Everyone knows Michael Jordan is one of the best trash talkers to ever set foot on the basketball court. But did you know MJ used to sing Anita Bakerto Jerry Stackhouse during their face-offs?
On Monday, former NBA small forward Roshown McLeod appeared on the Brown and Scoop podcast to reveal Jordan’s love for the songstress:
“I just remember stories of Jordan singing to guys when he was playing. His number one song was “Giving You The Best That I Got.” I remember him singing that to Jerry Stackhouse one day and just putting on a show. It was like he had a concert going on in his own head. He gave it to you every time,” McLeod said.
Picturing Jordan sink a clutch three as he sings, “And together we can calm a stormy sea,” is a pretty amazing visual.
Some of Jordan’s most famous trash-talking incidents include the time he called Muggsy Bogues a midget mid pull-up, and the time he gave Clyde Drexler a backhanded compliment, saying Drexler was a better 3-point shooter than Jordan chose to be. And of course, there’s the time he walked into the Washington Bullets’ locker room with a lit cigar and asked who was guarding him.
Meanwhile, Kevin Duranthassomething in common with His Airness, and it surely isn’t trash-talking. Last night during the Thunder‘s loss to the Mavericks, Durant tied Jordan for the most misses in a post-season game since 1997. According to ESPN, Durant’s 26 misses are the most he’s ever had in a game in his career.
“Just missed ’em. Just missed ’em. Everything looked good for me. Coach drew up some good plays. Teammates set great screens. Russell delivered the ball perfect. It’s on me after that. I’ve just got to make ’em next game,” Durant said in a post-game interview.
Maybe Durant needs some Anita Baker in his life, too.