Conspicuous by his absence in “The Last Dance” is Karl Malone, one of Michael Jordan’s chief rivals at the end of the Bulls dynasty, which concluded with two consecutive NBA Finals wins over Malone’s Jazz.

Jason Hehir, the director of the 10-part ESPN docuseries, revealed on “The Dan Patrick Show” that Malone declined to be interviewed and Malone didn’t say why.

“He declined through another party. We asked him multiple times,” Hehir said.

The night of the Last Dance two part finale, Malone got crushed on Twitter. 

RELATED: Karl Malone Appears to Have Made Amends with His Secret Son

Apparently he had a child when he was in college with a 13 year old girl. 

Now his son is defending him.  

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