The ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance”,  the story based around Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls,  premieres tonight with the first two episodes of the 10-part series.

And the images from that season exist because of the notion that Thompson had and Silver, now the NBA commissioner but then the person in charge of NBA Entertainment, helped arrange.

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Thompson, who already had been working at NBA Entertainment for about a decade, suggested embedding a crew with the Bulls.

Silver made some phone calls. They were off and running.

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