It's now a rather famous anecdote in the life and times of Michael
Jordan that he was cut from the varsity when he was in high school. You
think that's merely a footnote more than 30 years later? You think
Jordan's forgotten the details or is willing to let go? Guess whom
Jordan invited to the Hall of Fame Friday night? Leroy Smith, the kid
who took his spot on the high school team. Jordan said he's still
saying "to the coach who picked Leroy over me: 'You made a mistake,
That is from Michael Wilbon, here is more.
Addendum: Here is another version of the tale.