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McEnroe was McNasty on and off the court

Updated: June 22, 2006, 11:06 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"I wanted to spend [the night] with my family and friends and the people who had supported me, not a bunch of stiffs who were 70-80 years old, telling you that you're acting like a jerk," says John McEnroe on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series about why he didn't attend the traditional Wimbledon winners dinner in 1981.

John McEnroe, whose brilliant tennis coupled with a volatile temper helped make him one of the sports stars, will be profiled on

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