I Honestly Believe I’d Be Great Friends With Matthew McConaughey And Great Teammates With Michael Jordan

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be great friends with Matthew McConaughey and great teammates with Michael Jordan.

Now I’m sure this on the surface sounds a little weird, out-of-left-field and random. I’ll grant you that I did come to this conclusion kind of out of nowhere. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

First, let’s start with McConaughey. It’s not a secret at all that I’m a McConaughey guy. I think the dude is a generational talent in the acting game.

He’s a star, and he’s been front and center during the coronavirus pandemic helping people. Let’s go down the list of what McConaughey and myself have in common.

Huge college football fans? Check. Proud Americans? Check. We love good looking women? Check. Generational talents in our respective crafts? Check. Living on our own little planets? Check. Quote machines? Check.

The list goes on and on, but there’s no doubt at all that we’d have a hell of a time cracking beers with each other.

As for Jordan, the similarities might be even more obvious to everyone. Natural born competitors? Check. Willing to die on the floor than get out-worked? Check. Proven champions? Check. Push people when they don’t want to be pushed in order to win? Check. Willing to sacrifice being the nice guy in order to win at all costs? Check.

Some have called Michael Jordan the “David Hookstead of the 1990s NBA.” I won’t go as far as to say that, but I think the overlap in our skill set is obvious.

Jordan wasn’t always the nicest guy to his teammates on the Bulls, but that’s okay. I’m sure they get a lot of comfort from the six championship rings on their fingers.

If Jordan had had more guys like me on his team instead of some of the cream puffs he started with, he might have 10 championships.

So, after much deliberation, I am now fully convinced Matthew McConaughey and I would be great friends and Jordan and I would have been a hell of a duo on the same team.

You can disagree, but you’ll just be wrong!