Despite the high-profile, Jordan remained humble. He never put the Blazers didn't choose him, in the rookie season before he told Sports Illustrated (Sports Illustrated): "he (Bowie) for them more than me, they have enough big guard and small forward." His self deprecating embodied more obvious in another word the same text: "I hope that my life is at least play in an all star game".
This goal soon realized, he was voted to the all star saidone forces starting shooting guard soon after. In the all star game, he met the first obstacle occupation career: his teammates, Detroit Pistons Isaiah Thomas (Isiah Thomas). The media that is Thomas deliberately method does not pass the frozen the gold star at the all star game play, so as the starting shooting guard Jordan within 22 minutes of the time only 7 minutes. The rest of the day, he alone in the face of the alleged plot. About this thing that lasted for a long time, but Thomas has denied this claim. Finally, this section of resentment in the all star game in 2003 on the Eastern Conference all star team coach Thomas persuaded Vince Carter (Vince Carter) to the first position to participate in the last session of the all star game Jordan ended.
The second season playing only three games, a piece of bone Jordan stress fracture in his left foot, despite being voted into the all star game also failed to attend. But at the end of the season to return to the stadium of him in the first round of the playoffs against the Celtics scored 63 playoff history record score. After the two overtime, the bulls in the final 131-135 to their defeat, also to be swept out of the playoffs Jordan fate; but in this series of scoring average score of 43.7, this let all had suspected Jordan ability are closed his mouth.