John Salley: Magic, Not Jordan,


part 3: https://youtu.be/DvvWpPfXRhU
part 1: https://youtu.be/t6Ie6oT8Q_k
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In this clip, John Salley explained where the origin of the perceived beef between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas started. According to John, it was sparked by Isiah’s nephew wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey which made Isiah develop a certain disdain for the Bulls. But John explained further that it wasn’t personal. He also said that the story of MJ keeping Isiah off the Dream Team was a myth and in fact, it was Magic Johnson’s doing which kept him from making the Olympic squad.

Later on, John Salley talked about the Bulls becoming a force only after Scottie Pippen assumed more responsibility and that the narrative around the “Bad Boys” of the Detroit Pistons was started by Phil Jackson.


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