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miércoles, 1 de abril de 2020

En Abril 19 del 2020 comienza documental de Michael Jordan

ESPN and Netflix Set New April 19 Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance”
10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA Championship in 1998 is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump 23

March 31, 2020 – Today it was announced that the premiere of “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series will air on ESPN in the U.S. on Sunday nights over five weeks from April 19 through May 17. The series will also be available outside of the U.S. on Netflix.

The series, directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,” “Andre the Giant”), chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, and features never-before-seen footage from the 1997-98 season as the team pursued its sixth NBA championship in eight years.

ESPN statement: “As society navigates this time without live sports, viewers are still looking to the sports world to escape and enjoy a collective experience. We’ve heard the calls from fans asking us to move up the release date for this series, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to accelerate the production schedule to do just that. This project celebrates one of the greatest players and dynasties ever, and we hope it can serve as a unifying entertainment experience to fill the role that sports often play in our lives, telling a story that will captivate everyone, not just sports fans.”

In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan, Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and head coach Phil Jackson agreed to let an NBA Entertainment film crew follow the team all season long. The result would be a remarkable portrait of an iconic player and a celebrated team – a portrait only now being revealed, more than two decades later, in “The Last Dance.”

As the series weaves its way through the tumultuous 1997-98 season, viewers will be transported back to how it all began – from Jordan’s childhood roots, the Bulls’ dire circumstances before his arrival and how the team was built after drafting him in 1984, to the struggles that eventually led to the team’s first NBA championship. As the series takes the audience through the Bulls’ first five championships, viewers will experience the off-court challenges, struggles and triumphs that were a part of the culture-shifting phenomenon created by Jordan and the Bulls.

It’s an unlikely scenario that serves as a fascinating backdrop for the inside tale of the 1998 championship run, with extensive profiles of Jordan’s key teammates including Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr, head coach Phil Jackson, and featuring dozens of current-day interviews with rivals and luminaries from basketball and beyond. All throughout, the tension and conflict that defined that final championship run are very much on display.

“Michael Jordan and the ‘90s Bulls weren't just sports superstars, they were a global phenomenon,” said director Jason Hehir. “Making ‘The Last Dance’ was an incredible opportunity to explore the extraordinary impact of one man and one team. For nearly three years, we searched far and wide to present the definitive story of an era-defining dynasty and to present these sports heroes as humans. I hope viewers enjoy watching our series as much as we enjoyed the opportunity to make it.”

The result is one of the most fascinating sports documentary series ever produced – a series viewers won’t want to miss. The full episodic documentary will air on ESPN in the U.S. and on Netflix outside of the U.S. as follows:

Sunday, April 19
9 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 1
10 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 2

Sunday, April 26
7 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 1
8 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 2
9 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 3
10 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 4

Sunday, May 3
7 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 3
8 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 4
9 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 5
10 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 6

Sunday, May 10
7 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 5
8 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 6
9 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 7
10 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 8

Sunday, May 17
7 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 7
8 p.m. ET - Re-air of “The Last Dance” Episode 8
9 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 9
10 p.m. ET - Premiere of “The Last Dance” Episode 10

NETFLIX (outside of the U.S.)
Monday, April 20 - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 1 and 2
Monday, April 27 - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 3 and 4
Monday, May 4 - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 5 and 6
Monday, May 11 - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 7 and 8
Monday, May 18 - 12:01 a.m. PT - “The Last Dance” Episodes 9 and 10
Immediately following each episode’s linear ESPN premiere, it will be available to authenticated subscribers on the ESPN App via mobile and connected TV devices, and ESPN on Demand via cable, satellite and DMVPD distributors.

