Michael Jordan reveals his mischievous motivation behind joining the Dream Team for the Olympics back in 1992.
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest of all time, no doubt about it. But he is also famous for being one of the most notoriously competitive players of all time.
Those who have watched ‘the Last Dance’ already know about the great lengths the players used to go to, in order to bury his opposition in the ground. And for those who haven’t seen this masterpiece, His Airness was not beyond creating imaginary scenarios to have a killer’s mentality.
With that all in mind, it becomes plausible that Jordan had ulterior motives behind meeting any other top NBA player during his time. And well, the Bulls legend revealed just why he decided to join the Dream Team in 1992. And it’s not for the reason you think.
Michael Jordan only joined the 1992 Dream Team to spy on his teammates during the tournament
No, not in a creepy way.
Michael Jordan was the kind of player who would probably do anything that wasn’t dirty, to get a leg up on his opposition. And while he was the best player in the NBA from very early on his career, Jordan absolutely had stiff competition every year.
In order to get a leg up on his competition, knowing their strengths and weaknesses would have been a very good start. Who knows, it could have been the difference between winning and losing at the highest level. And well, it seems that Michael Jordan was of this exact opinion.
Michael Jordan said the greatest benefit of playing on the “Dream Team” at the 1992 Olympics was learning more about his teammates’ weaknesses
He went on to defeat Barkley, Malone, and Stockton in three NBA finals
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) June 15, 2021
This was the greatest US men’s national team formed in the history of basketball, and their best player only joined because he wanted to map out his opposition.
Truly, they just don’t make ‘em like Mike anymore.