While fans across the country are enjoying ESPN's "The Last Dance," one former teammate of Michael Jordan's took issue with how he depicted the team's partying ways in the mid-1980s while cocaine use was still widely prevalent across the NBA.
Former Bulls guard Craig Hodges, who played with Jordan from 1988 until the 1992 season, blasted MJ for unearthing the copious cocaine use of several Bulls players -- Jordan called it a "cocaine circus" to great effect -- suggesting that these players now have to explain their past illegal indulgences to their families and loved ones rather than simply letting the past die.
Craig Hodges calls out Michael Jordan over 'cocaine circus' comments in 'The Last Dance' documentaryhttps://t.co/HfhZEMjXJR
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"I'm watching the first episode and I was upset about the cocaine circus," Hodges said, via CBS Sports. "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."
Hodges also didn't like the fact that Jordan has made so many enemies on this show, as he called Scottie Pippen "selfish" when describing the superstar wing's contract dispute while constantly to jabbing at Bulls GM Jerry Krause and Pistons star Isiah Thomas.
Notably, Hodges also seemed upset he wasn't included in the documentary, which is surprising given how the last few episodes focused on Jordan's lack of public involvement in issues of social justice combined with Hodges' strong belief that his career was ended early by his own political views.
When they were addressing Jordan’s lack of involvement in social justice issues, that would have been a great time to discuss what happened to Craig Hodges. #TheLastDance
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 4, 2020
Hodges might be justified in his disappointment after he wasn't included in the documentary, and he might have another bone to pick with Jordan after some of his dirty laundry was aired in front of millions of people.