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Today in White Sox History: March 14

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Michael Jordan vows a blood feud with Sports Illustrated

1994

Sports Illustrated took issue with former NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his attempt to play Major League Baseball.

Jordan was on the cover of the magazine again — but in a far different light. The headline read, “Bag It Michael! Jordan and the White Sox are Embarrassing Baseball.”

From that day on, Jordan, who was always very cooperative with Sports Illustrated, would never speak to it again. His biggest objection to the story was that they never talked with him as part of it.

During the 2020 documentary “The Last Dance” the writer of the story, Steve Wulf, said that after Jordan showed some potential and a sincere desire to play the game, he wrote another piece apologizing — but the magazine never published it.