Michael Jordan’s competitiveness is almost as legendary as his actual skills that he displayed on the basketball court.
We’ve heard over the years about him punching Steve Kerr in the face during a practice where head coach Phil Jackson threw him out. What we didn’t know is that Jordan punched a lot more of his teammates.
Former Bulls center Will Perdue joined CBS Sports HQ over the weekend and confirmed a story written in the book, “The Jordan Rules,” which contained information that described Jordan as being demeaning and borderline abusive toward teammates.
“He did, and I wasn’t the only one,” Perdue said. “That’s how competitive our practices were. That wasn’t the only fight, that was one of numerous. But because it involved Michael Jordan, and it leaked out, that it became a big deal. And the funny thing was, in that practice that it happened, we basically separated, regrouped and kept practicing — it wasn’t like that was the end of practice. Stuff like that was common, because that’s how competitive our practices were.”
The best part is how the team kept practicing as if nothing had happened.
Perdue was Jordan’s teammate from 1988-1995, winning three titles during his time there.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.