Remember how Michael Jordan thought people were going to think he was a horrible person after they watched «The Last Dance» documentary series?
Well, here’s one example he may have had in mind. Late in the first episode, the Bulls are in France for a tournament against foreign teams.
As the Bulls had the final game well in hand, the starters were on the bench laughing and smiling. Ron Harper and newcomer Scott Burrell were celebrating what was going to be Burrell’s first championship as the two called it.
Harper gives Burrell some love and says he will get him a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Then, Burrell goes to Jordan, who was sitting to Burrell’s left.
«Hey, can I get a hug, too?» Burrell said to Jordan.
Jordan, who was laughing not even a minute before, goes deadpan.
«It don’t count,» Jordan said.
Burrell went from giddy to win his first «championship» to realizing he just upset Michael Jordan. Uh oh. Undeterred, Burrell decided to stick up for himself.
«I’m gonna hug Jeffery and Marcus then,» Burrell said to Jordan, referencing Jordan’s kids. «I won a championship. I’m gonna tell them.»
«It don’t count,» Jordan replied again.
Jordan was not having it. After the game, the cameras caught Jordan celebrating a bit in the locker room, including a line that was a shot directed to general manager Jerry Krause.
«Phil (Jackson), keep it,» Jordan said. «Don’t let Jerry (Krause) get it.»
Jordan was able to celebrate that title a little bit, but did not like Burrell’s attitude about it. That much was clear.
Michael Jordan’s snub of Scott Burrell in ‘The Last Dance’ was savage originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago