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Michael Jordan Once Rejected A Disney Commercial Because His Teammates Weren't There: "I Will Not Do It Unless You Include The Starting 5 Because I Didn’t Do This By Myself... I Don’t Want To Overshadow Anyone."

Michael Jordan Once Rejected A Disney Commercial Because His Teammates Weren't There: "I Will Not Do It Unless You Include The Starting 5 Because I Didn’t Do This By Myself... I Don’t Want To Overshadow Anyone."

During the past couple of days, Michael Jordan has been attacked by Scottie Pippen for 'disrespecting his teammates.' The former small forward didn't like the way he and his teammates were portrayed in the Chicago Bulls' 10-part docu-series The Last Dance, taking shots at MJ in his book. 

Days after GQ revealed some of the biggest things Pippen write in the book, the player kept attacking his former teammate and the way he treated the rest of the team. After several years in silence, Scottie decided to tell his version of the story, which didn't sit well with plenty of fans. 

Recently, Redditor "babbagack" shared a video from Jumpmanhistory where MJ talks about his success on the court, how surprising it was, and the importance of his teammates during that journey. Talking about one championship, Jordan revealed he was asked by Disney to make a commercial, but he rejected it out of respect for his teammates. 

"I didn't think I would ever be this successful and we won a championship. I remember when Disney people came to me and say, 'well, could you do this I'm going to Disneyland?' 'what would you do after you just won a championship? I'm going to Disneyland.' I said, '“I will not do it unless you include the starting 5 because I didn’t do this by myself. I felt compelled to do that because I don't want to overshadow anyone. I love for us to be successful, but I've always believed that when the team is successful, everybody shines. All the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Everybody's going to blossom from this whole situation. So when I'm with my team, I'm not gonna be the one that overshadows everyone. If you're expecting me to carry the whole weight or speak the whole time, I don't want to do that, because then, I'm taking more of a responsibility when you are just an adult as I am, you have an opinion just as much as I do. We need that to form this team."

Even if you don't like the way he addressed his teammates sometimes, MJ always pushed them to be better, to reach the next level, and be successful with him. Some took that well, others didn't like that, but nobody can deny it worked and that his competitiveness took them to the top of the world. 

It's weird to see Pippen doing and saying all these things, but nobody knows what really happened during his time with Michael. Still, it seems like the rest of his teammates appreciated the time spent with Jordan, and the way he spoke about them shows that he also appreciated their help.