"You don't want to get him wound up" - John Starks relives his intense rivalry with Michael Jordan

New York Knicks legend John Starks described what it was like to play against Michael Jordan.

The  and New York Knicks had a very intense rivalry in the 90s. These teams faced each other in the playoffs five times, with  and John Starks often guarding each other.

Fun matchups

Most outcomes of these games weren't great for the Knicks, but  told MSG Networks that the memories are still fun to relive.

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 is considered one of the biggest trash-talkers the NBA has ever seen, but Starks shared that Jordan didn't talk a lot of trash to him.


Jordan respected Starks

The 90s , led by Patrick Ewing, Starks, Anthony Mason, and Charles Oakley, played a physical brand of basketball and left it all on the court against the Bulls, making every game must-see TV. Over the years, Jordan expressed that he always respected Starks as somebody that guarded him.


 former Knick concluded.

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