5 Times Michael Jordan Was Straight-Up Mean to Famous Celebrities
Like every great player in the opulent 75-year history of the league, Michael Jordan was no exception in facing the most formidable obstacles on his way to greatness. However, what stands out from His Airness beyond everyone else, is his ability to overcome the most demanding challenges and rise to the top. In fact, Jordan overcame his challenges while dominating his competition on the hardwood and cemented himself among the game’s greats.
According to former Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach: The day before game 4 of the Bulls Suns finals with the Bulls leading the series 2-1. Michael and Charles Barkley went golfing. They played 48 holes of golf. And Michael bought Charles a $20,000 diamond earring. Johnny asked MJ, “what did you do all that for?” Michael responded, “he won’t get in my way the rest of the series, what’s $20,000 to me? Charles thinks we’re great friends. I hate that fat f—.” Jordan dropped 55 in game 4 and Barkley never touched him once.
Shooting Down Rodney McCray
former teammate of Michael Jordan had this to say: 'He's the most viciously competitive player I've ever seen. That's what makes him, I think, the greatest player ever. He has practically ruined [reserve forward] Rodney McCray for us.' When the two players are on opposite teams in scrimmages, the source says, "[ Jordan] is in Rodney's face, screaming, 'You're a loser! You've always been a loser!' Rodney can hardly put up a jumper now.’
Destroying Muggsy Bogues
according to former bull assitant Jordan was guarding Muggsy Bogues when this happened: "On the biggest possession of the game, Muggsy had the ball with the down one. Jordan backed off of him and told him, 'Shoot it, you f***ing midget.' Muggsy shot it, didn’t come close. A year later Muggsy actually told Johnny Bach that he believes that single play ruined his career. His shot never recovered."
Hasan Minhaj does not get a warm welcome from Michael Jordan
While on the Jimmy Kimmel show, Minhaj explained his attempt to high five Jordan He narrated saying: “I just see him and I sprint towards Mike.” Minhaj continued, “And I just reach out. I’m reaching out for a high five. Like, I want his chocolaty hand to touch my chocolaty hand. Just like validate me. And he sees me. Then he nods to his security guard, and his security guard grabs me by the neck, just lifts me up and boom! Just body slams me into the ground and the whole casino stops.”
Jamie Foxx expresses doubts regarding Michael Jordan
Opening up more on his thoughts about Jordan, Jamie Foxx commented on his competitive nature as well. He revealed that the Bulls player was so competitive that he went as far as to win their handshake as well. He stated that MJ made sure to have a tighter grip and apply more force during a handshake. Foxx then said that he was glad that the younger generation got to know more about MJ through the ‘The Last Dance’ docuseries.