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Clutch NBA: Kawhi Leonard gana el NBA Defensive Player of the Year por segundo año consecutivo

Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard wins 2015-16 Kia 

NBA Defensive Player of the Year

NEW YORK– The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, who helped the team finish with the 
NBA’s top defense this season, is the recipient of the 2015-16 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, t
he NBA announced today.  Leonard, a 6-7 forward, becomes the first non-center to earn the honor 
in back-to-back seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-90 and 1990-91.
Leonard received 84 first-place votes and 547 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and 
broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.  He edged the 
Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, who tallied 44 first-place votes and 421 points to 
finish as runner-up for the second season in a row.  The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside was 
third with 83 points (two first-place votes).  Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, 
three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.
A first-time NBA All-Star this season, Leonard contributed to a San Antonio defense that led the 
NBA in points allowed (92.9 ppg) and defensive rating (96.6 points per 100 possessions).  
The Spurs, a franchise-record 67-15 this season, were even stingier on defense with Leonard in the game: 
According to, they had a defensive rating of 94.9 when the five-year veteran was on 
the court and 99.2 when he wasn’t – a difference of 4.3 points per 100 possessions.  
Leonard also averaged 1.78 steals (12th in the NBA), 5.5 defensive rebounds and a 
career-high 0.99 blocks to go with career highs on offense of 21.2 points and 2.6 assists.
As part of its support of the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, Kia Motors America (KMA) 
will donate a brand new Sorento CUV to Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas – 
which has provided grief-support programs for area children since 1997 – on Leonard’s behalf.  
Kia will present a 2016 Sorento to the charity of choice of each of five 2015-16 year-end award winners
 as part of the Kia NBA Performance Awards.  Following this season, Kia will have donated a total of 
43 new vehicles to charitable organizations since its support of the NBA’s prestigious honors began in 2008.
The 2015-16 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award is part of a series of on-court performance 
awards called the Kia NBA Performance Awards.  The series, currently in its ninth season, i
s part of a multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors and the NBA, and includes five of the 
league’s most prestigious year-end honors: Kia Most Valuable Player, Kia Defensive Player of the Year, 
Kia Sixth Man, Kia Most Improved Player and Kia Rookie of the Year.  The series also includes the Kia NBA 
Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month and the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference 
Players of the Month during the regular season.  Kia Motors is the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA 
and the Kia Optima is the league’s Official Vehicle.  For more information, please visit
For the third year in a row, complete media voting results for each NBA annual award will be posted on after the announcement of each winner.
Below are the balloting results for the 2015-16 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.  
The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
PlayerTeam1st Place (5 Pts)2nd Place (3 Pts)3rd Place (1 Pt)Total Points
Kawhi LeonardSan Antonio84414547
Draymond GreenGolden State446215421
Hassan WhitesideMiami2123783
DeAndre JordanL.A. Clippers72950
Paul MillsapAtlanta31221
Avery BradleyBoston11114
Rudy GobertUtah11013
Tony AllenMemphis125
Anthony DavisNew Orleans114
Andre DrummondDetroit13
Jimmy ButlerChicago22
LeBron JamesCleveland22
Trevor ArizaHouston11
Jae CrowderBoston11
Al HorfordAtlanta11
Kyle LowryToronto11
Chris PaulL.A. Clippers11

Season         Winner, Team1982-83        Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee
1983-84        Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee
1984-85        Mark Eaton, Utah
1985-86        Alvin Robertson, San Antonio
1986-87        Michael Cooper, L.A. Lakers
1987-88        Michael Jordan, Chicago
1988-89        Mark Eaton, Utah
1989-90        Dennis Rodman, Detroit
1990-91        Dennis Rodman, Detroit
1991-92        David Robinson, San Antonio
1992-93        Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1993-94        Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1994-95        Dikembe Mutombo, Denver
1995-96        Gary Payton, Seattle
1996-97        Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta
1997-98        Dikembe Mutombo, Atlanta
1998-99        Alonzo Mourning, Miami
1999-00        Alonzo Mourning, Miami
2000-01        Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia
2001-02        Ben Wallace, Detroit
2002-03        Ben Wallace, Detroit
2003-04        Ron Artest, Indiana
2004-05        Ben Wallace, Detroit
2005-06        Ben Wallace, Detroit
2006-07        Marcus Camby, Denver
2007-08        Kevin Garnett, Boston
2008-09        Dwight Howard, Orlando
2009-10        Dwight Howard, Orlando
2010-11        Dwight Howard, Orlando
2011-12        Tyson Chandler, New York
2012-13        Marc Gasol, Memphis
2013-14        Joakim Noah, Chicago
2014-15        Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio
2015-16        Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio