“The Last Dance” was a 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls that served as salvation for sports fans when COVID killed all sports.
Although many loved it, a lot of people took issue with the documentary.
Scottie Pippen, for one, was very irritated with how it went down. Gary Payton also wasn’t a huge fan, nor was Horace Grant.
That said, they were the exceptions. ‘The Last Dance’ is widely regarded as a massive success, albeit not one that was perfect in every way.
This past week Jordan opened up about his biggest regret as it pertained to the documentary.
“I can understand why Australia would say, ‘Well, why wouldn’t we include Luc [Longley]?’ And we probably should have. And if I look back and could change anything, that’s probably what I would have changed,” Jordan told Australian Broadcasting Corporation this past week, admitting that the Bulls’ starting center should’ve been featured more.
In the same article, director Jason Hehir revealed that Longley’s lack of presence was simply a byproduct of budget and geography. Because he resides in a remote corner of Western Australia, it is hard to reach the big man.
Still, Longley was hurt by how things went down.
Alex Caruso stays winning. https://t.co/RPDs7KeKXN
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 2, 2021
“I didn’t expect to be a heavy feature in it because they hadn’t interviewed me, but I did expect to be in it more than I was,” Longley said.
A few months ago, Jordan suggested that one deleted scene from ‘The Last Dance’ really should’ve made the cut as well. It just goes to show that sometimes things get left on the cutting room floor, even when they involve the star of the show. That’s the nature of entertainment. It’s unlikely that anyone meant any offense to Longley, so it’s nice that Jordan took the opportunity to speak out and recognize the situation.
Related: Deshaun Watson Accuser Reveals Weird Stuff He’s Into (Video)