"I'm Gonna Tell You What I'm Gonna Do": What It Was Like To Guard Michael Jordan, According To Craig EhloEmma Carmichael2/16/13 2:00pmFiled to: Michael JordanCraig Ehlothe shotMichael jordan the shotNbaChicago BullsCleveland CavaliersDeadspin interviewsDeadspin interviewTopGawker premium1613EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn honor of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, we reached out to a man who, possibly more than anyone, understands the sneering greatness of Jordan in his prime: Craig Ehlo, the former NBA player (14 seasons with the Rockets, Cavaliers, Hawks, and SuperSonics) who was on the wrong side of "The Shot" in Game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference playoffs. Ehlo is now an assistant coach for the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team. We spoke to him by phone on Friday. What follows is his recollection of guarding Jordan, in his words.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.