Michael Jordan says Luc Longley should have been in ‘The Last Dance’
The Bulls legend says he regrets that his Australian teammate didn’t have a larger role in the documentary.
Michael Jordan says he does have one regret about the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”
“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 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
According to the Australian broadcaster, series director Jason Hehir said it would have been too expensive to send a crew to Australia to interview Longley.
“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. “Sitting there on the couch and watching episode after episode where I wasn’t in it — yeah, I was bummed about that.”
“I know it hurt him,” says former Bulls teammate Steve Kerr. “I watched it with my kids and I thought about Luc’s omission from it and how much he lost from that, and I feel bad for Luc.”
“I think the worst part for Luc was that the phone was ringing all day and night,” says Longley’s wife, celebrity chef Anna Gare. “Everyone wanted to know, ‘Why aren’t you in it? … How are you feeling right now?’ Like, drama, drama, drama.”
“Why was I not in the doco? I don’t really know, to be honest,” Longley said.