Good Word with Goodwill - Dominique Wilkins recalls Michael Jordan’s pregame warning

The NBA 75th Anniversary team member and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer joined Yahoo Sports senior NBA writer Vincent Goodwill and told a story of when the Bulls superstar showed up in the Hawks locker room pregame.

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DOMINIQUE WILKINS: No, you gotta understand something about Michael. Michael is a competitor to a different level. He's so competitive, it's almost like he's possessed. And there's one thing you don't want to do in playing against a guy like him is give him fuel to come at you all night every night. But that's the way we all want. We're with guys that it only took a few things, certain things to set us off and make us want to destroy the opposition.

VINCENT GOODWILL: You [INAUDIBLE] 57, if I remember, right?

DOMINIQUE WILKINS: Yeah, I had 57 against him, I think, in 3 and 1/2 quarters. But I remember later, we go to Chicago. He walks into our locker room. I'm like, what in the world? What is this so-and-so walking in our locker room for?

And he walked by me, walked by everyone to get to the arena. He said, lace them up. It's going to be a long bleep night. And I didn't know what to say, because I'm shocked he walked by. I said, well, you see that so-and-so? Scottie Pippen, I'm going to kick his butt. Because I didn't know what to say. I was shocked. He had 60 that night.