On The Day Will Perdue Got A Black Eye From Michael Jordan

"Thank God there was no social media back then." -- Horace Grant

As much as people long for the days of Michael Jordan taking to the air of being the best player in the world again, in reality, the entity we know as MJ might have never been allowed to take off if social media was around 20-30 years ago. Let's make a quick list.

  1. Remember when MJ went to the 1985 All-Star Game as a rookie wearing gold chains and stealing all the shine from the other stars? That led to Isiah Thomas and the rest of the East freezing out Jordan and not passing him the ball. This would've made for a field day on Twitter. (Although MJ did exact a bit of revenge on the Dream Team.)
  2. MJ confessing to Pat Riley that he'd be content without winning a championship. Could you imagine LeBron saying this? The internet would've killed him.
  3. MJ's issues with gambling have become a part of his legacy, but could you imagine TMZ crashing Atlantic City to see a jaundiced-eyed Jordan smoking a stogie with a salacious, ethnically ambiguous lady of the night wearing big hoop earrings on his lap while yelling, "BET A THOUSAND, SHOOT A THOUSAND" in a casino? The memes would fly.
  4. The baseball career of Michael Jordan would be slandered to the high heavens. Because you can't be out here failing at life.
  5. Jordan's time with the Washington Wizards would've received extreme scrutiny. All those missed dunks and cussing out sessions of Jerry Stackhouse and Richard Hamilton? We would've had a field day with that.

That's just a quick list off the top of my head, not to mention the fact that Jordan had a tendency to punch out his (white) teammates in practice when things weren't going right. From Steve Kerr to Jud Buechler, the chin check was always an option. Evidently, MJ was also willing to punch out (white) guys taller than him too.

Per the words of Horace Grant on HOT 97 last week:

“I hate to tell the story, but Will and I are still good friends … Typical Phil (Jackson), we run this play and Will set an illegal pick on MJ, and MJ said, 'Will, don’t do it again.’

“‘Whatcha talking about,’ that’s Will. MJ says alright; Phil says run it again. So naturally we run it two more times, illegal pick. MJ walks up to Will — BOOM! Lit him up. It was over; we grabbed Will — you’re not going to hurt MJ."

Poor Will Perdue. He probably thought the days of him getting punched in the face were past him, and now we're bringing it back up. He'll be alright though.

Ebro, Rosenberg and company put together a nice interview with Grant where he throws shade on his brother Harvey, Charles Barkley and the current state of the NBA. The mention of MJ punching Perdue out is around the six-minute mark.

Related: The Lost Conversation Between Pat Riley And Michael Jordan

7 Replies to “On The Day Will Perdue Got A Black Eye From Michael Jordan”

  1. So.....................
    I feel like this is the first time I've ever heard Ho Grant speak...and my only question is....
    Why does he sound like that??

  2. Michael Jordan is a POS he wasn't that great he was created by the media Chicago was the only team that was forced fed to the fans,he was a ball hog and the only defense he played was leaving his man and running up behind the opposing player and stealing the ball from behind,his teammates were weak they should have let Perdue beat the shit out of him and say he hit his head on the rim dunking,there were players in the league Jordan couldn't carry their jockey straps namely Tracy Mcgrady and Vince Carter but I guess the media and the players will forever sniff his jockey,people turn it a loose Jordan was great but one on one Tmac and V carter would eat him alive

    1. Is your Mother also your Sister? You seem Retarded for that diatribe. Even if you're a MJ hater and he beat your Team, you would STILL recognize his Greatness and the Impact he had on not just the NBA but on Culture and Society. There would be NO Kobe Bryant or Lebron James etc. without MJ.

      In conclusion, I feel sorry for someone like you, because obviously your vitriol of Michael Jordan has impacted your objectivity. Tell your Mom Sister I said Hi....

      1. Iam sorry I hurt your little feelings you poor little thing evidently you are not capable of being objective without getting personal I will not bring your family into something as trivial as this as a matter of fact this space is for men able to discuss and agree to disagree and evidently you are a youngster because statement such as, there would be no Koby or Lebrob without Michael Jordan, man you are a baby,you ever hear of Cousy,Heinson,Russell,Reed,Frazier,Earl the Pearl,Pistol Pete,Jerry West,Bob Pettit,that's why theirs is a Koby and Lebron yes and a Michael yes Michael was great but they always speak of his 6 rings being a great achievement if we are judging this by rings then the argument has been settle and the greatest of all time is Bill Russel followed by Kareem and all their teammates who won rings under their leadership.and lets not speak of Michael impact on society because there is nothing Michael has done for society he does nothing but sell sneakers and sits back and laugh at his subjects bowing to him,there are players rather the like Michael or not they always gives him accolades but when have you ever heard Michael give anyone he played with or opposed props lets keep this issue about basketball not about his impact on world culture and society

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