[Cleveland] - “I never said I was a Jordan stopper like Gerald Wilkins or anything,” Ehlo said during an extensive call with cleveland.com this week. “But back then Harp and me were on the court at the same time and he was our big offensive threat. So, when I came in it was a no-brainer that I would guard Jordan so Harp could rest on defense and play on offense.
“Harp had never really talked about defense or guarding people. He wasn’t a bad defender, I will give him that much, but I think those years with the Bulls where he got those championships, he was definitely third or fourth fiddle, so all of a sudden he becomes this lockdown defender, apparently. I don’t really remember him during our time wanting to play defense that much. He kind of shocked me with those comments, saying he wanted to guard Michael.”
Craig Ehlo finally playing some defense! What a quote here by Craig - which is still one of the weirdest names out there. Craig, thank God that's not my name. Now Craig here is talking about Ron Harper's quote from this past Sunday. One of the all-time reactions:
I get Ehlo wants to defend himself, since he couldn't defend Jordan. But, uh, Jordan even said he was hoping to see Ehlo on him instead of Harper. Now if you want to say that's because Harper ended up being Jordan's teammate, I'll listen to that argument. But the fact is you have the guy who hit The Shot over you saying he was glad you were on him. You can't really bounce back from that. You can't sit there and list out your teammates and their biggest strengths as to why they'd defend you.
But really this just shows how Jordan could fuck a team up. Trust me, I knew first hand watching him fuck the Knicks up every year. It sucks. You were always trying to find a way to beat him and then when you lost you fought with each other. The dude would break teams up. It was frustrating as shit.