Following news that ESPN Films and Netflix will be releasing a 10-hour documentary about Michael Jordan and his glory days with the Chicago Bulls called, “The Last Dance” in 2019. Nike will be celebrating the film and the 20th Anniversary MJ’s “Last Shot” against the Utah Jazz during the 1998 NBA Finals with commemorative Bulls jerseys.
The jersey, which releases May 31st, comes in three versions: an Authentic away (as worn for the last shot) as well as Swingman versions of the Bulls’ home and away looks. Each jersey is equipped with NikeConnect technology, which will unlock access to select “The Last Dance” content prior to the series premiere in 2019.
The Authentic will come in a soft touch box with a clear window and magnetic closure and will retail for $400 USD. The two Swingman jerseys will sell for $120 USD.
“The Last Dance” will chronicle one of the greatest icons and most successful dynasties in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, with never-before-seen footage from the team’s last championship run in the 1997-98 season and interviews with Jordan, other key figures from the Bulls’ championship teams and luminaries from basketball and beyond.
The special-edition Bulls jersey also celebrates Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that selects the most vulnerable children aged 4-6 from high-poverty schools and the foster care system and pairs them with a salaried, professional mentor who stays with them from kindergarten through graduation.
Nike’s celebration will also include the return of the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” that will drop this June.
UPDATE: Originally set to release on May 31st, Nike has just announced that the Authentic version of the Jordan Icon Edition jersey will launch on Friday, June 1st. The retail price tag is set at $400 USD.