Michael Jordan is usually all about making his team better and succeeding in anyway possible, but he was outraged when the Bulls made one particular trade.
In his rookie year, Jordan had a dominant season for the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 28.2 points per game while shooting better than 51% from the field while helping the Bulls win an additional 11 games on the year.
35 years ago today: The Bulls signed No. 3 draft pick Michael Jordan.
His rookie season:
– 28.2 PTS | 6.5 REB | 5.9 AST
– Rookie of the Year
– All-Rookie team pic.twitter.com/2BRVmcTwCn
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 12, 2019
Chicago recognized that they had an elite talent on their hands, and as a result, they wanted to make some power moves to help capitalize on Jordan’s greatness. However, Jordan didn’t exactly like the move.
Michael Jordan Was ‘Unhappy’ With The Chicago Bulls Decision To Trade For This NBA Legend
What was the move the Chicago Bulls made that angered Jordan so much? Well, Chicago decided that they would make a power move to acquire San Antonio Spurs George Gervin.
Gervin’s time with the Spurs was at an end, and the Bulls were hoping they could get a little more out of him before he was finally finished.
However, Jordan wasn’t thrilled as he would say:
“‘I have no comment on the trade. Just say I am unhappy.”
Why was Jordan so mad about the trade? Well, in Jordan’s rookie year, he made the All Star game along with George Gervin. Feeling a sense of superiority, Gervin wanted to keep the young and flashy hot-shot uninvolved in the game, and so he reportedly tried to embarrass Jordan by making sure the Eastern Conference didn’t give him that many touches.
However, all’s well that ends well. Gervin and Jordan got along as teammates as Gervin was able to come to the realization that the both of them were on opposite ends of the spectrum in regards to their career.
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