Steve Kerr ‘Disappointed’ With The Last Dance and Michael Jordan For Portrayal Of Teammates

Published 03/03/2021, 9:34 AM EST


Michael Jordan had one of the most storied careers in the NBA. It was storied enough for the six-time NBA Champion to get a docu-series about him. It chronicled the final season that Jordan had with the Bulls, which ended with Jordan’s second three-peat in the NBA. The docu-series featured a lot of his teammates for that run, but Steve Kerr believes the stories weren’t told well.

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Kerr was one of Jordan’s teammates and has since gotten a championship resume bigger than Jordan’s. However, he wasn’t happy about how some of their teammates didn’t get the attention they should have in the documentary. However, he understood that not every story can be told, but was still miffed at the minimal mentions of Ron Harper and Luc Longley.

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“The hard part was not seeing some guys that made an impact on our team because they can only cover so much. But guys like Ron Harper and Luc Longley were really big pieces and people on our team. We didn’t get much info on them and I was disappointed for them because it really is a nice thing for all of us to be able to look back on as teammates 23 years later. I wish there had been a little bit more on those guys.”

Michael Jordan: Not doing justice to his teammates?

Michael Jordan was known as one of the hardest teammates to deal with in the NBA. He demanded a high standard of excellence from those around him. It evidently worked, as he and multiple other players have a whole collection of NBA Championship rings to boast.

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Chicago Bulls All-Star forward # 23 Michael Jordan file photos. (Photo by Tom Berg/WireImage)

However, does it matter how well the story was told in the documentary? Of course it does, as those championships weren’t won alone. But the series was about MJ and his perspective on those runs, so it may have been hard to add inputs from everyone.

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However, considering how holistic a viewpoint the series tried to give, it is surprising that some teammates were not given the same attention. Ron Harper was a pivotal part of those championship teams and Luc Longley was an important player as well. But it is nice to see Kerr stand up for his teammates from back in the day.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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