Scott Burrell trolls Michael Jordan over his baseball skills
Former NBA forward Scott Burrell used to be a pitcher back in the day. In fact, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners, but decided to play basketball instead. During the 1997-98 season, Burrell was on the Chicago Bulls and basically became Michael Jordan’s punching bag. Jordan would notoriously pick on Burrell because His Airness knew Scott was talented and wanted to push him to be great.
Burrell never became a superstar in the NBA, but he was able to take home a championship ring after Jordan led the Bulls to the 1998 championship over the Utah Jazz.
The Connecticut native, though, now wants some revenge on Jordan for all of those yelling sessions despite the free championship ring. However, Burrell doesn’t want revenge on the basketball court.
Instead, he wants to face Jordan on the baseball field and throw a ball at Mike’s body to send his own message. Burrell thinks he would easily strike out Jordan, either back in the day or today:
"I don't have to be in my prime to face Michael in baseball and beat him."
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) May 11, 2020
During the 1994-95 season when he played baseball, Jordan hit .202 in 127 games with the Birmingham Barons. He hit three home runs and drove in 51 runs. It was really good production considering the Bulls superstar hadn’t played baseball since he was a kid.
Fortunately for the Bulls, Jordan came back to the NBA near the end of the 1995 season. MJ and Chicago did lose to the Orlando Magic in the 1995 playoffs, but the team bounced back and captured three rings in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
During the summer of 1995, Jordan trained harder than ever before and came back with a vengeance during the 1995-96 season. He won the MVP award and guided the Bulls to 72 wins and the NBA title.