For the past few years, ESPN has been doing something other than stealing other reporters stories and stamping their name on it and have produced an Emmy winning series that reminds us of what used to be. There was ad ay and age when ESPN wasn’t all the up inside of itself and actually pumped out good, original matieral and that has been revived with the 30 for 30 documentary series.
Each week, EPSN looks back on the biggest sports stories from the last 30 years and goes into great detail about them. The stories have varied from massive events like Magic Johnson retiring from basketball because of HIV, to more recent and bizarre stories like the controversy over Steve Bartman and the tale of a New York Islanders owner who bought the team without ever having any actual money to his name.
But they may have produced their greatest documentary ever, as EPSN 30 for 30 has finally covered the biggest sports story from the 1990s — Micheal Jordan’s heartwarming and thrilling win in Space Jam.
This, of course, isn’t a real ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, rather a spoof on the series from the folks at Yahoo! and their comedy wonks.
It fits right in with the current 30 for 30 documentaries and is brilliantly put together, even featuring real life commentators like Doug Gottlieb and Kurt Rambis. Don’t take it too seriously, it’s not completely literal but it’s hilarious and likely only a matter of time before ESPN actually does a documentary like this on Space Jam.