"The Last Dance" was a star-studded documentary where many notable stars, in basketball and beyond, were interviewed to pay tribute to the one and only Michael Jordan. The likes of NBA legends Kobe Bryant, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and even President Barack Obama were all interviewed for the 10-part series. However, there was one notable star missing: Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone.
Fans were questioning why 'The Mailman' wasn't in the documentary, even though many of the Bulls' old foes were present Now, we see why Malone declined to appear after an interview from ESPN's E:60 series resurfaced.
In an interview back in February of 2019, the two-time MVP still seemed very upset about losing to Michael Jordan and the Bulls in back-to-back seasons. The 14-time All-Star declined to speak about getting stripped by Jordan in Game 6 of the 1998 Finals too.
Additionally, the Utah great said that he always thought he was playing the Bulls, not just Jordan. He made comments like this one throughout the interview, which conveys Malone is still annoyed about never getting past No. 23. It seems like the two-time Western Conference champion wanted to "Be Like Mike" and is still a little jealous of Jordan's success after all these years.
While it's understandable Malone didn't want to be featured on 'The Last Dance,' it's easy to see why people are bashing him for the move too.