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Michael Jordan, who is indisputably the focus of the series, told Australian Story he regrets that Longley was left out. “I can understand why Australia would say, ‘Well, why wouldn’t we include Luc?’ And we probably should have. And if I look back and could change anything, that’s probably what I would have changed.” Last year, series director Jason Hehir explained that Longley’s omission was about budget and logistics. It was simply too expensive to send a crew from the US to interview him in the remote corner of Western Australia where he lives. “I didn’t expect to be a heavy feature in it because they hadn’t interviewed me, but I did expect to be in it more than I was,” Longley says.
Storyline: Luc Longley Documentary
An unfortunate consequence of Longley’s omission from The Last Dance is that his importance to the Bulls has been undervalued. He was, after all, the starting centre — part of the core group of five players who would begin each game. “He had the skill set, you know,” Jordan says. “He could shoot, he was very smart, good passer. He knew how to position himself well.” Longley was the ultimate team player, someone who was willing to sacrifice individual glory for team performance. “I cared about my teammates more than I cared about winning,” he says. “Winning became how to reward them, so that’s part of what drove me to be good.”
Luc Longley, the 2.18metre centre from Perth, Western Australia, who played in the all-conquering Chicago Bulls team during the mid-1990s, told the ABC he was ‘bummed’ to be left out of the doco, The Last Dance. The documentary on the career of the man considered basketball’s greatest player Michael Jordan, became a huge Netflix hit when it screened last year. Australian fans expecting an insight into Jordan’s relationship with Longley, a key member of the Bulls’ championship-winning teams of 1996, 1997 and 1998, were left sorely disappointed. ‘Sitting there on the couch and watching episode after episode where I wasn’t in it — yeah, I was bummed about that,’ Longley said in tonight’s Australian Story episode. ‘Why was I not in the doco? I don’t really know, to be honest,’ Longley said.
Storyline: Michael Jordan Documentary
‘I would like to have been in the doco so that Australian kids saw that there was an Australian in that team doing that thing.’ The Last Dance Producers previously explained it was too expensive to send a crew to Longley’s home on the south coast of Western Australia to interview him. Despite his talent, as a teenager Longley said he was not that committed to the sport. ‘I wasn’t serious, I wasn’t down in the gym like all the other guys,’ Longley said. ‘People around at that stage said, “Oh, he’s not going to make it. He doesn’t want it badly enough.”‘
But this time around, it’s not a current superstar or an NBA legend who weighed in on the whole global conundrum of Who’s Better Between LeBron and MJ? But nevertheless, he’s quite controversial: Tennis star Nick Kyrgios. In a video recently posted by the ATP Tour on Instagram, Kyrgios was asked the age-old question. The fiery Australian, as expected, gave a bold answer. “LeBron’s better than Jordan. Not even a debate.”
Storyline: GOAT Debate

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen to participate in Luc Longley documentary

Basketball greats Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen will head an all-star cast in a two-part ABC series centring on the life of their former Chicago Bulls teammate Luc Longley. In the Australian Story series scheduled to run on August 2 and 9, Longley breaks his silence on his relationship with Jordan and his bizarre omission last year from his three-time NBA championship teammate’s Netflix documentary, The Last Dance.
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