Former Chicago Bulls Hall-of-Fame shooting guard Michael Jordan made a lot of enemies in his playing days, that the fan base also disliked.
Back in his hay day, the Chicago Bulls all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan was lighting up his opponents on a regular basis and won every NBA Finals series he ever played in. Jordan was dominant during the dynasty years of the 1990’s, with all of those great Bulls teams.
And the greatness of Jordan was brought back to the forefront in the midst of the pause to the NBA’s 2019-20 regular season, first put in place back in mid-March. After the pause was put in place in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, ESPN/ABC announced that the 10-part hit documentary series highlighting Jordan and the Bulls 1997-98 title-winning team “The Last Dance” would premier early.
The Last Dance would wind up premiering its 10 parts in five different segments throughout April and May of this year. And it brought back a lot of the great memories that so many basketball fans, and Bulls fans specifically, had of all of those great Jordan years and dynasty Bulls teams.
Jordan is center stage too at the moment thanks to the ongoing GOAT debate between him and the Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James. Since LeBron and the Lakers just beat the Miami Heat in six games in the NBA Finals, and he got his fourth title of his career, the GOAT debate was sure to come back about.
But one of the aspects of Jordan’s career that is often further down the list of what basketball fans like to discuss about him is the biggest and most hated rivals that he had during his playing days. Not only that, but which of his rivals were the most unlikable players across the board back in the day.
With that in mind, here’s a look back at the three most unlikable NBA players that were also Jordan rivals during his career.