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WATCH: Michael Jordan reveals story that might explain Bulls’ Luc Longley ‘Last Dance’ snub

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We all know that Chicago Bulls center Luc Longley was infamously snubbed in last year’s massive hit ‘The Last Dance’. And though the great Michael Jordan did mention that he would probably have his Australian teammate in the documentary if he had a do-over, new footage has emerged to suggest why Jordan may have passed on including Longley.

“He might not like this story,” Jordan says (via Bleacher Report). “In 1998 we were playing the Utah Jazz. The first quarter ends and Luc has 12 points, four blocks, and four rebounds. And I go to Luc and say ‘that’s how you f–king play, man. You do that, we dominate.’. We were up by 16. At the end of the game, Luc had 12 points, four rebounds, and four blocks. We were winning by 16 we lose by 15. And I just looked at Luc and said ‘You know what, Luc? That’s the last time I’m going to give you a compliment in the middle of a game’.”

Obviously, that’s not the real reason why Longley wasn’t part of the documentary. But, this recent video is proof that Michael Jordan continues to prove that he’s one of the most savage players the league has ever seen.

Longley, a three-time champion with the Bulls from 1996-1998, spent a total of 10 seasons in the league. Four and a half of which, he donned the colors of Chicago. The seven-foot-two center was a perennial starter in the Bulls’ three championship seasons and, though his numbers don’t suggest it, he was a key member of head coach Phil Jackson’s unit.

Cut him some slack, Mike.