Ask any Houston Rockets fan about Michael Jordan, and they will tell you stories about how the Chicago Bulls great never wanted smoke from Vernon Maxwell. Basically, anytime they played, Maxwell’s defense was just too much. In reality, Jordan averaged 29.2 points per game on 48.0% shooting against the Rockets, which was just down from his usual averages of 31.4 points per game on 51.7% shooting.
However, it should be noted that the Rockets went 5-1 against the Bulls in Chicago’s first three championship seasons of 1990-91, 1991-92, and 1992-93.
These days, Maxwell is one of the best Twitter follows as he regularly takes multiple shows at the Utah Jazz and their fan base. You should check it out, it is quite hilarious.
Just recently, Mad Max appeared on the Ringer’s Real Ones podcast with Raja Bell and Logan Murdock and explaiend to everybody what it felt like to guard Michael Jordan.
“When you play against that muhfcka, you gotta be a little different. That muhfcka, he can sense a muhfcka if you scared. You can’t be none of that shit. When he elbows you in your shit, if you don’t do nothing, if you don’t elbow that muhfcka back in his shit, he know he got a bitch out here tonight.”
Maxwell averaged 18.3 points on 51.3% shooting versus the Bulls.
“I’m just being 1,000. He’s a killer out there. He’s a dirty muhf*cka. You have to be to be that great, man. Night in and night out. You have to be a dawg, and have that grit, that dirty shit.”
Maxwell will forever be a legend for one moment during his career as he casually walked up the stands to confront a fan and then punch a guy in the face.