Per Donald McRae of the Guardian, Hodges wrote in his new book he wanted Jordan and Johnson to sit out Game 1 in response to Rodney King being beaten by members of the Los Angeles Police Department a few months earlier.
Hodges said Jordan believed the idea of boycotting the game was "crazy" and added Jordan "didn’t speak out largely because he didn’t know what to say – not because he was a bad person.”
Playing 10 NBA seasons with the Bulls, San Diego Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, Hodges was a lights-out shooter who led the league in three-point field goal percentage twice. He won two NBA titles with the Bulls in 1991 and 1992.
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