‘There are a lot of things he’s composed or LIED about’: Michael Jordan’s upbringing about ‘poison’ pizza and his willingness to stay with the Chicago Bulls after sixth champion in ‘The Last Dance’ is NOT true, according to in the ‘Jordan Author of rules
- Documents on ESPN and Netflix’s The Last Dance broke viewing records
- The 10-episode documentary streamlines Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls
- Longtime NBA writer Sam Smith refutes a number of claims made in it
- Smith’s 1992 book, The Jordan Rules, has previously considered that most revealed behind the scenes look at Jordan̵7;s shortcomings
Michael Jordan has been accused of lying about many things during ESPN and Netflix’s hugely popular documentary ‘The Last Dance’.
The documents, which feature 10 episodes, drew sports fans with never-before-easy footage of last season’s Jordan with his legendary team with the Chicago Bulls.
However, longtime NBA writer Sam Smith says the many claims made to it are false.
Michael Jordan during ESPN and Netflix’s popular documentary ‘The Last Dance’
Smith, author of the 1992 New York Times bestseller ‘The Jordan Rules, denied Jordan’s’ revelation’ that he wanted to return to the Chicago Bulls after winning their final title in 1998.
Eventually the Bulls focused on a full rebuild, Jordan retired as co-stars Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman left with coach Phil Jackson.
Jordan claimed at the last stage that all four of them would return to one-year contracts if owner Jerry Reinsdorf offered them but Smith called it a ‘blatant lie’.
‘That’s a complete and obvious lie of Michael,’ he said in a recent appearance on 95.7 The Game’s ‘Bonta, Steiny & Guru’.
Smith’s 1992 book, The Jordan Rules, is considered the most revealing behind the scenes look at the Hall of Famer’s popular competitive side.
‘There are a lot of things in the documentary that I’ve seen, I know, that he’s making up or he’s lying about. They’re not the basics, but it’s like when a TV movie comes out and they say, “it’s based on a true story.” That is what it is. It is based on a true story. ‘
Smith also called Jordan on another of his claims, which was his explanation for a deadly ‘Flu Game’ in the 1997 Finals.
Game 5 against the Utah Jazz saw Jordan weak and out of touch with Jordan before leading to his victory victory, guarding the shot that seemed to hurt the night before.
Jordan looks to be in trouble in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz
His symptoms were put to the flu in time as conspiracy theorists claimed it could be a hangover.
However, Jordan told The Last Dance that they were the result of a poisonous pizza.
‘The pizza thing – the poison – is a complete nonsense,’ said Smith. ‘There are a number of other things like that that I won’t go into.
‘They are not fundamental, but the object of the latter [about Jordan wanting to return for the 1998-99 season] is a complete, vague lie. I know what happened. ‘