Michael Jordan can be thankful that social media wasn’t available during his prime. Between Jordan’s aggressive nature, penchant for gambling and love of women, he would have been Manziel.
The intensity of Bulls practices during their championship runs in the 1990’s were legendary. We’ve heard the story of MJ pumching Steve Kerr in the eye, but Horace Grant has an even better story.
On Monday, former Bull Horace Grant sat down with HOT97 and Ebro to share the story of Jordan knocking out Will Purdue.
“Our practices were so intense because Phil, the mastermind behind everything, would put MJ on the second team, me and Scottie would be on the first team, and being competitive like he was, man. Unreal, unreal. Of course punches got thrown, many fights. I’m just so happy that social media wasn’t (around) back then.”
“I hate to tell the story but Will and I are still good friends … Typical Phil (Jackson) we run this play and Will set an illegal pick on MJ, and MJ said,’Will, don’t do that again.’ ‘Whatcha talking about’ that’s Will. MJ says alright; Phil says run it again. So naturally we run it two more times, illegal pick. MJ walks up to Will — boom. Lit him up. It was over; we grabbed Will — you’re not going to hurt MJ. MJ can take care of himself. The next day on the plane, Will gets on with this huge shiner.”