‘The Wire’ star Wood Harris believes that Michael Jordan hurt his image by releasing the unedited footage of his final Bulls season on ‘The Last Dance’.
Michael Jordan didn’t have social media hype around him back in his era. Despite this fact, Jordan, also because of his impact on the sport, is very popular even amongst today’s kids.
Back in April of 2020, Netflix released the documentary ‘The Last Dance’. The well-portrayed, 10-episode documentary gave us insights into the Bulls’ players, coaches and front office of Michael Jordan’s era. For many over the world, the inspiring story of Michael and his winning-mentality was jaw-dropping. While there was also a crowd who weren’t impressed by the 5-time MVP.
One of the many, who Jordan’s documentary didn’t manage to impress was American actor Wood Harris. Recently, the 51-year-old star stated in an interview and revealed his reactions:
“Michael Jordan was exposed to be not as I thought back in the days. So if you just remember the era of Michael Jordan, he wasn’t a talker, he spoke efficiently, and he still does. The Last Dance kinda let us see him in the locker room a little bit. I just didn’t like some of that… I didn’t like seeing him be kind of an as*hole”
‘Wood Harris reveals a story which puts the Bulls legend in a bad light’
Despite being considered as a god to some basketball fans, Michael Jordan was no saint off the court. His documentary very well showed us all his on-court as well as off the court dramas.
The American actor Wood Harris reveals an interesting story that damages the reputation of Jordan. Harris revealed:
“There’s one story where Common Sense the Rapper from Chicago was a ball boy at the time. As a ball boy, he had access to the players. So he had a couple of friends that say, ‘Oh man, you’re gonna be around Michael Jordan.’ They gave him a little something to sign, see if Michael sings this for us.”
“‘Okay, I’ll see it, y’all give me $5… so he went to Mike who he was cool with as a ball boy. And Mike told him to sign it himself. As a celebrity, I felt like I just would never do that… It takes just two seconds to do and you know it’s going to the kids… I lose no love, but I lost some of my like.”
Jordan surely has had no bad intentions for any of his fans, or at least that’s what we’ve been shown. Love him or hate him, one definitely has to agree that Michael Jordan is a generational talent. We should be nothing but honoured to watch the 6-foot-6 guard do his magic for 15 seasons in the NBA.