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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" The Last Dance "is a monumental success and has further strengthened the legend of Michael Jordan. Sam Smith, author of the book "The Jordan Rules", considers that the latter often lied in this documentary dedicated to his vision of things. "The Last Dance", the documentary series available on Netflix which chronicles Michael Jordan’s final year with the Chicago Bulls, was talked about long before it aired. It was a huge audience success that revived the legend Jordan, if need be, and continues to do so. Talking entirely around Michael Jordan, "The Last Dance" essentially proposes the vision of events according to the spectrum and the memories of "His Airness". Enough to jump up some such as Scottie Pippen or Horace Grant. Lately it is the journalist Sam Smith, who we find in "The Last Dance", which goes up to the niche at CBS. “It's like when you go to see a film that is inspired by a real story. There, it's the same. It is inspired by a real story, but it is not the story. " "The Last Dance" upsets the NBA A great connoisseur of the Bulls and Jordan, Smith wrote the book The Jordan Rules who somewhat damaged the perfect image of the latter by describing him as tyrannical towards his teammates. And he jumped in front of certain parts of the show. "I was there, I know what happened and there are a lot of things he invented, lies. Some are not important, but others are glaring. " Smith mentions in particular the fact that Jordan would have liked to continue one more year to go for a seventh NBA title, but that the owners of the franchise had decided otherwise and had chosen to rebuild the team, forcing him to retire. Smith recalls that the departure of Phil Jackson, the coach at the time, had been known for a long time since he himself asked to take a sabbatical after this famous 1997-1998 season. Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Bulls, would then have had an appointment with Jordan just before the lockout that would shorten the season. He would have tried to convince Jordan to take his time and not immediately decide to stop his career. Jordan indulges like never before To which the star would have replied that he was tired of carrying the team at arm's length. “Pippen was unable to play the sixth game in the final because of his back injury. He limps. Dennis (Rodman) is crazy. I don't want to be with these guys anymore ". Reinsdorf noted that with Kukoc, Harper or the arrival of Brent Barry, the team would still look great, it was not enough to keep Jordan. "And he says they pushed him to leave. But who ever forced Michael Jordan to do anything? In short, a blatant lie "says Smith. The journalist also explains that the so-called pizza poisoning in the 1997 final would be "Total nonsense". Another arrangement with reality, perhaps, but devilishly effective in terms of storytelling. "Data-reactid =" 19 ">" The Last Dance "is a monumental success and has further strengthened the legend of Michael Jordan. Sam Smith, author of the book "The Jordan Rules", believes that the latter often lied in this documentary dedicated to his vision of things. "The Last Dance", the documentary series available on Netflix which traces Michael Jordan's last year with the Chicago Bulls , was talked about long before it aired. It was a huge audience success that revived the legend Jordan if necessary. And it continues to be talked about. Dance ”essentially offers the vision of events according to the spectrum and memories of“ His Airness ”. Enough to jump up some such as Scottie Pippen or Horace Grant. Lately it is the journalist Sam Smith, who we find in "The Last Dance", which goes up to the niche at CBS. “It's like when you go to see a film that is inspired by a real story. There, it's the same. It is inspired by a real story, but it is not the story. " "The Last Dance" moves the NBA A great connoisseur of the Bulls and Jordan, Smith wrote the book The Jordan Rules who somewhat damaged the perfect image of the latter by describing him as tyrannical towards his teammates. And he jumped in front of certain parts of the show. "I was there, I know what happened and there are a lot of things he invented, lies. Some are not important, but others are glaring. " Smith mentions in particular the fact that Jordan would have liked to continue one more year to go for a seventh NBA title, but that the owners of the franchise had decided otherwise and had chosen to rebuild the team, forcing him to retire. Smith recalls that the departure of Phil Jackson, the coach at the time, had been known for a long time since he himself asked to take a sabbatical after this famous 1997-1998 season. Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Bulls, would then have had an appointment with Jordan just before the lockout that would shorten the season. He would have tried to convince Jordan to take his time and not immediately decide to stop his career. Jordan indulges as never before What the star would have told him that he was tired of carrying the team at arm's length. “Pippen was unable to play the sixth game in the final because of his back injury. He limps. Dennis (Rodman) is crazy. I don't want to be with these guys anymore ". Reinsdorf noted that with Kukoc, Harper or the arrival of Brent Barry, the team would still look great, it was not enough to keep Jordan. "And he says they pushed him to leave. But who ever forced Michael Jordan to do anything? In short, a blatant lie "says Smith. The journalist also explains that the so-called pizza poisoning in the 1997 final would be "Total nonsense". Another arrangement with reality, perhaps, but devilishly effective in terms of storytelling.