The next two episodes in ESPN's 10-part documentary series, The Last Dance, will air on Sunday night. The story of the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan will continue, but there will also be a guest appearance from a late NBA icon. Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, will be featured during an episode.
According to a teaser trailer released by ESPN, the 1998 All-Star Game featuring both Jordan and Bryant will be a part of the storyline. There will also reportedly be a pre-recorded interview with Bryant in which he discusses Jordan's impact on his career. The two NBA legends rarely faced off during their careers, but they had considerable respect for each other. This was made evident by some leaked footage in which Bryant said that he wouldn't have any of his championships without the advice and guidance of Jordan.
While there are many fans eagerly anticipating the next two episodes of The Last Dance, many others are worried. Seeing Bryant conduct an interview and face off with Jordan on the court will just be too painful for them, and they fully expect to be emotionally drained after watching two episodes. Many even revealed that they are slightly dreading Sunday night.
gotta mentally prepare for the Kobe episode tonight #TheLastDance— Yardo (@jawadooooo_nyc) May 3, 2020
Idk if I’m ready to see Kobe in #TheLastDance— Brain. (@brain_the_gr8st) May 3, 2020
Watching LA Originals on Netflix and there’s scenes with Kobe 🥺 I’m not ready for #TheLastDance tonight— Cheeseburglar (@_QHefner_) May 3, 2020
Kobe tonight. RIP. #TheLastDance— Keith Cordero Jr. (@kmcorder) May 3, 2020
This is going to be a good and emotional episode tonight - 2 of the greats , R.I.P. Kobe #TheLastDance— Brady Carducci (@BradyCarducci) May 3, 2020
Tonight’s episode of “The Last Dance” features an interview with Kobe Bryant.May 3, 2020
I think once or twice a week since his death, I have a moment of "Is Kobe really gone?". Tonight's episode is gonna suck. #TheLastDance— Ant (@anthsam9) May 3, 2020