Michael Jordan is driven by competition and has a massive ego. It’s his competitive drive that led him to work as hard as he did to win six NBA championships. Naturally, he’s quite proud of the six rings he’s won, and he likes to hold “scoreboard” over many other top athletes.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who endorses the Jordan Brand, has won five World Series rings, which is exceptional by any standard. But Jeter recently told ESPN’s Rick Reilly that Jordan still talks trash to him about it all the time.
Reilly: OK, you have five world championship rings. How much do you think about Michael Jordan having six?
Jeter: Think about it? Of course I think about it. He reminds me all the time.
Reilly: He texts you and reminds you?
Jeter: All the time.
That sounds about right given what we know about Jordan’s predilection for talking crap. The Yanks have a pretty good chance of winning another World Series this year, and even if they don’t, Jeter looks like he still can play for a few more years. Mike better get his ribbing in now before Jeter ties him, because that could happen.