The thread that ties Craig Ehlo and Bryon Russell together is one that's based on Michael Jordan burying a game-winning shot against them.
From one victim to another, Ehlo advised Russell to stay quiet about wanting to challenge Jordan after he called him out in his Hall of Fame induction speech.
"I would tell Bryon, 'Just let it go,' " Ehlo told FanHouse. "It happened, and it's a great memory. But you don't want him to go out and embarrass you, and let it happen twice."
Jordan's jumper over Ehlo in Game 5 of the 1989 first-round series between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the series.
His jumper against Russell in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals featuring the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz secured Chicago's sixth title.
As for Ehlo, he wasn't offended Jordan didn't refer to him in the Hall of Fame speech.
"He doesn't need to mention me," Ehlo said. "That shot holds its own water. It's been on a Gatorade commercial and on ESPN Classic. He doesn't need to mention it anymore."
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