There is trash talking, and then there is Michael Jordan-level trash talking. If you’re going to come hard in the paint on the GOAT, you better be prepared. And by prepared, I mean that you better not be rocking a pair of Air Jordans on the court.
According to Kendall Gill, former New Jersey Nets teammate Jim Jackson made that very mistake when they were playing the Bulls during the 1996-97 season. Jackson was giving MJ the business, talking trash as he dropped buckets. MJ replied with “you know, you’re talking a lot of stuff to have my shoes on.”
And just like that, MJ curb checked Jackson into his place.
Following is the clip of Gill’s story.