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Ex-Bulls teammate upset with Michael Jordan over ‘cocaine circus’ comment

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Michael Jordan’s revelations from “The Last Dance” have been great for fans, but at least one former teammates doesn’t think much of the things Jordan has said in the documentary.

Ex-Bulls guard Craig Hodges, who played with Jordan from 1988-1992, felt that Jordan unnecessarily aired too much personal business. Hodges was bothered by Jordan’s documentary discussing the “cocaine circus” team.

“One of the things as players we call this a fraternity,” Hodges told “The Odd Couple” with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker, via Wil Leitner of FOX Sports Radio. “So I’m watching the first episode and I was upset about the ‘cocaine circus.’ 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 also objected to Jordan calling Scottie Pippen “selfish” over contractual demands, as well as MJ blaming Horace Grant for leaking information to the media.

“Then the Scottie Pippen part. Scottie was ‘selfish’. C’mon man, c’mon,” Hodges said. “And then last night with Horace, that hurt me. I’m letting MJ know that that ain’t right, dude. Horace did not deserve to take the fall for ‘Jordan Rules’. If MJ knows something else and knows Horace’s motive, then tell us how Horace did it for my sake, because I’m your teammate brother, just like they are, and I’m kind of salty how everybody got interviewed but me.”

That last line may inform why Hodges is so willing to publicly air these grievances, as he was not spoken to for the documentary. Perhaps he’s unhappy about that, though he does bring up a decent point about the “cocaine circus” aspect.

Here’s what MJ said that set Hodges off so much.


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