Michael Jordan shed some light on his future, called for Jerry Reinsdorf to consider selling the Chicago Bulls and took shots at Jerry Krause, Alonzo Mourning, Nykesha Sales and Reggie Miller in a magazine article he co-wrote.
"Everyone wants to know if this is my last year. Let me say this again," Jordan wrote in the second edition of ESPN magazine, which goes on sale Wednesday. "I won't play for another coach. If Reinsdorf and the other owners don't like it, sell the team. Let somebody else come in. The Bulls are worth a couple hundred million. Reinsdorf put in $13 million, so that's a hell of a profit."You want odds on me coming back. OK, 70-30. Which way? Whichever way you want," Jordan said.
Other tidbits from Jordan's article:
- On Miller: "I really don't dislike playing against anybody in the league, but playing Reggie Miller drives me nuts. It's like chicken-fighting with a woman. His game is all this flopping type thing. Don't touch him, or it's a foul. But he has his hands on you all the time, like a woman holding your waist.
- On Mourning: "Dennis Rodman gets into Alonzo's head now. Alonzo's weak in the mind. Alonzo's an intimidator, but sometimes an intimidator can be intimidated. The bully can be bullied."
- On basketball: "It's my knowledge of basketball that's very high. I know every facet of the game, every trick of the trade, every little motivation, every little technique. But mostly I know how to attack people."
- On Nykesha Sales, who while wearing a cast on her leg was allowed to score an uncontested layup that made her Connecticut's leading career scorer. "If some team gave me an open lane for a layup for the scoring title, I'd pass the ball. I wouldn't want it.