According to the publication, Jordan is set to make between $3 million to $4 million from the docuseries, which focuses on the Chicago Bulls' 1997–98 season. It's unclear to which charities Jordan, who's worth over $2 billion, will be donating to.
Part 1 and 2 of the series premiered on Sunday, April 19 and averaged an impressive 6.1 million viewers.
Last Dance director Jason Hehir recently recalled, while talking to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, that Jordan thought people might see him as "a horrible guy" after watching the highly anticipated series. "When people see this footage I’m not sure they’re going to be able to understand why I was so intense, why I did the things I did, why I acted the way I acted, and why I said the things I said," Hehir recounted Jordan saying back in 2017.
Speaking of making charitable donations, the six-time NBA champion opened up a medical clinic in North Carolina in October of last year.
The Michael Jordan Family, in partnership with @NovantHealth, unveiled the Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in west Charlotte this morning. The clinic provides vital access to care to individuals in the community, including those who are uninsured or underinsured. pic.twitter.com/qA7JQtfpWW— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 17, 2019
The third and fourth episodes of The Last Dance will air on ESPN this Sunday, April 26. The series was initially scheduled to air in June 2020 but was pushed up after a wave of sports cancellations and the suspension of the NBA's season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.