Producer Reveals Why Michael Jordan’s Wives/Family Weren’t Interviewed For ‘The Last Dance’

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Producer Reveals Why Michael Jordan’s Wives/Family Weren’t Interviewed For ‘The Last Dance’

 

Netflix and ESPN’s joint production ‘The Last Dance’, a 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls was a huge success.

But while we got to hear many stories from Jordan’s teammates and opponents, fans were wondering why his family life was barley touched within the 10 episodes of the documentary.

Many thought that it was Jordan who didn’t want his family life, including stories of his children and wives, to be part of the series, but according to the creators of the documentary, it just didn’t fit in.

‘The Last Dance’ producer Mike Tollin now revealed that he and director Jason Hehir did not feel the family fit in with the film’s general narrative.

Per ESPN:

 

“We had a checklist: gambling, conspiracy theory about retirement, his father’s death, his lack of activism and his teammates,” Tollin told me. “I think we touched on all categories. From the start, we asked ourselves, ‘Is this a workplace drama or is it a domestic one?’ We both believed it was a workplace story, and [director] Jason [Hehir] and I shared a general disinterest of the wives and children of the lead characters. Michael is one of the most private people of our lifetimes. He’s glad this is over. He wants to get on with his regularly scheduled life. Michael never said you can’t talk to either of his wives. We didn’t feel doing so advanced the story.”

 

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