Luc Longley lets it be known that Michael Jordan was unnecessarily harsh and that he did not like being around during the Bulls’ glory days.
Michael Jordan, on several occasions and most famously in the ‘Last Dance’ docuseries, let it be known that he was alright with being labelled as a ‘tyrant’. The 6x champ didn’t have two 3-peats by being the ‘nice guy’ and his Chicago Bulls teammates soon came to find out that he wasn’t planning on switching up that mentality, ever.
Most of Jordan’s teammates like Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, BJ Armstrong, they all echoed the same sentiment about Michael Jordan: he was a relentless in his drive to capture another title. One Bulls star who was not featured in the ‘Last Dance’ was Australian center, Luc Longley, who also has his own documentary airing with interviews from the aforementioned Bulls.
The reason as to why Longley wasn’t present for any of the interviews during last summer’s Bulls docuseries was said to be due to additional costs. Sending an entire recording crew to Australia was simply not feasible and so Luc was not included.
Michael Jordan wasn’t a great guy to be around, according to Luc Longley.
Michael Jordan did end up expressing regret over not having the Aussie big man included in magnum opus that was the ‘Last Dance’ but this hasn’t stopped Luc Longley from taking a couple shots at the Bulls legend.
“You don’t have to love a bloke to be on his team, to care about him, to play basketball together. I didn’t love MJ and I thought he was difficult and unnecessarily harsh on his teammates and probably on himself. I just didn’t enjoy being around him that much and that was cool. It was cool to MJ and it was cool to me.”
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“At the end of the day, we found a way to respect each other on the court and to co-exist and that was cool.”
It’s safe to say that winning 6 rings in an eight year span doesn’t really have ‘making friends’ on the agenda.