Well, sorta. Maybe this is the more experienced, refined, mature way of trash talking.
The Golden State Warriors broke the NBA record for wins in a season last year with 73, besting the MJ-led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad by one game. Only…they didn’t win the one that counts: Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and ended up conceding the title to Cleveland.
In an interview with a San Francisco radio station this past week, Warriors owner Joe Lacob said that Jordan, now owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, seem to point out over dinner that winning that extra game was meaningless without a championship.
“People were drinking, having a good time and all that. But there was a moment where [Jordan] said, ‘You know, 73 don’t mean …” Lacob said before trailing off … “He did it. Michael Jordan did that. And I looked at him, and I just decided not to, you know, make a big deal of it. I said, ‘You know, you’re right? We didn’t win it. We had to get better.’
He’s still got that killer instinct, Chicago.
And don’t forget, the new radio home of the Bulls are our friends right down the hall, WLS-AM.