Thurl Talk

Cliff Levingston on his early days in the NBA and Michael Jordan’s competitiveness

Thurl Bailey is joined by Cliff LevingstonĀ (2x NBA champion, Chicago Bulls 1990-91, 1991-92) to talk about growing up in San Diego, CA., how his first passion was baseball, and what drove him to get out of California.

Cliff also recalls being drafted 9th in the first round to the Detroit Pistons, even though he never thought he was good enough to play in the NBA. Then we talk about how being traded to the Atlanta Hawks was exactly what Cliff needed to find his footing in the NBA.

Lastly, Cliff recalls his time with the Chicago Bulls and how Michael Jordan’s competitiveness divided the early 90s team. Then we dive into how his job on the Bulls was to beat up Scottie Pippen during practice, the euphoric feeling of winning a championship, and the lessons he learned from the team that he lives with every day.

You can learn more about Cliff’s foundation, Legends Leaving Legacies, by clicking the link below:

Published: Tuesday May 12, 2020
Runtime: 00:45:57