“Look, I don’t have to do this. I only do it because that’s who I am. That’s how I play the game. That’s my mentality.”
Then, choking before telling the interviewer that he was resting, Jordan added, “If you don’t want to play like that … don’t play like that.”
At his home in California, Jones watched the episode and thought what many Packers fans would do: Sounds like Rodgers, especially when it comes to how much to demand a wide receiver – and how he is often captured on camera during games shows his frustration with them when they are not where they were when they were supposed to be there.
“I didn’t know Michael Jordan was a leader like that. “You know how great he is and what he does on the basketball court, but the way he challenges people and sues people, I don’t know that Michael Jordan has it in him,” Jones said during an interview on ESPN Wisconsin. “When I watched it, I kind of thought the same thing (about Jordan and Rodgers). That’s what 12 do. And 12 doesn’t just do it on Sundays, it does it Monday through Sunday. That’s how he is.
“Just watching Michael Jordan and watching how he demands something from his team-mates – even things they don’t believe can do – they have confidence that they can do it, because of him. In the end, the main thing is to win. That is the final destination. Nobody after the championship said, “Geez, Michael is a bad leader.” Not. That’s why he encourages you to do certain things. And that’s 12. He wants to win, he wants to be great.