The ‘Last Dance‘ documentary gave the fans an inside look into a lot of things that were happening behind the close doors of the Chicago Bulls team throughout the years. In the first episode, Michael Jordan talked about his rookie season, where he shared something that caught many people as a surprise. When Jordan came into the NBA fresh out of college he saw several players throwing parties were among many other things, different drugs were used, and he said it was some of the older guys on the team who were using it. He didn’t want to take action and went a different way, distancing himself from the rest of the group.
According to Jordan, he didn’t want to participate in these events because he was concerned about what would have happened if the police showed up. The documentary so far shared quite a bit of dirty laundry, and that didn’t sit well with Craig Hodges, who played for the Bulls for four straight seasons where he ended his NBA career in 1992.
Hodges made a guest appearance on ‘Fox Sports Radio’ and said NBA is a big fraternity and that some of the things should stay behind the close doors. He was frustrated with the fact that Jordan’s former teammates were portrayed in that way, which probably caused quite a bit of problems for their families who had to see it in a show that is watched by millions around the globe.
“One of the things as players we call this a fraternity. So I’m watching the first episode, and I was upset about the ‘cocaine circus.’ That bothered me because I was thinking about the brothers who are on that picture with you who have to explain to their families who are getting ready to watch this great Michael Jordan documentary event and they know you’re on the team, and now you’ve got to explain that to a 12-year-old boy.”
Craig Hodges, via Fox Sports Radio
Hodges made a valid point, and even though the documentary is an excellent piece of work, some former Bulls members probably didn’t like how everyone was portrayed in that episode. These things should be kept private to a certain degree unless the characters of the story didn’t give consent for these events to be publicly available.