It appears that Michael Jordan wasn’t being completely truthful during ESPN’s Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance”.
After the airing of ‘TLD” Chicago based journalist Sam Smith called B.S. on Jordan and says MJ made up or lied about several things in the doc.
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“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.”
It seems that Smith was right and Jordan has since been caught lying about something he said about Isiah Thomas.
In the documentary, Jordan vehemently denied that he was responsible for Thomas being kept of the 1992 USA Dream Team.
You want to attribute it to me, go ahead and be my guest but it wasn’t me
In his podcast “The Dream Tapes” veteran journalist Jack McCallum unearthed audio of Jordan admitting on tape that he gave Dream Team architect Rod Thorn an ultimatum on how he wouldn’t play if Isiah Thomas was on the team.
Audio of Michael Jordan admitting that he told Rod Thorn that he wouldn't play on Dream Team if Isiah Thomas was on the team pic.twitter.com/TXI27fRFhV
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Jordan: Rod Thorn called me. I said, “Rod, I won’t play if Isiah Thomas is on the team.” He assured me. He said, “You know what? Chuck doesn’t want Isiah. So, Isiah is not going to be part of the team.”