Tim Hardaway says he’s FED up with Bill Laimbeer’s disrespect for Michael Jordan … saying the Pistons legend KNOWS MJ’s the G.O.A.T. … but is too jealous to admit it!!
Of course, Laimbeer spoke his mind on the debate last week … saying he believed LeBron James deserved the title, and not his archnemesis.
The comments set the NBA community on fire … so when TMZ Sports spoke with Hardaway recently, we had to ask the guy for his take — and he didn’t hold back.
“Stop being jealous,” the 5-time All-Star told us. “He took it to you, Bill. I know you all didn’t like it. You probably got dunked on 5, 6, 7, 8 times.”
Hardaway even points out Laimbeer’s Bad Boy Pistons had to have played a HUGE role in making MJ the killer he is today — remember the “Jordan Rules” …?
“That’s y’all fault. Don’t be mad, don’t be upset and don’t be jealous.”
There’s more … we also spoke with Hardaway about the tough financial times NBA players may face during the coronavirus pandemic … and he’s got solid advice.