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“I’ve never seen Michael so open,” Kerr said. “I think it’s the best thing … He was always very guarded.”
Kerr played with Jordan on the Chicago Bulls from 1993 until 1998, winning three NBA championships.
“He never seemed vulnerable,” Kerr continued. “I think that was part of his persona. He wasn’t vulnerable to everything and everybody, you know — indomitable knowing nobody could touch him. And he walked into that arena and you know, he was, he was just dominant over every, every person in that building, you know — opponents, coaches, teammates, referees, fans.”
“Even as a teammate, you were never quite sure if he was human,” Kerr said. “He was just that good. And, and, and so that’s why it’s fun now to see him feel more human, more vulnerable. And you have been around too.”
Episodes 5 and 6 of ESPN’s The Last Dance air tonight at 9:00 PM. Laker legend Kobe Bryant will be making an appearance in Sunday night’s episodes, through interviews recorded prior to his death.