Jordan regrets leaving ex-Bull Luc Longley out of 'The Last Dance'
Despite the success of "The Last Dance," there is one change Michael Jordan wishes was made to the documentary.
In an interview with Greg Hassall and Caitlin Shea of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Jordan expressed regret over omitting Australian native and former Chicago Bulls center Luc Longley from the 10-episode series.
"I can understand why Australia would say, 'Well, why wouldn't we include Luc?' And we probably should have. And if I look back and could change anything, that's probably what I would have changed," Jordan said.
Longley, the first Australian to play in the NBA and a starter on the Bulls' teams that won three consecutive championships from 1996-98, told ABC he was disappointed he didn't make it into the documentary.
"Sitting there on the couch and watching episode after episode where I wasn't in it - yeah, I was bummed about that," he said.
Leaving Longley out of the miniseries apparently came down to budget, as "The Last Dance" director Jason Hehir said it was too expensive to send a film crew to Western Australia to interview the 52-year-old. Longley would've liked the opportunity to tell his story, though.
"I didn't expect to be a heavy feature in it because they hadn't interviewed me, but I did expect to be in it more than I was," Longley said. "I would like to have been in the doco so that Australian kids saw that there was an Australian in that team doing that thing."
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