Michael Jordan he was an unapproachable beast during the prime of his career. On the court, in addition to his unquestionable basketball skills, had other amazing ones that have gone more unnoticed, such as their ability to speak ill of their rivals with the intention of getting into their heads and destabilize them.
For many of those who agreed with him on the court He was one of the biggest ‘crackers’ in NBA history. Many others also dominated that ‘trash-talking’, the difference is that He backed that ugly speech that he maintained throughout his career and all his bravado with sidereal performances.
Dominique Wilkins, legendary player of the Atlanta Hawks, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, and who faced Michael Jordan in the considered by many best math contest ever at the Chicago All Star in 1988 (Jordan beat him in the final), shared a story about how badly spoken ‘Air’ was and recounted how he and his fellow Hawks experienced it when it happened.
Jordan burst into the Hawks locker room before the game
“We just walked into the locker room and We were still in suit and tie when Jordan walked into our locker room.… He walked next to me, he walked next to Kevin (Willis). And when he caught up with Randy Wittman, he said: ‘Tighten your laces well, it’s going to be a long and fucked up night.’ I didn’t know what to say, I was surprised. AND I scored 61 points that night”.
We were still in the suit and tie when Jordan came into our locker room … He walked a few steps and said, ‘Tighten your laces, it’s going to be a long and fucking night.’ I didn’t know what to say, I was surprised. That night I scored 61 points “
The party you are talking about Wilkins it was in the 1986-87 season. Jordan was already a superstar, He hadn’t made it into the playoffs yet (he won the first of his six rings in 1991), but he was already a beast that devastated everyone who got ahead of him during the regular season.
Como revel Wilkins, Jordan scored 61 points in that game, but the Bulls ended up losing to the Hawks (117-114) and ‘Air’ had to eat his cholera, although he did it with the little mouth after scoring over 60 points and proving that he was unstoppable despite the defeat. But to a compulsive winner like him it sure made him feel bad.