Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan donated $2 million of the proceeds from his hit documentary "The Last Dance" to Feeding America in anticipation of an increased need during the holiday season.
"The Last Dance" was co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix and pulled in an average of 5.6 million viewers over the course of its 10 episodes. It focused on the career of Jordan, specifically highlighting the 1997-1998 season, Jordan's last with the Chicago Bulls.
In a statement, the six-time NBA champion said he was "proud" to make the donation.
"In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to pause and give thanks. I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from The Last Dance to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America's hungry," Jordan said.