Common didn’t let a negative scouting report from Michael Jordan, of all people, mess up his hoops game … in fact, the versatile rapper used the criticism and ended up snagging an MVP trophy.
The Chicago-born MC was on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when he recalled MJ throwing salt on his game after his performance in the 2010 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game.
Common says he thought he actually played well, and was trying for the MVP — but Jordan saw it much differently.
Common says when he linked with MJ at the Brand Jordan after-party, his hoop dreams deflated a bit as the GOAT himself told him verbatim …”Stick to rapping and acting.'”
Fast forward to 2020, Common … a little older and wiser didn’t pack it in after MJ’s insults, and won 2020’s celebrity game MVP with a well-rounded stat line of 10 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST and 4 STL. He did also stick with rapping and acting … and both have worked out really well.
So, Jordan wasn’t ALL wrong!
Common performed at the opening of the ASG where Kawhi Leonard did his impression of him. Can’t say Mike’s ever done that!!!