Dennis Rodman calls out former Bulls’ complaints on portrayal in The Last Dance
As initially expected, the recently-concluded “The Last Dance” docuseries has garnered some mixed reactions following its conclusion last Sunday. This includes some not-so-positive feedback from no less than a couple of Michael Jordan’s former teammates with the Chicago Bulls in Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant. For his part, former Bulls bad boy Dennis Rodman isn’t having any of it.
In the mind of the five-time NBA champ, his former teammates shouldn’t be complaining about how they were portrayed in the docuseries simply because this was something of their own doing.
“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,’ Rodman said on the “Good Morning Britain” program, via Matt Maltby of Mirror.
“The next thing you know Michael starts to talking about the whole team… the team-mates I played with.
“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’. I didn’t care because I was already famous.”
According to Dennis Rodman, his former teammates just do not possess the right amount of mental fortitude to withstand the criticism from Jordan and the series, which is the very reason why they shouldn’t be sour.
Moreover, Rodman is claiming that for his part, he didn’t get affected by any of this — be it in his portrayal in “The Last Dance” or during his actual time with the Bulls. The former Defensive Player of the Year winner had already won two titles with the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons — ironically, The Bulls’ fiercest rivals in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s — prior to joining MJ in Chicago. In that respect, we have to agree that he was already a big name even before joining the mighty Bulls.