Watching Michael Jordan dominate the show in the 1990s was a distraction in the form of jubilation. The echoing hardships of existence would weaken one to the bone.
However, one glance at “His Airness” taking flight was all it took to break the staleness of everyday life.
There will always be a wide spectrum of highs and lows in one’s career. But even Jordan’s lows were enough to light up a grin on one’s face.
NBA fans didn’t have to look far as that dirt came in the form of the book “The Jordan Rules” by Bulls writer Sam Smith. The New York Times best-seller chronicled the Bulls’ championship season of 1991.
Michael Jordan cleared the air in an interview with Playboy about several allegations made against him in “The Jordan Rules."
He was questioned about his Bulls’ teammate Bill Cartwright’s opinion of him as a selfish scorer. Jordan responded and set the record straight.
He said, "Sam Smith says Cartwright said I was b*tching about not getting 50 points and that everyone could have scored 20 instead. That’s the biggest lie in America."
"The whole offense is set for Cartwright to score as many points as he can. If he can’t score that’s his damn problem. All I can do is throw the ball. I can’t make him move."
Jordan here complains about the triangle offense, which occasionally resulted in Bill Cartwright receiving the ball at the end of the shot clock.
That may not have gone over well with Jordan. He did, however, label the story about him complaining about getting fewer touches as false.