Jordan didn't say anything inappropriate or anything of the sort. Yeah, it wasn't your typical speech but what about Jordan's game was typical. What the purpose of his speech was was to explain what "fueled the fire" inside him...to give insight as to how he was able to win 5 MVPs, 6 championships, etc. From his sister trying to outdo him in the classroom to his older brothers beating him up to Dean Smith keeping him off the cover of Sports Illustrated to torching Bryon Russell for claiming he could contain Jordan.
He didn't really take shots at anyone. He mentioned a few names. But how could he leave these guys out...Jerry Krause for example was mentioned. According to Jordan, and I agree with him, Krause had to be mentioned. The only reason Jordan ever wore a Wizards uniform and never returned in black and red to Chicago is because of Krause's rediculous ego and stubborn attitude. Jordan will always be remembered for being a Bull and rarely if ever as a Wizard, but Krause tainted Jordan's taste for the game as he prevented him from retiring as a Bull instead of Wizard (how many guys spend their entire career on one team...Jordan would have done just that if not for Krause).
Leroy Smith - They're obviously still friends or atleast are on friendly terms, why else would he show up? Jordan didn't call him out. Everyone already knew Leroy Smith beat him out for the team. The point of him mentioning Leroy was to show that this was the real catalyst to Jordan's determination...it was more like Jordan was honoring Leroy and saying thank you to him.
Bryon Russell - You really think Jordan is going to let the last shot of his career (Wizards don't count) go unmentioned? Talk about a storybook finish. Game winner as your last shot over the guy that said he could contain you...unreal...had to be mentioned.
Quit looking for faults with everything...How about mentioning how humble he was to Scottie Pippen, Pat Riley, Tex Winter, etc?