Former teammate Hodges upset Jordan told 'cocaine circus' story
Former Chicago Bulls shooting guard Craig Hodges feels Michael Jordan crossed a line in the debut episode of "The Last Dance" by sharing a story about teammates' cocaine use during Jordan's rookie season.
"One of the things as players, we call this a fraternity. So I'm watching the first episode and I was upset about the 'cocaine circus,'" Hodges said during a recent interview on Fox Sports Radio.
Asked by the documentary crew to elaborate on the Bulls' "traveling cocaine circus" of the early 1980s, Jordan recalled a party during the 1984-85 preseason where he saw "things I've never seen in my life," including players snorting lines of cocaine and smoking marijuana.
Hodges, who played with Jordan from 1988-92, felt his old teammate's decision to detail those events could have put some former players in an uncomfortable position.
"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 said.
Hodges won back-to-back NBA championships alongside Jordan before being cut by the Bulls in 1992.
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