10. The Forced Game of Golf Michael Jordan doesn’t spend too much time on the basketball court anymore. Now that he’s retired, his attention lies primarily on the golf course. Some would argue that’s also where it was in the summer of 1992. The famous Dream Team was practicing in Monte Carlo before they went on to obliterate the competition at the Barcelona Olympics. One day, his coach Chuck Daly and Jordan were playing a round of golf. It went down to the wire, but eventually, Daly came out on top by one shot. Knowing when to quit when he was ahead, Daly vowed to never play a round against Jordan again. Of course, the competitive Jordan would have none of that. He wouldn’t take his loss in stride and focus on winning in the Olympics. In a Sports Illustrated article, columnist Rick Reilly details what occurred: The next morning, at the crack of dawn, Jordan rang Daly's room. Getting no response, he went directly to Daly's room and knocked. Then he pounded. He wouldn't go away until he got his rematch. He got it, and he won by a shot. But would you expect anything else? Jordan could not accept losing, and while it made him the greatest basketball player ever, it reportedly brought out petulant and disagreeable behavior. 9. Punching Steve Kerr in the Face Currently a TNT analyst, Steve Kerr shared an anecdote on the Dan Patrick Show about Michael Jordan establishing his leadership: ‘I disagreed with him one time,’ Kerr said with a chuckle. ‘I think he punched me in the face.’ That disagreement happened during a scrimmage at training camp when Kerr took offense to something Jordan said, and he didn’t refrain from expressing his true feelings. ‘It was one of the best things that ever happened for me, I needed to stand up and go back at him, I think I earned some respect. But we have a great relationship ever since… you gotta prove it and then once you prove it, you’re fine.’ Despite taking a fist to the nose, Kerr walked away from it without holding a grudge. There were no hard feelings between Kerr and Jordan after that. In Game 6 in the 1997 NBA Finals, he didn't hesitate to pass to Kerr, who calmly hit the game-winning and championship-clinching shot. The rest is history. 8. His Hall of Fame "Sore Winner" Speech This is the one story that you can be sure is 100 percent true. The Hall of Fame acceptance speech is one that is supposed to be heartfelt and modest. It is supposed to be a reflection on good NBA memories and an opportunity to thank friends and family who’ve helped along the way. The key phrase “supposed to be” apparently doesn’t pertain to Michael Jordan. At least the speech came from his heart. And through this “23-minute cringe-athon,” Jordan exposed to the world what went through his mind and how he felt. 7. Fooling Charles Barkley The 1993 NBA Finals was a showdown between two of NBA’s biggest superstars of all time: Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns and Michael Jordan of the Bulls. They were also great friends who went golfing together in the middle of the championship series. According to 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. 6. Bullying Bill Cartwright You know it’s bad news when the Bulls released one of the few teammates Jordan liked and brought in a player from a rival team. Bad news for that player, that is. Eric Freeman of "Yahoo! Sports" noted: When the Bulls let Charles Oakley go and brought in Bill Cartwright, Jordan resented the loss of his friend and took it out on Cartwright, calling him “Medical Bill” and intentionally throwing impossible-to-handle passes at him in practice to draw attention to what he perceived to be his bad hands. Cartwright went on to help the Bulls win three championship rings with Michael Jordan, defending the paint against elite centers on opposing teams. Jordan may not have wanted to admit it, but Cartwright’s “bad hands” contributed to Jordan’s success in a big way.