For the past two years, Michael Jordan crying has been a mainstay in headlines, as social media has designated weeping images from his 2009 Hall of Fame speech as the official mark of failure in sports and pop culture. As if the hoop icon hasn't heard enough about his emotional moment, a former teammate is exposing him for tearing up during the 1984 Olympics.
According to Fox Sports, Sam Perkins, who played with Jordan at North Carolina with Team USA, recalls a time when a verbal lashing from coach Bobby Knight drove Jordan to tears during the 1984 Olympics.
"Bobby Knight, he got after us," Perkins said. "He told Michael that's the worst he ever played. Now Michael's going to deny this, but he cried. He cried after the game, because of the fact that Bobby Knight told him, 'You should apologize to everybody in here.' I waited for my apology because I thought he was going to actually do it. But he actually cried."
Jordan was far from the only player that was ever in his feelings over a Knight rant, but these stories about basketball's all-time most fierce competitor are still amusing.