Karl Malone and Bryon Russell reportedly refused to be in the "The Last Dance," the historic docu-series about Michael Jordan.
The final two episodes of The Last Dance, a historic multi-part documentary about Michael Jordan, aired this weekend as the world has been captured by the story of his one-of-a-kind career. Following the finale, the director of the series explained that only a couple of notable players refused to be interviewed, calling them out by name.
Jason Hehir, the director of The Last Dance, has said that two big names declined to sit down to appear in the documentary, revealing that Karl Malone and Bryon Russell both turned down the opportunity. In Episode 9, Michael Jordan details how peeved he was at Malone winning the Most Valuable Player award during the 1996-1997 NBA season. It would have been nice to get his take on things but, clearly, Malone was concerned about appearing in the picture.
As for Bryon Russell's declined offer, he's likely still salty about Jordan's memorable jump shot over him, which won the game against the Utah Jazz in the 1998 NBA Finals. The made basket has since been described as "The Last Shot."
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Hehir did not explain why the pair of ballers declined to be in The Last Dance, but Clutch Points suggests it likely has to do with reliving the pain of losing back-to-back to the Bulls in the Finals.
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