About Michael Jordan
In Sunday’s newspaper and online, I will have a detailed interview with Patrick Ewing, the former hall of popularity player who's now the associate head advisor for a Charlotte Hornets staff on brink associated with playoffs.
Ewing, 53, informed some good tales, including that one about Michael Jordan. Here's a sample through the longer question-and-answer session used to do with Ewing which will be posted completely on Sunday.
Q: i am aware during the early 1980s you took a hiring stop by at UNC on a single week-end that Michael Jordan - your old NBA competing and buddy now the Hornets owner - was on a visit, too. How close did you visited planning to Chapel Hill?
A. Used to do go on a visit and Michael ended up being there in addition. Which was the first occasion we found him. Michael chatted garbage that day in which he continues to haven't ended.
UNC ended up being one of the six schools that I considered. Nevertheless when I became truth be told there, from the Dean Smith informing me personally: 'unless you come here, I think you really need to go to Georgetown.'
Georgetown was my very first option. UCLA had been my second choice. Basically had come to new york, though, can you picture? Me personally, James Worthy and Sam Perkins on the front range and Michael within the backcourt?! Dominant.
Q. Roy Williams explained a story as soon as about this exact same recruiting visit to UNC that included both you and Jordan engaging in a trash-talking pickup online game in the spur-of-the-moment at a campus gymnasium. Is that real? And if therefore, which won?
A. It is true. We played in street clothes because Michael only kept trash-talking. I don't even keep in mind who won, but I really do remember dunking on him.
Q. In the event that you and Michael played one-on-one today, who would win?
A. He'd. Today I think he's in a little bit much better form than i will be. He's got already been on a mission recently hoping to get his weight down, and he's succeeding. At the same time my knees are bothering me personally and I have not had the oppertunity to complete the same.