ESPN’s new ten-portion documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, “The Very last Dance,” has been given rave critiques. Having said that, not every person is delighted with the collection. Throughout a modern job interview on “The Odd Pair” with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker of Fox Sports activities Radio, former Bulls guard Craig Hodges criticized Jordan for the way that he portrayed some of his old teammates. Hodges, who played with Jordan in Chicago from 1988 to 1992, took exception to Jordan referring to the Bulls crew when he was first drafted as a “cocaine circus,” even though airing others’ individual company.
“One particular of the factors as players we simply call this a fraternity,” Hodges explained. “So I am observing the very first episode and I was upset about the ‘cocaine circus.’ That bothered me for the reason that I was contemplating about the brothers who are on that photo with you who have to reveal to their families who are receiving all set to watch this wonderful Michael Jordan documentary celebration and they know you’re on the staff, and now you’ve bought to clarify that to a twelve-calendar year-old boy.”
Hodges was also bothered by the actuality that Jordan referred to Scottie Pippen as “selfish” for the timing of his medical procedures in 1997 amid a agreement dispute with the front office environment, and that he blamed Horace Grant for leaking inside of information and facts to media members details that was reflected in Sam Smith’s book entitled, The Jordan Regulations. Hodges was also upset that he wasn’t interviewed for the documentary.
“Then the Scottie Pippen portion. Scottie was ‘selfish’. C’mon man, c’mon,” Hodges explained. “And then final night with Horace, that hurt me. I’m permitting MJ know that that ain’t appropriate, dude. Horace did not deserve to take the fall for ‘Jordan Rules’. If MJ is familiar with some thing else and appreciates Horace’s motive, then notify us how Horace did it for my sake, since I’m your teammate brother, just like they are, and I’m type of salty how most people received interviewed but me.”
Hodges plainly would have liked an possibility to share his activities and ideas for the documentary views that may perhaps have painted a a little bit distinct image than the mostly positive way in which Jordan has been portrayed. When Jordan was revered by most that he came across in the course of his days as a player, the feeling wasn’t automatically universal, as evidenced by Hodges’ reviews toward his previous teammate. Jordan was a notoriously challenging teammate at periods, and that won’t appear to have stopped for the duration of his write-up-actively playing days.