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Michael Jordan accused of blatantly lying in ‘The Last Dance’ by ‘Jordan Rules’ writer

Michael Jordan, Bulls, NBA, The Last Dance

“The Last Dance” docu-series about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls has been a huge success, with millions of people tuning in to watch the legendary franchise as they made NBA history. Fans and players alike got a new-found appreciation for MJ and the legacy he has left, especially with his journey to win six straight titles.

However, not everyone is happy with how “The Last Dance” was narrated. Apparently, Sam Smith — who wrote the controversial “The Jordan Rules” book — has issues with some of the things that were said during the docu-series.

In an appearance on 95.7 The Game Radio, Smith disputed Jordan’s claim that he wanted to return to the Bulls in 1998-99 for a chance to win a seventh NBA title.

“That was a complete and blatant lie by Michael,” Smith said of the NBA legend wanting to return for the 1998-99 season, via Colin Ward-Henninger in CBS Sports. “There were several things in the documentary that I saw, I would know, that he made up or he lied about. They weren’t major things, but it was like when a TV movie comes on and they say, ‘this is based on a true story.’ That’s what that was. It was based on a true story.”

Smith, a longtime scribe following the Bulls, also took issue with the “poisoned pizza” narrative presented in “The Last Dance.” According to the series, a Salt Lake City pizzeria tainted their cheese-and-sauce pie delivery to Jordan while he was staying in the Utah state capital before Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Smith called the pizza story “nonsense.”

Nevertheless, despite a poisoned pizza or not, Michael Jordan delivered an unforgettable performance while under the weather against the Jazz for his fifth NBA championship.