Michael Wilbon claims to have never seen Michael Jordan in Space Jam before in his life, ahead of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The 2020 Hall of Fame class is certainly stacked to the brim with iconic and illustrious personalities in and around the NBA world. NBA legends such as Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett graced the HoF hardwood alongside WNBA legend Tamika Catchings; just to name a few. The Hall of Fame, as everybody knows, isn’t limited to on-the-court excellence.
Michael Wilbon was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a part of the class of 2020 for his work as a journalist for the Washington Post from 1979 to 2010 and the near 2 decades he’s spent in the realm of sports and working with ESPN.
A couple weeks ahead of his induction ceremony, Wilbon took to the Road Trippn’ podcast to talk to Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye to talk about his journey through the sports journalism world. It was here where he dropped a bomb on the hosts regarding Michael Jordan and his ‘magnum opus’.
Michael Wilbon admits that he’s never seen Michael Jordan’s Space Jam before.
Merely a few minutes into the Road Trippin’ podcast, Michael Wilbon admits to have never seen the original Space Jam before which, of course, resulted in RJ and Channing hilariously being in shock. Wilbon actually admitted to this last summer as the ‘Last Dance’ was streaming but it went under the radar for the most part.
Can you actually call yourself a fan if you never seen Space Jam?
— Steve Pierre (@fugazing) April 18, 2020
Ever since the Michael Jordan and Looney Toons teamed up 1996, it’s been understood that the entirety of the NBA community has viewed it at least once. Luckily for Wilbon, he did not bump into the Bulls legend on the night of his Hall of Fame induction.
Michael Wilbon was extremely gracious during his HoF speech last night as he used to time to thank important figures in his life such as John Chaney, John Thompson, Wes Unseld, Elgin Baylor, and Kobe Bryant. “I’m grateful the Hall of Fame sees fit to honor the best in reporting and broadcasting basketball; especially when the art of storytelling has become so critical to consuming all elements of sport.”
“It’s an honor to be included anywhere the memory of those men is held dear and that fascinating stories can be told as long as we are able to tell them and audiences get to listen.”