Colin Cowherd: “Kevin Durant left Draymond Green because they had a passive-aggressive relationship at the end and didn’t really confront each other… Compare that to the Alpha Male that is Michael Jordan, who met all his obstacles head on. He CONFRONTED teammates, he CONFRONTED the GM, he CONFRONTED Steve Kerr and punched him, he CONFRONTED the Pistons, and FOUGHT with the Celtics. KD runs, he’s passive-aggressive, and he does not confront… When I watched ‘The Last Dance’, obviously Jerry Krause looks bad, but it does make some of these modern stars – load management, passive-aggressive – look SOFT. Michael Jordan had real obstacles. He took a physical beating, the game was much more physical in terms of hand-checking, and there was virtually tackling. He went to an organization so poor that the local indoor soccer team was more popular. The roster he inherited had coke heads all over it. He had a difficult GM. He had a revolving door of coaches. He had ball hog teammates… Durant came into the NBA with the Sonics, generally well-run. year 2 he had Westbrook and year 3 he had Harden. Oklahoma City sold every ticket, and they found a coach really early… The modern player has had much charmed NBA lives.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he believes ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary makes modern NBA stars look so soft and pampered, when you realize how much drama Michael Jordan dealt with and overcame in the 80’s and 90’s, not only dealing with the punishing playing style back then, but also cokehead teammates, a ruthless general manager, and a franchise that was even less popular than the local indoor soccer team in Chicago.