After Horace Grant, Scottie Pippen, another former teammate of Michael Jordan, would not have really liked what he saw in "The Last Dance".
It's a fact, "The Last Dance" would never have hit our screens without Michael Jordan's endorsement. Co-producer of the ESPN documentary series tracing the 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls, that of the sixth NBA title, the superstar has the right to tell his story as he sees fit. But instead of his loyal lieutenant Scottie Pippen, without whom "MJ" would probably not have put so many champion rings on his fingers, one would surely feel a bit annoyed after having seen these ten episodes.
Why? Because all along, Scottie Pippen is not highlighted enough for all that he brought to this dynasty. His primordial role in the conquest of the six titles is often underlined, sometimes even supported by figures, but he is mostly portrayed as a fragile player – his migraine against Detroit and his back injury against Utah, both in play-off , are widely discussed – and selfish – he purposely rejected an ankle operation to try to bend his leaders regarding a salary increase and refused to come into play in a close match against the Knicks …
He's so mad at Michael
Is it put too much forward in its moments of weakness with regard to its immense general contribution? No doubt a little. If he has not yet spoken publicly on "The Last Dance", the most important teammate of the Jordan era would apparently be quite angry with what he saw, according to an ESPN journalist, who indulged in some secrets in a radio show. "He is so mad at Michael and the way he has been described, as selfish, as if, like that, that he is furious at having participated in the project and not having realized what he was getting into Said David Kaplan.
Tuesday, already at the microphone of ESPN, it is an ex-partner of Michael Jordan, Horace Grant, winner of three NBA titles with Chicago, who had castigated "the lies" told by the legend of basketball in "The Last Dance" , which he does not consider to be a documentary. "I would say it was entertaining, but we, the teammates who were there, know that about 90% of what is said there is phony compared to reality," he said in particular.