Michael Jordan is a prick

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  1. dilly

    dilly Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    5. Shooting Down Rodney McCray

    Rodney McCray joined the Chicago Bulls in the 1992-1993 season at the age of 31. He was a very serviceable forward who had just averaged 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds three years prior.

    Eager to win a title, he was willing to come off the bench to help the Bulls.

    He had no idea what would come next.

    When asked by Sports Illustrated, a 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.’

    McCray ended up winning a title that year, but only averaged 15.9 minutes per game. It was also the last season he ever played.

    4. Challenging the Chief

    As one of the “Big Three” in the Boston Celtics ‘80s dynasty with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, Robert Parish was a proven leader.

    The seven-foot center, nicknamed "The Chief," had won multiple championships at that point and commanded the respect of everyone around him.

    Well, everyone but Michael Jordan.

    Parish was part of the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls in the middle of Jordan’s second three-peat. Instead of welcoming him with open arms, Jordan responded quite differently:

    In one of his first practices with the Bulls, Parish botched one of the plays and was amused to find Jordan jawing at him just inches from his face.

    ‘I told him, “I’m not as enamored with you as these other guys. I’ve got some rings too,”’ Parish recalled. ‘At that point he told me, “I’m going to kick your ass.” I took one step closer and said, “No, you really aren’t.” After that he didn’t bother me.’


    As journalist Kurt Helin states, “By that point, Jordan was an established leader whose style was intimidation and pressure. Jordan was the ultimate alpha male who let you get away with nothing.”

    And apparently, that included future Hall of Famers.

    3. Busting Kwame Brown

    Kwame Brown has become one of the biggest NBA draft busts of all time. He stands as one example of young talented phenoms who never lived up to their hype.

    However, his situation as a Washington Wizard certainly wasn’t helped by the general manager who drafted him.

    In a Sports Illustrated article by L. Jon Wertheim:

    As a leader Jordan proved more tormentor than mentor. Many Washington players got the business end of a Jordan harangue, but he designated second-year forward Kwame Brown as the whipping boy…A source told SI that Jordan ritually reduced Brown to tears in front of the team.

    The article continues that Jordan called Kwame Brown expletives, including homophobic remarks, according to The Washington Post.

    Not only did Jordan hurt teammates, but he also insulted his own players as a GM as well.

    2. Destroying Muggsy Bogues

    In the Bulls’ first-round battle against the Charlotte Hornets in 1995 after Jordan’s highly touted comeback to the NBA, Jordan didn’t hesitate to leave his mark.

    According to former Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach, Jordan was guarding Muggsy Bogues when this happened:

    On the biggest possession of the game, Muggsy had the ball with the Hornets 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.

    The next year, Bogues’ career certainly started to decline. Whether or not Jordan was the primary reason for this is up to debate.

    1. Cheating an Old Lady in Cards

    The biggest and most egregious example of Michael Jordan being Michael Jordan didn’t even happen on a basketball court. Instead, it transpired at the home of North Carolina teammate Buzz Peterson.

    The story goes like this: Peterson invites Michael Jordan over to play a casual game of cards with Peterson’s mother. No money is wagered—just a simple, friendly game.

    But when the old woman gets up to use the bathroom, Peterson catches Jordan trying to cheat.

    Trying to cheat not to win any money, but just because he wants to win at all costs.


    Author Chuck Klosterman summarizes it best when he says:

    And because the character in this anecdote is MJ, the story is charming. However, I doubt Buzz Peterson would tell this yarn if it had involved his mother and some random dude he met in Anthropology 251 (and if he did, the story would now be about that one time he brought a lunatic home for Thanksgiving break).








     
  3. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    he rarely pays off on bets on the golf course. played golf with LT and he says jordan has alligator arms. those motherfuckers pay for "mortgages" as LT puts it and jordan is a goddamn jew.
     
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    To be Fair McCray was 31 years old and Not many Players play past 31. Also He was an NCAA champion and Former number 3 pick in the draft and never made much of an impact on any of his teams.
     
  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I know we all we be very depressed when he goes.
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    "Shoot it, you fucking midget!" :giggle:
     
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    Great post.

    I mean, uh, *proudly inserts dancing gif about how it was too long & I didn't read it*.

    Reading is for squares, Daddy-O. I DON'T HAVE ALL DAY. Or two minutes, you know, same thing.
     
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    Howard is probably envious of him. He made lots of money from endorsements long after his playing days were over. Howard still has to work three days a week for his millions.
     
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    The greatest NBA player ever is a prick because he had an intense desire to win?
    Is Chuck Klosterman the leader of the everybody gets a trophy movement or the church lady?
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    nice guys finish last is probably a saying for a reason
     
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    I read one of his novels --visible man --pretty good
    but he looks like a lesbian without the beard
    not a good look
     
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    Howard related because.....................Howard loves thick black cock?
     
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    He is also responsible for the death of his father, but he's still the best player ever
     
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    Michael Jordan ruined the NBA for at least 15 years.
     
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    "Shoot it you fucking midget"
     
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    How does this guy keep getting sneakers named after him. He aint put on a pair in years. What a racket.
     
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    His winter hideout- just a mile or two from where I live. I've never heard of a single thing he's done for the community.
     
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    He bought a house and drove everyone's property prices up you ungrateful prick!! What do YOU do for a living?
     
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    Classless and free.
     
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    http://www.sbnation.com/2010/9/9/1678628/wayne-gretzky-michael-jordan-vegas

    Things always step up when you hit America's real gaming mecca, though. Rich Strafella, a VP and long-time gaming exec at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, was recently asked by UrbanDaddy.com to share his favorite celebrity story.

    "I remember a night when Wayne Gretzky insulted Michael Jordan at the table. It was a private salon game. Michael had ordered a drink from the cocktail waitress, and he gave her a five-dollar chip. Wayne took it off the cocktail waitress's tray, gave it back to Michael, grabbed a hundred-dollar chip from Michael's stack and put it on the cocktail waitress's tray. Then he said, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael."

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