In the final two episodes of "The Last Dance," a lot has been revealed about the final stages of Jordan's infamous trek through the 90s. One of the more notable subjects touched upon in the latest episode was the nickname "Black Jesus."
The story begins with Reggie Miller in an exhibition game during his rookie season in 1987.
“Michael…who do you think you are? The great Michael Jordan? That’s right, there’s a new kid on town!” Miller remembered telling Jordan.
"He kind of looks at me and starts shaking his head. So at half I have 10, and he has four points…end of the game, the second half, he ended up with 44 and I ended up with 12. So he outscored me 40-2. And as he’s walking off, he’s like, “Be sure, and be careful, you never talk to Black Jesus like that,” Miller shared.
Yeah, looks like Miller found out the hard way what happens when you trash talk Michael Jordan. While Jordan's mortality in life is unquestioned, his skill on the basketball court was almost supernatural.
He dominated so easily in a way that just made everyone watch in awe. Seriously though, it's fitting that his second most popular nickname would be birthed as a result of trash talk.