Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ fared even better than expected in terms of ratings, success, and the GOAT debate but it has also had its fair share of controversies among some of the stars.
Apparently, several former teammates didn’t like the way they were portrayed in the documentary, including Scottie Pippen, and Horace Grant, who went as far as to calling MJ a ‘damn snitch’ and asking him to ‘settle their differences like men’.
However, Dennis Rodman thinks they shouldn’t be complaining like that because the documentary wasn’t even about them or the Chicago Bulls per sé. It was about Michael Jordan and his greatness:
“The players were a little upset because they felt Michael was throwing them under the bus. ‘You guys wasn’t doing what I want you to do, I’m the greatest, I’m determined to win no matter what. The next thing you know Michael starts to talk about the whole team, the teammates I played with,” Rodman told Good Morning Britain, as quoted by Matt Malby of Mirror.
The Worm went on to add that they just weren’t prepared to be seen that way because of the fact that Phil Jackson wasn’t an authoritarian like Jordan. However, when MJ has the final say on what stays in the documentary, obviously it’s not going to be focused on someone else:
“Mentally I don’t think they were strong enough to handle that, because Phil Jackson is a laid back coach. Michael is more like, ‘I’m going to do it watch me be famous’. He didn’t really pull me on that because I had already that will to win because I came from winners in Detroit and San Antonio. I didn’t care because I was already famous,” Rodman added.
Michael Jordan doesn’t usually talk at all. He’s spent most of his retirement doing his own thing away from the media and now we know why. It seems like every time he talks, something like this happens. That’s the burden that comes with being the GOAT.