Chris Cuomo interviews Dennis Rodman.

Next year, ESPN will be unveiling The Last Dance, a massive, multi-part 30 for 30 documentary on the Chicago Bulls dynasty. Obviously it’s not possible to tell the complete story of the 90’s Bulls without mentioning Dennis Rodman, but it’s equally obvious that Rodman material could probably fill more than one documentary on its own.

ESPN agrees, as we learned that a 30 for 30 focused solely on Rodman is not only coming, but coming very soon: September 10th. That’s according to Los Angeles Times columnist Arash Markazi, who reported it yesterday:

Dennis Rodman was one of the more interesting characters in sports history and was prominently featured in the 30 for 30 piece on the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” era. Rodman will have a major role in “The Last Dance,” a 10-part 30 for 30 series on the 1990s Chicago Bulls that will debut next year. Rodman, however, will get his own 30 for 30 documentary, which will premiere Sept. 10 on ESPN. The film will be narrated by Jamie Foxx and chronicle Rodman’s Hall of Fame career and infamous exploits on and off the court.

Rodman is still making headlines today, in part thanks to his odd relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and it’s hard to imagine a documentary on Rodman not touching on his weirdly pivotal role in international politics. That, of course, doesn’t align with ESPN’s current empty effort to stick to sports, because it’s impossible to do that in a world where Dennis Rodman is involved in high-stakes diplomacy.

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