Michael Jordan doesn’t exactly have a reputation as the nicest guy, so this isn’t surprising. But apparently, MJ recently told Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob that he wasn’t impressed with his team’s 73-win season last year.
During an interview on San Francisco’s 95.7 FM, Lacob said Jordan — whose 1995-96 Chicago Bulls previously held the record with 72 regular-season wins — told him his thoughts about the Warriors’ historic season at dinner in New York with other owners, during the collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
“People were drinking, having a good time and all that. But there was a moment where [Jordan] said, ‘You know, 73 don’t mean …'” Lacob said. “He did it. Michael Jordan did that. And I looked at him, and I just decided not to, you know, make a big deal of it. I said, ‘You know, you’re right? We didn’t win it. We had to get better.’
“He’s fantastic… But that kind of hurt, you know?”
Lacob went on to say that the Warriors’ 73-win season was still a success, despite losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. “I think that was one of the greatest years you could ever have in any sport,” Lacob said.