Barkley called Jordan on it on national television, then Jordan called Barkley on his cell phone. Iâ€™ll let you take a guess as to how the uber-competitive Jordan takes to being called out. Barkley was on ESPN Chicago Radio with Waddle and Silvy and described how that conversation went (via Sports Radio Interviews).
â€œI thought my name was S.O.B and M.F., like damn, I couldnâ€™t even say anything. I said, â€˜Dude I canâ€™t get on the radio and tell people you been doinâ€™ a good job.â€™â€
â€œHeâ€™s relying on our friendship and I said, â€˜Dude, I love you, you one of my best friends, period. You been there for me, I been there for you but.â€™ I think he got mad; he surrounded himself with people. One of the really difficult things about being famous, all your friends, youâ€™re paying all the bills, theyâ€™re flying around on your private jet, very few of your friends are ever gonna disagree with you. And I think thatâ€™s the thing he got most mad about, â€™cause I mean his record speaks for itself and I wanna see Michael do well, but I think that was actually an example when he thinks youâ€™re supposed to be with him no matter what. But dude, you gotta get better people to wear on you if youâ€™re gonna be successful. â€¦ You gotta have friends around you who [are] not afraid to say, â€˜Oh that guy canâ€™t play.â€™ And weâ€™re cool now.â€
I love the fact that Jordan tries to defend his record as owner. Â You just can’t. Â He is amongst the worst league executive in sports history and that includes the clowns that have run the Toronto Maple Leafs for decades.