Due to renewed interest in his dad brought on by ESPN's The Last Dance documentary series, Marcus Jordan, the second son of Michael, spoke to TMZ about what did and did not suck most about growing up as MJ's kid.
However, before he talked about that, he was asked when the moment he realized how big a deal his dad was...was.
"I think maybe middle school, around like sixth and eighth grade," he said while wearing a silhouette of his father on his head. "(...) In eighth grade I was No. 1 in the state, and everybody was coming to our games and we were getting bigger crowds than usual. And that's when it really started to settle in."
He also said that was about the time he started picking his dad's brain for advice on improving his game.
He was asked about pressure that he had to deal with, which he said wasn't as big of a deal as it could've been on account of the fact that he had an older brother who had to deal with the expectations first. That gave him an idea of what to prepare for.
Finally, as mentioned in the title, he was asked about what was the best and worst thing about being the son of the biggest basketball player who's ever lived was. As it turns out, it was a pair of answers that would probably make you say, "Oh, yeah. I could see that. That makes sense."
First, the good. His dad had a lot of access and money.
"The best thing, honestly, there's just a lot of perks," he said. "We were raised relatively normal. I say 'relative' because I didn't take my first commercial flight until I was a junior in high school. I grew up playing Playstation on a private jet. So it's not normal. But my mom, she's from the South Side of Chicago, and so she made sure we stayed grounded and visited my cousins on the South Side a lot. We had a somewhat normal upbringing, going to public middle school, et cetera, et cetera."
As for the worst, it was the potential moochers. Again, this was not completely unexpected.
"The negative, or the worst thing, would just be having to operate under the assumption that people are always wanting something from you," he said. "Whether it was a Jordan shoe, or a connection of some sort. You have to operate under the assumption that people are coming around with their hands out. That's probably the only downfall."