Tim Duncan is known as the most quiet superstar in NBA history, but it wasn’t always this way.
Michael Jordan enjoyed a lot of recognition during his playing time in the league, as he won six NBA titles in the 1990s. The Jumpman broke a wide list of records in his 16-year stint in the NBA and received a ton of praise from the past and the present.
Yet, not everybody was enamored by him.
Tim Duncan made an appearance on the Dan Patrick show in 1998 and had some very interesting comments towards him.
Patrick: That’s it. You met Jordan?
Duncan: But Jordan’s Jordan. I’ve always respected him but I’ve never been a fan of his.
Patrick: Why aren’t you a fan of Jordan’s?
Duncan: Because everybody else is.
Patrick: Oh, so you don’t like Michael Jordan because everybody else does.
Duncan: No, I don’t like Michael Jordan because I don’t like Michael Jordan. You got me wrong there. I respect Michael Jordan.
Patrick: You respect him. You just don’t like him?
Duncan: I’m just somebody that isn’t that impressed by him. There really isn’t anybody in the world I’m impressed with.
Tim Duncan and the Spurs would be the first team to win a title when Jordan retired for the final time with the Chicago Bulls. He would go on to add a total of five championships.