Steve Kerr recalls the time Jordan punched him at practice

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It’s just one of the legendary stories about how intense Michael Jordan was during practice for the Bulls…

The day he just punched Steve Kerr during practice.

Kerr, now an analyst with TNT, was on the Dan Patrick show and recalled that day (via Nina Falcone at CSNChicago.com).

“I disagreed with him one time,” Kerr said with a chuckle. “I think he punched me in the face.”

That disagreement happened during a scrimmage at training camp when Kerr took offense to something Jordan said, and he didn’t refrain from expressing his true feelings.

“It was one of the best things that ever happened for me, I needed to stand up and go back at him, I think I earned some respect. But we have a great relationship ever since… you gotta prove it and then once you prove it, you’re fine.”

So it was with Jordan — you needed to gain his respect and trust, and once you did it was all good. But getting there was not easy.

Kerr said he couldn’t recall what the dispute was even about anymore. You wonder if Jordan can.