Michael Jordan tackled his kid in a football game because of competitive streak, his kids say
Jordan’s children — Jasmine, Marcus and Jeffrey Jordan — recently revealed in an interview with “The Breakfast Club” radio station that
Michael Jordan’s competitive streak didn’t end on the court. He even brought that home with him.
Jordan’s children — Jasmine, Marcus and Jeffrey Jordan — recently revealed in an interview with “The Breakfast Club” radio station that their father, Michael Jordan, was competitive at home. In fact, he was almost competitive at home as he was on the court, according to CNN.
His competitiveness made him stop his children from scoring touchdowns.
Marcus Jordan explained the story to “The Breakfast Club.”
“Jeff was going for a touchdown and, I’ll never forget it, my dad tackled Jeff into a glass table and Jeff hit his head,” he said.
He added, “That’s the competitiveness. Obviously, it was an accident.”
Jordan’s competitive streak was a center point of the fifth and sixth episodes of “The Last Dance.” Jordan was seen gambling by rolling dice backstage at games. He would make bets during golf sessions, too.
The documentary briefly focused on Jordan’s decision to visit Atlantic City after the second game of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Knicks. Jordan opened up about his decision, saying it wasn’t signs of a gambling problem.
“I never bet on games. I only bet on myself, and that was golf,” Jordan said. “Do I like to play blackjack? Yeah, I like playing blackjack. There’s no laws with that. The league did call me, and they asked me questions about it, and I told them exactly what was happening.”
Jordan said he didn’t have a gambling problem, either.
“No, because I could stop gambling. I have a competition problem, a competitive problem.”