A 10-hour Michael Jordan documentary is in the works and the asking price is huge

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There have been countless documentaries about the incredible career of Michael Jordan, but the NBA and Creative Artists Agency - with authorisation from the man himself - are about to produce the mother of all biopics.

Jordan's story is fascinating; six titles, a retirement during his prime to play minor league baseball, a return to become the greatest basketball player in history and his post-playing career that has seen Air Jordan become a global success and transform the now 53-year-old into a billionaire - all of this with numerous off-court issues going on behind the scenes.

A two-hour documentary just isn't enough, that's why the project for a 10-hour production, led by Mike Tollin - the man behind ESPN's hugely successful '30 for 30' - is being pitched prime US networks ESPN, Showtime, HBO and Fox Sports.

The price? A cool $20 million.

According to Richard Johnson of the New York Post, the 10-hour doc will focus primarily on Jordan's, at the time, shocking retirement to pursue a career in baseball, the devastating loss of his father in 1993 and his emphatic return to the association to claim three more titles with the Chicago Bulls.

Production is yet to start, but with the backing of the now-Charlotte Hornets owner, it is tipped to be a huge success.

The inspiration behind the plan is ESPN's eight-hour documentary about former NFL player O.J. Simpson that proved to be a big hit.

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