Jordan Rides the Bus on PERSPECTIVESDate Posted: 15 June 2012 0 Comments
Last week, PERSPECTIVES aired The Two Escobars, a documentary about Columbian football and how two non-blood-related Escobars changed the nation. This week, PERSPECTIVES will be airing Jordan Rides the Bus, a feature on Michael Jordan’s time away from basketball.
In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and taking the Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship the following year, Jordan was jolted by the murder of his father.
Was it the brutal loss of such an anchor in his life that caused the world’s most famous athlete to rekindle a childhood ambition by playing baseball? Or some feeling that he had nothing left to prove or conquer in basketball? Or something deeper and perhaps not yet understood? Ron Shelton, a former minor leaguer who brought his experiences to life in the classic movie “Bull Durham,” will revisit Jordan’s short career in the minor leagues and explore the motivations that drove the world’s most competitive athlete to play a new sport in the relative obscurity of Birmingham, Alabama, for a young manager named Terry Francona.
Jordan was out of the spotlight for a while because of his switch to baseball. In this documentary, the Jordan fans will see just how he devoted himself to the game that his father wanted him to play.
Jordan Rides the bus airs on June 17 at 10 pm on Solar Sports and on June 18 at 11 pm on BTV.
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