Millions of people have been locked into ESPN's 10-part documentary "The Last Dance," which features Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
But did you know MJ and company once played in Buffalo?
Russ Potts is the man who brought an exhibition game between the Bulls and Kings to town on October 28th, 1992.
"One of the criteria is whether it's a good sports town or whether they supported other professional teams," Potts, the founder and President of Russ Potts Productions, Inc, said. "Of course in Buffalo's instance, they had such a great track record in supporting the Bills and then supporting their hockey team. So they were a natural."
The Bulls time in Buffalo was brief. They chose to practice in Chicago the morning of the game and flew out to Toronto immediately after.
But their time inside The Aud was quite memorable, as recalled by Scott Kindberg, who covered the game for The Post-Journal.
"Walking into The Aud that night was even different than I remember as a kid following the Braves because clearly everybody was there to watch number 23," Kindberg remembers. "Every time he touched the ball you could see camera flashes going off. When he came out of the game to get a rest, as I recall, there was some booing. Like Phil Jackson couldn't do anything right. I guess he had to leave Michael on the floor the whole time. It was just a special, special opportunity that Western New York and Buffalo in particular was not going to get. You knew that there wasn't going to be an NBA team returning to Buffalo anytime. So this was the one chance to see the greatest player in NBA history."
Kindberg wrote 15,779 people were in attendance inside The Aud.
The game was sponsored by The Buffalo News. Through his workings with the newspaper with his car dealership, Chuck Basil was named the Bulls honorary coach. Part of the job was sitting on the team's bench.
"The marketing director for the Buffalo News brings me down on the court before the players or coaches are out and sits me down at a seat mid-court, next to the officials box," Basil said. "Phil Jackson comes walking out and comes over and says to me 'Yeah, I'm sitting here.' I said 'No, no, no. I was told to sit here.' But I said 'You know what, maybe you should sit here instead.' When I think back that I told Phil Jackson nah, not your seat."
His son, Chuck, was the Bulls ball boy for the game.
"I remember being down there in front of everybody and just being kind of star-struck," Basil said. "All the players being so big, bigger than life too."
As for the game itself, His Airness not taking flight initially like he usually does.
"The thing I remember is he missed a dunk, if you can believe it. He made light of it postgame. He said that his legs were tired and he got some ribbing from his teammates, I guess, because Michael Jordan doesn't miss dunks. But he did that particular night. And I don't think he shot particularly well. I think he was 7/18 or something like that. But you know what, he could have scored zero and I don't think anybody... would have cared."
Jordan finished with a game-high 23 points in 26 minutes. The Bulls beat the Kings 105-96.
But the box score doesn't tell the true story of the game for the Basil boys.
"What was exciting was certainly being courtside, but different players at different times would come down and have a chat with us, including Scottie Pippen and some of these greats," the elder Basil said. "It was just amazing sitting there and chatting with them."
"Obviously at the time I didn't realize the impact of what a legend and legacy he would leave behind, but the fact that I got to meet and be in the same room, let alone inches away from somebody of that caliber is amazing and something that will stick with me for the rest of my life," the Basil son said.
Jordan did that everywhere he went.