Michael Jordan is the one player EVERY hooper in NBA history wished they had the chance to team with during their careers … right??
Nope!!! So says Jerry Stackhouse … who reveals being Jordan’s teammate actually SUCKED in 2002 … and he wished it never happened.
“Honestly, I wish I never played in Washington and for a number of reasons,” Stackhouse said on “The Woj Pod.”
“It was really challenging to be able to be in a situation with an idol who at this particular point, I felt like I was a better player,” Stack said.
It may sound crazy for JS to say he was ever better than the G.O.A.T. … but let’s remember, MJ was NOT the real MJ we all know and love during his Wizards days.
Jerry points out the season was off to a better start because the offense was running through him … and then MJ had to take over.
“He wanted to get a little more isolations on the post, of course, so we had more isolations for him on the post.”
To add insult to injury … Stackhouse’s old team, the Detroit Pistons, ended up winning the title 2 years after he was traded to D.C. … and the Wizards never sniffed the playoffs.
Stackhouse says he never really had much fun that season … and ended up losing respect for Jordan.
“Kind of the picture I had in my mind of Michael Jordan and the reverence I had for him, I lost a little bit of it during the course of that year.”