Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T, and his competitive fire was one of the reasons he won six NBA titles. Whether the games counted or not, Jordan was always at his best.
On Tuesday, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd, who is a Hall of Famer, recalled when Jordan displayed his greatness and competitive fire in a game that did not count.
According to Kidd, Jordan pulled a Wilt Chamberlain and scored 100 points at a Scottie Pippen charity basketball game.
“After being drafted by the Mavs(1994), there was a charity game in Chicago that was played at the old stadium(Chicago Stadium) before they closed it,” Kidd said. “It was a Scottie Pippen charity game, and so, I thought I was going to be on the team against the Bulls, and it turned out to be Michael Jordan and us against Scottie(Pippen) and the Bulls. Mike kind of took that personal and went out there and scored 100 points, and we ended up winning a game.”
Watch below as Kidd tells a fantastic story about Jordan(Editor’s note: Jordan scored 52 points in the game):