Here’s an amazing, quick-ish read on Craig Ehlo’s experience guarding MJ.
Don’t remember Ehlo? He was the dude on the other side of The Shot and a pretty respectable player himself. Aside from the piece about MJ telling him what he was going to do, and then doing it, there’s this great quote:
I wouldn’t say I was the unfortunate one, because still, like my dad always said, you’ll be the best when you play the best. I was always thrilled to be in that position.
Teams don’t just have flow. So do their opponents. You play to the level of your competition as a system. That blows my mind.