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Michael Jordan refused to be interviewed in own home for documentary

Michael Jordan

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - OCTOBER 21: A gate with the number 23 controls access to the home of basketball legend Michael Jordan on October 21, 2013 in Highland Park, Illinois. Twenty-three is the number Jordan wore while playing basketball for the Chicago Bulls. The home which had been offered for sale for $29 million and later dropped to $21 million is scheduled to be sold at auction on November 22. The 32,683-squre-foot home features nine bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, a 15-car attached garage and an “NBA-quality” basketball court. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Michael Jordan went from overwhelming famous to fairly reclusive.

Yet, thirst for Jordan content remains high. He’s still a basketball legend. His shoe brand helps keep him relevant. Many still hold emotional attachments to the all-time great.

Enter “The Last Dance.”

The ESPN documentary has answered the call with unprecedented access to Jordan – mainly through behind-the-scenes footage of the 1997-98 Bulls and fresh interviews with Jordan.

If that weren’t enough, viewers have obsessed over smaller details like what Jordan is drinking (tequila). It seemed we even got glimpses into his Jupiter, Fla., home in the background of his interviews.

Jason Guerrasio of Insider:

Jordan was interviewed in three houses for the show, and none of them were his.

“The Last Dance” director Jason Hehir told Insider that Jordan refused to be interviewed in his home.


“There are certain aspects of his life that he wants to keep private,” “The Last Dance” director Jason Hehir told Insider.

“I looked for places that seemed like Michael might live in,” said Hehir in why he chose that location. “I knew what his real house looked like and I knew this is a wealthy guy who has certain tastes, so we wanted something to match that.”

This is a good reminder of how much Jordan controls with this documentary. That should increase skepticism about the narrative presented.

But I can’t help but think of three houses’ actual owners. What an incredible ego boost it must be to learn your home resembles Michael Jordan’s!