How ‘The Last Dance’ Started With A Simple Idea In 1997
The idea for the ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance" came in 1997, and long before he was NBA commissioner, Adam Silver helped green-light the whole project. The notion began with Andy Thompson, the brother of Mychal Thompson and uncle of Klay Thompson, pitching his idea of chronicling the story of the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls to Silver. They made it happen. Without them, this documentary almost certainly wouldn't exist.