It happened in 1993 when Wallace was a freshman at North Carolina and was surprised to see Michael Jordan pay a visit to the campus.
Before grew into an intense and ferocious player on the court, he was once a cautious college kid who attended the University of North Carolina.
During his first year in college, Wallace admitted that he wasn't confident in his handles and overall game. So when the opportunity to challenge the greatest basketball player of all time arrived, Sheed made a business decision.
In his appearance on the podcast, the 1-time NBA champion revealed that there was a time when he ducked from a challenge to compete against It happened in 1993 when Wallace was a freshman in North Carolina and was surprised to see Jordan pay a visit to the campus.
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Fortunately for Wallace, he eventually outgrew that intimidation and developed his game. He went from averaging 9.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game in his freshmen year to 16.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks in his sophomore year. His performance in his sophomore year earned him a trip to the NBA Draft in 1995, where Wallace was picked by the (at that time called Bullets) 4th overall.
Wallace played against Jordan and the for the first time in his 34th career game in the pros. He dropped 17 points and 4 rebounds but lost to his fellow North Carolina alumni that day. This was also the Jordan scored 46 points on 51.6% shooting from the field as he was at the peak of his prime years. This alone should certainly justify why Wallace was intimated with Mike once upon a time.