 18-time all-star and five-time NBA champion died in a helicopter crash with daughter Gianna and seven others on January 26.
Jordan spoke at the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial on February 24 at the Staples Center:
He closed his remarks as follows, by Heather Tucker of USA today:
“When Kobe Bryant died, part of me died. And while I look in this arena and around the world, part of you is dead, otherwise you would not be here. These are the memories we have to live with and we learn from.
“I promise you from that day on, I will live with the memory of knowing that I had a little brother and tried to help in every way possible.
“Please rest in peace little brother. “
Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.