Michael Jordan was about as intense and competitive as it comes for an athlete. He even infamously once punched teammate Steve Kerr during a Bulls practice several years ago.
Kerr was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and talked about the incident.
“I disagreed with him one time,” Kerr said, “I think he punched me in the face.”
Kerr was laughing when he said that, and tried to play it off like he was just kidding. But he elaborated on the incident after being pressed by Patrick.
“It was just the intensity of training camp. We got into a scrimmage, both teams were jawing, and Phil [Jackson] had left the court to go take a phone call and it just got out of hand.”
Kerr said he was stepping up to MJ in response to all the trash talking. Jordan didn’t like it, so he clocked Kerr in the face.
“It was just the competition. It was one of the best things that ever happened for me, really,” Kerr said. “I needed to stand up and go back at him, I think I earned some respect. B...