“There were several things he invented or lied to”: Michael Jordan’s claims about the “poisoned” pizza and willingness to stay with the Chicago Bulls after the sixth championship in “The Last Dance” were NOT true, according to “Jordan” Author of the rules
- ESPN and Netflix Documentaries The Last Dance has rocked the viewing of records
- The 10-episode documentary recorded Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls
- Long-time NBA author Sam Smith has disproved a number of the claims it made
- Smith’s 1992 book, The Jordan Rules, was previously considered the most revealing behind-the-scenes look at Jordan̵
Michael Jordan was accused of lying about various things during ESPN and Netflix’s hugely popular documentary “The Last Dance”.
The 10 episode documentaries have captivated sports fans with unprecedented footage from Jordan’s last season with his legendary Chicago Bulls team.
However, longtime NBA author Sam Smith says a number of claims are not true in it.
Michael Jordan during ESPN and Netflix ‘hugely popular documentary’ The Last Dance ‘
Smith, author of the 1992 New York Times bestseller “The Jordan Rules”, refutes Jordan’s “Revelation” that he wanted to return to the Chicago Bulls after winning their final title in 1998.
The Bulls finally committed to a full rebuild, Jordan retired while fellow Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman left with coach Phil Jackson.
Jordan claimed in the last episode that all four would have returned on one-year contracts if owner Jerry Reinsdorf offered them, but Smith calls this an “obvious lie”.
“It was a complete and obvious lie by Michael,” he said recently when he appeared in “Bonta, Steiny & Guru” on 95.7 The Game.
Smith’s 1992 book The Jordan Rules was considered the most revealing behind-the-scenes look at the famous Hall of Famer competition site
“There were several things in the documentary that I saw that I would know that he invented or that he lied about. They weren’t big things, but it was like watching a TV movie and they say, “It’s based on a real story.” It was. It was based on a real story. ‘
Smith also called on Jordan to make another of his claims, which was his explanation for the infamous “flu game” in the 1997 final.
In game 5 against Utah Jazz, Jordan had a weak and out of sync Jordan fight before leading his team to victory. The rifle guard had apparently fallen ill the night before.
Jordan appears to be fighting Utah Jazz during the fifth game of the 1997 NBA final
His symptoms were attributed to flu at the time, while conspiracy theorists claimed it could have been a hangover.
However, Jordan says in the last dance that they were the result of a poisoned pizza.
“The pizza thing – the poison – that was utter nonsense,” said Smith. “There were a few other things that I will not go into.
‘They weren’t big, but the thing ended up [about Jordan wanting to return for the 1998-99 season] was a complete, obvious lie. I know what happened. ‘