Early in his NBA career, while he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kerr faced off against MJ and the Bulls. When USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt asked Kerr at the press conference the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals about playing against Jordan. Kerr, who probably has a million MJ stories, revealed a first-hand account of just how difficult it was.
“He (Jordan) faked right, faked back left and went right, and I stayed right in front of him. But only because I went for the first fake,” Kerr explained. “We came to the bench and (head coach) Lenny Wilkens said, ‘You guys, did you see what Steve just did? He stayed in front. That’s what you have to do.’ I said, ‘That’s right, guys! Come on!’ I was literally still going for the first fake and he came right back to me, so that was my highlight.”