Former Bulls center Bill Wennington on what happened when he blocked Michael Jordan in practice

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Bill Wennington was a center on the Chicago Bulls from 1993 to 1999 and had a direct view of the intensity of Michael Jordan – even during training.

Wennington did an interview on the official NBA Twitter account on Thursday. While the world knows that Jordan is one of the most competitive athletes on the planet, Wennington said he showed the same intensity during training and even called him at one point.

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“Michael was very, very competitive, and that day was the one who was able to block a shot from him at the start of training,” said Wennington. “He took offense at this and challenged me the rest of the training to block his shot, both verbally and physically. “

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Jordan and Wennington were part of the team during the 1997-1998 season, which is featured in the documentary “The Last Dance”.

Jordan’s fire and tenacity manifested in a training session in which he tore Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc apart in one of the training sessions.

Wennington ended his career with three NBA championships. He was never a guy who put on massive numbers but played well enough to become a vital role.

He started his career with the Dallas Mavericks and played for Sacramento Kings before playing in Italy for two seasons. He played for the Kings again in the 1999-2000 season before retiring.

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In 720 career games, he averaged 4.6 points and 3 rebounds per game.

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