“He said some s**t about me” – When Michael Jordan DESTROYED a Puerto Rican player for DISSING HIM before a game

Charles Barkley recently regaled listeners with a captivating story involving Michael Jordan during the 1992 Olympics.


“He said some s**t about me” – When Michael Jordan DESTROYED a Puerto Rican player for DISSING HIM before a game

Michael Jordan (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan’s unwavering competitive spirit has long been renowned in the world of sports. Even today, tales of his relentless drive during his playing career continue to surface. In a recent revelation by Charles Barkley, an intriguing account from the 1992 Olympics emerged, showcasing the unparalleled ruthlessness of the Chicago Bulls legend.

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In the 1990s, Jordan’s competitive nature reigned supreme in the NBA. Barkley recounted a compelling story from their time on the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. These stories from that era continue to resonate with fans, and Barkley’s account certainly provided fans with a captivating glimpse into the dynamic of that remarkable team.

Barkley, reflecting on his experience of having Jordan as a teammate, described him as the most competitive person he had ever encountered. Barkley, Jordan, along with Chuck Daly and David Robinson, went out to play golf one morning, which happened to be the day of the quarter-finals. Barkley revealed that after playing the initial 18 holes, Chuck Daly suggested they were done, but Jordan declared that he would play another 18 holes.

In an episode of The Steam Room podcast, Chuck said, “Michael is the most competitive person I have ever been around in my life. Me, him, Chuck Daly, and David Robinson go play golf one morning( the day of the quarter-finals)…Chuck says ‘Hey we played 18’, Michael says ‘Imma play another 18.’”

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Just hours before the match, as the coaching staff assigned defensive responsibilities to the players, Michael Jordan received the task of guarding the opposing team’s shooting guard. However, he declined the assignment, expressing his desire to personally guard the Puerto Rican point guard instead.

“Michael [Jordan] looked up and said ‘I got the point guard. He said some sh** about me in the newspaper.’… He played 36 holes of golf and he’s guarding this dude like it’s Game 7,” Barkley revealed.

Throughout the game, Jordan hounded the Puerto Rican point guard, persistently disrupting his play. As described by the former Phoenix Suns star, the intensity of the match proved overwhelming for the Puerto Rican guard, leading to a lopsided 115-77 victory in favor of the United States.

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Michael Jordan and the 1992 Dream Team

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The Dream Team (Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters)

The Dream Team of 1992 stands unrivaled in the annals of sports history, boasting an unparalleled lineup of players united with the mission of reclaiming USA dominance in basketball. Comprised of 11 first-ballot Hall of Famers, this legendary team played a pivotal role in elevating the sport to unprecedented heights.

Recognizing that other nations were steadily closing the gap, the NBA made the groundbreaking decision to allow their players to compete in international contests. Motivated by the desire to avenge their bronze medal loss in the Seoul Olympics, Team USA assembled a stacked roster featuring iconic figures such as Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and the incomparable Michael Jordan. Together, these luminaries formed an extraordinary collective that would leave an indelible mark on the sport of basketball.

The Dream Team showcased their unparalleled dominance by thoroughly dismantling their competition, securing victory in each game with an astonishing average margin of 44 points. Their campaign culminated in a resounding triumph over Croatia in the Finals, where they achieved a commanding 117-85 victory to reclaim the coveted Olympic gold medal.

Even to this day, no roster has surpassed the sheer greatness of the Dream Team, although the Redeem Team of 2008 came close in comparison. Astonishingly, ten members of the Dream Team were included in both the list of the top 50 and the subsequent list of the top 75 best NBA players of all time.

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The team’s remarkable performance at the 1992 Olypics served as a testament to their unparalleled talent and solidified their status as one of the most iconic and successful teams in basketball history.

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