Tupac, Tyson Documentary to Air on ESPN
The film, ‘One Night in Vegas,’ will be included in the new season of their ’30 For 30′ series, which also includes documentaries on sports heroes from Steve Nash and Martina Navratilova to the late George Steinbrenner, Some of the series’ clips were shot by filmmakers Ron Shelton, John Singleton and Alex Gibney.
‘One Night in Vegas’ centers around the events of Sept. 7, 1996, when Tupac was shot and killed in Vegas, after attending the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon boxing match, which Tyson won in the first round.Tyson and Tupac were friends, as Tyson has revealed in interviews, and were planning to attend an after-party together that evening, to celebrate Tyson’s victory.
Unfortunately, Pac never made it to the party, as an unknown assailant fired 13 rounds at his vehicle at close range, hitting him twice and puncturing his lung.
“He was incredible.” Tyson said in a recent interview, of his late friend. “You knew he was a special person when he’s in your presence.”
The documentary was directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, co-writer of the Biggie biopic ‘Notorious.’
‘One Night in Vegas’ is scheduled to air on Sept. 7, 2010, exactly 14 years after Tupac’s death.