Rasheed Wallace has some criticism on UNC legend Michael Jordan

Did former Tar Heel Rasheed Wallace hit his head on something recently?

Wallace was a great collegiate player, highlighted by his 1995 First Team All-ACC honor and 16.6 points per game average, but he wasn’t Michael Jordan.

We all know MJ is the GOAT. He has a list of accolades that could write an entire book, but we’ll highlight the fact that he was a 1982 NCAA Champion, 1984 collegiate player of the year, a 14-time NBA All-Star and a perfect 6-for-6 in the NBA Finals.

MJ was a prolific scorer, but it doesn’t get talked about enough how he was also a 9-time member of the All-NBA Defensive First Team.

Even though MJ was a great defender, Wallace doesn’t seem to think so.

“Mike wasn’t all that good of a defender,” Wallace said in a recent interview. “I’ve seen this mother****** get his a** bust where he couldn’t stop a mother****** – against JR Rider, probably against Clyde Drexler, s*** don’t forget the early Joe Dumars. And I’m not saying that he didn’t play defense, I’m just saying that his defense wasn’t as high as most other cats at that time. I couldn’t put him on like 10 or 11 consecutive First Team All-Defense joints.”

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion – including Wallace. I don’t know if MJ ever hurt Wallace’s feelings, but Wallace saying MJ wasn’t a good defender is mind-boggling.

In comparison, Wallace wasn’t named NBA First Team All-Defense once. He was a prolific shot-blocker, though, averaging more than a block per game across 18 games.

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