Back in 2001, MJ had a few broken ribs right before his league return as a Washington Wizard. It happened during a pick up game in Chicago and Jordan refused to admit who was to blame for the injury. Nearly a week after the media got wind of the incident, it was discovered that Artest was the culprit. Now, 15 years later, during a Facebook live interview with ESPN‘s Molly Qerim, World Peace answered a fan’s question about the ordeal.
“So I was in a summer gym. R. Kelly would be there sometimes, Jordan, Barkley was there a couple times, and a lot of other NBA players. There were some really good games—tougher than the NBA games, real tough competition. And Jordan was posting me up. So I was trying to deny him, because when Jordan gets the ball, there was nothing you could do. He was gonna score. So I was trying to deny him and he was holding me, so I kind of tried to lift his arm up with my right hand and I accidentally hit him in the ribs with my elbow. And I accidentally broke his ribs,” Artest said.
Check out the rest of World Peace’s interview below.
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