Chris Childs isn’t backing down on his comments about Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan is known as the greatest to ever do it, affectionately known at the GOAT. But he also happens to be a polarizing figure due to the fact that he was a tremendous trash-talker who didn’t care, and would win at all costs. He would even go toe-to-toe with his own teammates. Obviously Michael Jordan rubbed plenty of people the wrong way, and had a lot of enemies throughout the league. The New York Knicks were a team Michael Jordan loved to play against, and guys like Chris Childs were just there to witness his greatness. Childs and Jordan almost fought on the court though.
During an interview with VladTV, Childs revealed that he took issue with the fact that Michael Jordan used to get every single call. During the late 90s, referees used to let MJ get away with anything, and one time, Childs took matters into his own hands as he almost got into a fight with the superstar.
“He got away with a lot,” Childs said. “A lot of favoritism. When the referee tells you he earned that call, that’s basically cheating. That doesn’t make any sense to me. If it’s a foul or something that’s illegal, I don’t care how long you’ve been in it so I’ve asked referees and they’ll give me the emoji shrug so it’s like if you won’t deal with it, I’ll deal with it my own way.”
Eventually, Childs and Jordan worked things, they even played golf together. Childs noted that had Jordan punched him in the face during their fight, it would have taken a lot longer for him to be on good terms with the GOAT. Childs also recalled a time in which Scottie Pippen had a bet on whether or not he would shake MJ’s hand.
When Jordan came to greet him, he extended his hand but Childs ultimately decline, saying “You can keep [your handshake], b*tch, I’ll see you in New York.”
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
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