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Michael Jordan: Bulls teammates used to drink beer at halftime

Michael Jordan

ATLANTA - 1984: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls sits on the bench against the Atlanta Hawks during a game played circa 1984 at the OMNI in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1984 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Michael Jordan loves telling on his former teammates.

Of course, there was the cocaine story.

“The Last Dance,” ESPN’s documentary on the 1997-98 Bulls, also showed Scottie Pippen objecting to being filmed drinking beer in the training room after a game. Ron Harper and Jordan – drinking with Pippen – expressed no such qualms.

Jordan, whom Chicago drafted in 1984:

Ten years ago, you’d see half the brothers drinking a case. At halftime! When I first joined the team, they was drinking beer at half and smoking cigarettes. And you know what? See, they were getting the cigarettes from the coaches.

Remember when Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace) admitted to drinking at halftimes while playing for the Bulls (1999-2002)? That was a big scandal.

The 80s were a different time.