CHICAGO -- With his second NBA Most Valuable Player trophy on the table in front of him, Michael Jordan spoke yesterday of not savoring the award until the Chicago Bulls achieve the ultimate.
"The MVP is great, but I will not truly enjoy it until we get the championship," said Jordan, a landslide winner over second-place Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers. "I'm envious of the Celtics, the Pistons and Lakers. They've won. That's what's driving me."
Jordan's motivation helped him to perhaps his best pro season. He averaged 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.7 steals while playing less and taking fewer shots than his previous five seasons.