Craig Hodges Will Have This Dance
Craig Hodges will have this dance.
Craig Hodges won two championships with Michael Jordan and the Bulls but was conspicuously erased from Jordan's docuseries "The Last Dance."
As Jemele Hill said in a recent tweet, " When they were addressing Jordan’s lack of involvement in social justice issues, that would have been a great time to discuss what happened to Craig Hodges. #TheLastDanceAs."
Join Craig Hodges and Dave Zirin in a discussion about The Last Dance, Michael Jordan and how it all relates to why Craig was blackballed in the prime of his career.
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Two-time NBA champion Craig Hodges has never been shy about speaking truth to power.
As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating.
But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA for using his platform as a professional athlete to stand up for justice.
In this powerful, passionate, and captivating memoir, Hodges shares the stories including encounters with Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Jim Brown, R. Kelly, Michael Jordan, and others from his lifelong fight for equality for African Americans.