Something is in the air this year that is inspiring former opponent to share stories of being humbled by Michael Jordan.
First Reggie Miller told Jimmy Kimmel about learning not to smack talk to MJ, then a Space Jam extra shared the tale of Jordan running him off the court in a pick up game, and now Kendall Gill is posting a story on Instagram about the time His Airness fed the young Hornets some humble pie.
#TBT Y'all ready for another story? Haven't told one in a while. Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning and I were young upcoming guns in the league. We were feeling ourselves in this game because we were giving it to the Bulls. After this play our Wild oats quickly became shredded wheats! Alonzo had just blocked 2 of the Bulls shots. We started talking smack. I could since MJ getting mad because We were matched up against each other. I didn't give a crap though because I was young, dumb and didn't know any better. MJ back doored me out of the triangle offense and put Zo on his collection of posters. Lol. Moral of this story? Callin out the Devil is one thing. Facing him is another! Never tug on Superman's cape unless you're absolutely ready! Did you hear me Pacman? Don't rematch Floyd. Too many skills! #illini #illinination #illinibasketball #boxing #basketball #boxingaddict #chicagosports #allamerican #maypac #mayweatherpacquioa #allamerican #athlete #hornets #nba #nbastories
According to Gill, the team, then featuring Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning, was feeling a little too good about itself against the Bulls during a game in the 1992-93 season, so Jordan uncorked a vicious dunk on the team.
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Kids, don't get cocky around Michael Jordan. He will make you pay dearly for it.
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