MJ once called Olive Garden to tell teammate he was being traded

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Former Chicago Bulls forward Brad Sellers revealed that Michael Jordan helped get him out of the Windy City in 1989 after his minutes diminished.

Sellers told The Undefeated's Jerry Bembry he approached Jordan for help after sensing he was the odd man out in the rotation with Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, both of whom were selected in the first round of the 1987 draft.

"I told MJ, 'You got to go in there and tell them that this is not going to work for me here,'" Sellers said.

"You really want me to do that?" Jordan asked.

"Absolutely," Sellers replied.

"OK," Jordan said. "I'll do it."

The next day, Sellers was eating a plate of chicken parmesan at Olive Garden when his meal was interrupted by a restaurant manager informing him that Jordan was on the phone.

"They're trading you to Seattle tomorrow," Jordan told Sellers. "Good luck, B."

Sellers would come to regret the decision. His stint in Seattle lasted just half a season, as he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1990.

"When I got to Seattle, I said, 'What in the hell did I just do?'" he said. "I was young and dumb."

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