BJ Armstrong was one of the best shooters Michael Jordan ever had alongside him in a Bulls uniform. He narrates his impressions of MJ.
Armstrong was among the league’s premier 3-point shooters at a time when it was still a developing art form. Individual players like Steph, Dame or Harden bomb more 3-pointers than entire 90s teams.
However, Armstrong also brought a clutch mindset and steely defensive resolve with his offense. In his best years, Armstrong was a crucial member of the Bulls’ rotation during their first 3-peat.
How BJ Armstrong remembers Michael Jordan
In his appearance on The Last Dance, Armstrong had a ton to say about MJ. Specifically, Armstrong was in awe of Jordan’s ability to put previous disappointments aside:
“There’s Michael and then there’s the rest of us. Michael just didn’t have a memory. He had the shortest memory of anyone I’ve ever seen.”
“Whether he made the shot or missed the shot he had already moved on to the next play. He had an amazing capacity to just be in the moment.”
“I always used to joke with him, ‘Do you even remember what you did yesterday?’ He always used to say, ‘B.J. the score is still 0-0’. That was always his thing. He just stayed neutral to every situation and it was a great quality to have and one that I just picked up over the years playing alongside him.”
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“He’s a very unique personality, unlike anyone I’ve seen. And that’s because he only really had one goal and that was to win. He wasn’t very complex, he didn’t play because he wanted glory.”
“He didn’t play because he wanted to be the greatest player, or because he wanted to be the hero. MJ didn’t play because he wanted to score the most points. He just wanted to win. All the other things really didn’t matter to him.”