Documentary on the slaying of Michael Jordan’s father plays like a John Grisham novel: ‘The murder of James Jordan is really the gateway to a larger story’

It’s James Jordan’s name and son Michael Jordan’s fame that will bring audiences to’s “Moment of Truth,” but the docuseries has little to do with them. The five-part documentary, which began streaming Friday on the Amazon-owned website best known as a resource for TV and movie credits, is really about justice, incompetence, inconsistencies and allegations of corruption. The elder Jordan, a murder victim not long after his son’s third NBA title with the Chicago Bulls in 1993, is soon enough an afterthought. So, too, is Jordan after a retelling of his well-worn basketball origin story, …

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