"When you see the footage of [me riding with Scott Burrell], you’re going to think that I’m a horrible guy,” Jordan told The Athletic. "But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating him like that is because I needed him to be tough in the playoffs and we’re facing the Indiana’s and Miami’s and New York’s in the Eastern Conference."
"He needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on him," Jordan continued. "And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, they’re not going to understand it."
The Last Dance is now streaming on Netflix.
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