Michael Jordan once stole Pat Riley's presidential suite in Hawaii resort, per 'The Last Dance' director
Jordan apparently got the best of Riley, both on and off the court
"The Last Dance" documentary gave fans an extremely in-depth look at all the ins-and-outs of Michael Jordan's final season with the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls along with a plethora of other major moments from throughout his illustrious career. However, there's so much lore surrounding Jordan's NBA story that even a 10-part series can't fit all of the anecdotes in.
During a recent appearance on "The Pushin' Thru Podcast," Jason Hehir, the director of the documentary, revealed an excellent story involving Jordan and legendary NBA coach Pat Riley he was ultimately unable to fit into the documentary. The story, told by Riley to Hehir, involved Riley and Jordan staying at the same Hawaiian resort, and Jordan using his superstar sway to usurp Riley's suite.
"It was after 1992 or 1993, and they're in Hawaii, and Riley is staying in the presidential suite of this gorgeous resort in Hawaii," Hehir says. "And the manager calls him up and said 'Mr. Riley, you have to clear your things out of the presidential suite. We have an unexpected guest and we have to move you out. We'll give you these free other rooms. They're beautiful rooms. We'll spread you out. We'll relocate everything for you, but we have to do this.'
"[Riley] goes down to the pool. The staff comes up and moves all of his stuff out, and he's hanging out down at the pool, and he looks up at the balcony, and Michael's on the balcony, his balcony, waving to him from his original room."
This goes to show you that every time you think you know everything that there is to know about Jordan's career, another layer to the legend gets revealed. As a head coach, Riley's New York Knicks lost to Jordan's Bulls in the postseason several times throughout the 1990s, so apparently Jordan was able to get the best of Riley, both on and off of the court.
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