“Michael Jordan was magnificent in OT loss”: When Shaquille O’Neal beat Bulls legend as a rookie despite MJ scoring 64 points

Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal had a duel for the ages in the Lakers legend’s rookie season. Jordan scored 64, but Shaq led the Magic to an OT win. Jordan and Shaq are the last two NBA players to win…

“Luka Doncic is better than 21-year-old LeBron James”: Mavs star surpasses Michael Jordan in career triple-double during loss to Bulls on Sunday

Mavs franchise star Luka Doncic surpassed Michael Jordan in career triple-doubles despite playing barely 1/7th of the GOAT’s career thus far. Doncic compiled the 29th triple-double of his fledgling, young career despite the Mavs’ blowout loss to the Bulls Sunday…

“Like Michael Jordan, are you really willing to do what goes into winning?”: Billy Donovan’s inspirational locker room speech to Zach LaVine and his Bulls team

Billy Donovan wants his wards at the Chicago Bulls to channel the spirit of Michael Jordan. He made a moving comment in the locker room yesterday. Donovan is one of those coaches who’s well known for his ability to handle…

“Like chicken-fighting with a woman”: When Michael Jordan hilariously explained why he hated playing against Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers

The rivalry between Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller is among the great storylines of the 1990s. The Pacers were among the best teams not to win a title. With the Bulls and Pacers being in the same division, Jordan faced…

“Don’t ever trash talk Black Jesus”: When Reggie Miller trash talked Michael Jordan in a preseason Bulls game and got shut down in the second half

Reggie Miller and Michael Jordan developed a rivalry over the course of their many seasons competing with each other in the NBA. The only two teams to push the threepeating Bulls were the New York Knicks in 1992 and the…

“Michael Jordan wouldn’t make playoffs with 2007 Cavaliers”: Gilbert Arenas controversially puts Lakers’ LeBron James on pedestal over the GOAT

Gilbert Arenas implied that Michael Jordan, far from making the Finals, wouldn’t even make the playoffs with the team LeBron James had in 2007. In his third season with the Cavaliers, James led an average squad to the Eastern Conference…

“Kobe Bryant was not afraid of Michael Jordan”: When Lakers legend spoke about the times he faced the GOAT as a young player

Stylistically and mentality wise, there is no player closer to Michael Jordan than Kobe Bryant. The Lakers lifer was his generation’s MJ. Kobe came into the league with the aim of becoming the greatest basketball player ever. He wasn’t shy…

“Michael Jordan injured Patrick Ewing while wrestling”: When 1984 Team USA Olympics teammates ended up having fights as roommates

The bond between Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing is among the most iconic in basketball. The two were great friends off the court despite their rivalry on it. The rivalry between the two all-time legends began in their college career.…

“They all wanted to beat Michael Jordan with Chicago Bulls”: Why ‘the GOAT’ announced his 2nd retirement and shocked the NBA fraternity

All the talk about ‘The Last Dance’ and the 97-98 Chicago Bulls season was focused on how it would be the final bow for Michael Jordan. Through 14 years in Chicago – 18 months of which were spent playing baseball…

“I’d pick Bill Russell over Michael Jordan”: When Phil Jackson picked Celtics legend over the GOAT as his first pick in all-time fantasy draft

When Phil Jackson was promoting ‘Eleven Rings’, he controversially picked Bill Russell over Michael Jordan as his first pick in an all-time draft. Phil Jackson played in the NBA for a good 12 years before moving on to coaching. He…