RJ Barrett studies “The Last Dance” lessons to bring to Knicks

During the stopping of the NBA coronavirus pandemic, rookie stud Knicks RJ Barrett has been teaching Michael Jordan for the past five weeks, watching every episode of “The Last Dance”.

Barrett said he has “absorbed everything” and that his mind may have changed about who the GOAT is

In an appearance recorded on ESPN’s “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” on Monday evening, Barrett admitted how much he enjoyed as Jordan’s career unfolded. Barrett, who turns 20 on June 14, was born two years after Jordan’s sixth and final NBA title in 1998.

“I grew up after everything that happened,” Barrett told Van Pelt. “It’s nice to be able to hear Mike speak and listen as he thinks. Because for me it was a kind of machine. So to see how he got into a franchise and completely changed his culture, or his leadership skills, his work ethic – I’m immersing everything inside. “

Like Jordan, Barrett was the third pick in the project, a shooting guard outside the ACC. However, Barrett comes from Jordan’s main UNC rival, Duke.

“I guess I didn’t really understand Jordan completely. I think I have a better picture now, ” said Barrett. “Especially at that time – he had to face” The Bad Boys “. They had” Jordan Rules “. He had to go and completely change his body. I’m not taking anything away from Kobe [Bryant] and LeBron [James], but it was the first to do it. He changed it where a 2-guard is really a wing [and] what kind of helps you win the championships. He also changed the NBA in a way. “