The fire that burned inside Michael Jordan fueled six championships and arguably the greatest basketball the NBA has ever seen—but it also torched a lot of relationships along the way. Jordan felt like he had to carry himself that way in order to win. Whether it was turning opponents into sworn enemies or mercilessly swearing at his own teammates, Jordan didn’t have time for feelings or friendship: only winning.
In Sunday’s episodes of The Last Dance, we saw Jordan reflect on endlessly tormenting Bulls teammate Scott Burrell behind the scenes and also on the time he punched Steve Kerr during a heated scrimmage. But as hard as Jordan rode his teammates, he dished out his strongest venom to his opponents.
With that in mind, and with a heavy hat tip to Uproxx’s Bill DiFilippo for the inspiration, the Ringer staff decided to examine which current NBA players Jordan would have feuded with if he played today and how he would dished out his punishment.
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