No one can deny the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court, not even Duke or NC State fans.
What Michael Jordan did for the University of North Carolina is unimaginable. Jordan has become the icon of the NBA and of basketball as a sport.
But Michael Jordan, to the surprise of many people, choose NC State legend David Thompson to present at his Hall of Fame ceremony in 2009. Thompson is regarded as one of the best college players to ever take the hardwood. MJ was 8 years younger than Thompson. As a fellow North Carolinian, Thompson was MJ’s idol growing up.
Below is a clip of the beginning of Michael Jordan’s 2009 Naismith Hall of Fame speech with David Thompson.