Jordan's 'Last Dance' Honesty About Cocaine Isn't a Betrayal of His Teammates

Cameron LeBlanc

In the mid-’80s, the Chicago Bulls weren’t just bad, they were outdrawn-by-an-indoor-soccer-team-that-no-longer-exists bad. Their badness in an ’83-’84 season in which they won just 27 games meant they picked third in the 1984 NBA Draft, a pick they used on Michael Jordan. The rest, as they say is history, and The Last Dance is retelling that history. That’s great news for sports fans desperate for something to watch, including LeBron James and NBA Twitter, but not everyone is pleased with the ten-part documentary series.


You can count three-time three-point shooting contest champion Craig Hodges among the haters. Hodges, who played with Jordan on the Bulls from 1988 to 1992, told Fox Sports Radio about his disappointment in one particular story shared by his former teammate.

“I’m watching the first episode and I was upset about the ‘cocaine circus.’ That bothered me because I was thinking about the brothers who are on that picture with you who have to explain to their families who are getting ready to watch this great Michael Jordan documentary event and they know you’re on the team, and now you’ve got to explain that to a 12-year-old boy.”

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