Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was always known for his ability to put on a show. It caught the attention of former New York Knicks veteran Allan Houston, who pointed out that Jordan's fundamentals were what made him truly remarkable.
Throughout his illustrious career in the NBA, Jordan went on to put forth a number of eye-opening performances. He transformed the NBA with his rare combination of athleticism and scoring ability.
Appearing on the "Knuckleheads" podcast with Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson, Allan Houston went into detail about what made Jordan so special. Houston spoke about the fact that Jordan had some of the most impressive footwork the game had seen, especially in the mid-range.
"Michael was so fundamentally sound that people don't realize, he played for Dean Smith for three years, right? People talk about Kobe. People always talk about the guys who had great footwork, great mid-range game. It's because it starts with the feet.
"Everything starts with your feet and being aware of your balance and your feet and how you can be efficient with your movement before you even do anything with the ball.
"So my thing was we used to play a lot of one on one with no dribble, so I think it's like when you say master the fundamentals. It's master your base first, then master who you are like. We try to do so much of watching somebody else. What they do. Master your basics and then figure out, what you do best and then build off of that."
There's no denying that Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was one of the most impressive players in the NBA. Plenty of New York Knicks fans saw this in person, as Jordan went on to put forth some of the most memorable performances ever seen at Madison Square Garden.
Although "MJ" was known for his ability to throw down jaw-dropping dunks on a nightly basis, it was his preparation that made him a special talent.
Jordan was a relentless worker and constantly honed his skills on the practice court. He was a master of his craft and had the ability to make his opponents look silly, as Allan Houston brought up on a number of occasions in his podcast.