Byron Russell Wants Some Michael Jordan Now, Video. Byron Russell and MJ have a long history. The 98 Finals were epic, and the last shot was legendary. MJ said in his HOF induction speech that Russell challenged him, and that is what drove him back to the game. They even played for the Wizards together, and have mutual friends.
Well, it was a surprise for Byron to hear that his name was brought up during MJ’s speech. He heard about it second hand from text messages and phone calls. He did not take offense to it, but as you can see from the video below, Byron is up for the challenge. Byron did the interview in shorts and a jersey to prove he is waiting and ready. He has a Jordan towel and Gatorade waiting for his Airness.
Byron called out MJ on national TV. My guess is that we will never see this match, but this match will take place. MJ will win. Byron will just never mention it again. Michael Jordan most likely will.