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  • Michael Jordan: Playing Above the Rim

    03/07/2021 6:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Robert Orlando
    The Human Highlight. GOAT. His sheer vertical style of play was legendary, but that's not the story. He transformed himself from dominant athlete to one of the fiercest mental competitors of all time, with only one enemy, mediocrity. And while his brand flew high, to think, I never knew his politics? If not outspoken on politics, why such a vast appeal? Keep reading. North Carolina to Chicago, Michael arrived in 1984 in an era that belonged to Larry Bird's Celtics and Magic Johnson’s Lakers of showtime fame. They were Gemini stars of legendary dynasties, and always on the top 10...
  • Michael Jordan launches his own NASCAR team and signs Bubba Wallace - the circuit's only black driver - in bid to diversify the sport

    09/22/2020 3:21:15 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 78 replies
    NBA legend Michael Jordan is launching a new NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace, the only black driver on stock car racing's top circuit and the sport's most coveted free agent. Jordan, currently the majority owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, announced Monday that he is starting the one-car team along with veteran driver Denny Hamlin. 'Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few black owners,' Jordan said in his statement. 'The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more.' The partnership was announced Monday night in coordinated social media posts by...
  • 14 Amazing Tales of Michael Jordan Being a Hypercompetitive Weirdo

    05/16/2020 8:31:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Dan Reilly
    As the ESPN documentary The Last Dance proves over and over, Michael Jordan’s life and career are full of stories that would be hard to believe if there weren’t cameras there to capture them. The intense, pathologic competitiveness, the ability to transcend what seems humanly possible by sheer force of will, the downright meanness that fueled it, the love of making a few bets — it’s all there in spades, which in turn lends credence to some of the more outlandish off-the-court tales about His Airness. Here are some of the wildest tales about Jordan — both from unconfirmed sources...
  • How Alan Parsons Project Became the Soundtrack to Jordan’s Bulls

    05/09/2020 11:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    For every Chicago Bulls home game during Michael Jordan's career, first at Chicago Stadium and then at the United Center, he was welcomed onto the court with the same introduction song: “Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project. Parsons had released the instrumental track in 1982, using it as the opening song for his Eye in the Sky album. Two years later, a Chicago disc jockey named Tommy Edwards was settling in at a local movie theater when “Sirius” began playing over the cinema’s speaker system. “I know this song,” the longtime radio personality recalled to NBC Sports. “It’s ‘Sirius’ by...
  • Michael Jordan admits 'Republicans buy sneakers too' comment was made in jest, didn't see himself as political activist

    05/04/2020 7:42:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    Foc News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Ray Gaydos
    Michael Jordan mostly kept himself out of controversy at the height of his fame with the Chicago Bulls during the 1990s but it was a comment about selling sneakers that drew the most ire. Jordan’s comment, “Republicans buy sneakers too,” resurfaced Sunday night in an episode of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary. Jordan admitted that the remark, which was made during the 1990 U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between Democrat challenger Harvey Gantt and incumbent Republican Jesse Helms was "said in jest.”
  • ‘Last Dance’ Documentary on Michael Jordan & Chicago Bulls run reaffirmed my support of more player’s control in sports

    04/21/2020 8:32:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    Being a teen in the 1990s and I would listen to a lot of national sports talk on the radio. I still remember back then hearing about the hate Chicago bulls fans had for both GM Jerry Krause and the owner Jerry Reinsdorf, near the end of the Bulls Dynasty , but I really never understood what they were trying to do and just how egotistical and stupid both of these guys were in prematurely breaking up a team while making a run at another championship with the best player ever still in his prime. Krause made some brilliant moves...
  • Remembering That Time Kenny Rogers Scored on Michael Jordan

    03/23/2020 12:54:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Sporting News ^ | EMILY CARSON
    The music world will remember Kenny Rogers for his country hits and rotisserie chicken. The sports world will remember him for the time he scored on Michael Jordan. After Rogers' death on Saturday, a video began going around showing the country singer faking out Michael Jordan during a pickup basketball game. The 1988 game was part of the Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend, a three-day fundraising celebration at his Georgia home. The festival featured live music, golf, fishing, and a star-studded 3-on-3 celebrity basketball game played against NBA legends and other celebrities, including Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird and Dominique...
  • The Greatest NBA Basketball Players of All Time (Vanity)

    02/22/2020 7:52:14 AM PST · by Raymond Pamintuan · 134 replies
    Self ^ | February 22, 2020 | Self
    I've been watching some NBA games on YouTube and decided to update my ranking of the greatest basketball players of all time. The variables are player statistics, the impact the player had on his team, the strength of the opposition, and the strength of the player’s team (such as whether he had someone to elevate his game). I use a tier system, where arguments can be made for any particular ranking for players within the same tier. In my opinion, Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time (the GOAT). There’s never been anyone who dominated both ends in a...
  • ‘A black vote for Trump is mental illness,’ Baptist church sign says in Alabama

    08/30/2019 7:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | August 30, 2019 | CNN
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNN) — An Alabama pastor is standing by his controversial anti-Trump church sign. The sign outside of New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham reads: “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.” On the other side, it says: “A white vote for Trump is pure racism.” The church’s pastor, Michael Jordan, is behind the sign.
  • Michael Jordan once turned down a huge endorsement deal because he didn't like the product's name

    05/01/2019 2:26:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 12, 2019 | Cork Gaines
    "Do you think Michael Jordan really still eats McDonald's even though he is a millionaire?" is a question thousands of kids posed to each other in the 1990s. According to Jordan, the answer is "yes," and one story about a product he refused to endorse reveals just how important it was for MJ to maintain a genuine image as he rose to fame. In May 1992, Jordan did a lengthy interview with Playboy that was later reproduced at Longform. Mark Vancil asked Jordan about products he turned down, and His Airness revealed that he rejected one substantial offer because he...
  • Michael B Jordan pegged as potential Superman replacement after news Henry Cavill will not [tr]

    09/12/2018 12:44:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Staff
    Henry Cavill is hanging up his Superman cape after five years as the superhero. And rumors are already circulating about who will take the role of the DC Comics favorite. Michael B Jordan's name has been at the top of many lists, according to Deadline, who reported movie studio Warner Bros. 'has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time.'
  • Tonight: The Toxic Nike-Kaepernick Era Begins Dragging Down Nike, NFL

    09/06/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 52 replies
    Few companies have tailored their image to a broad audience more carefully than Nike. From NBA greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James to soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo to tennis great Serena Williams, Nike has used mainstream sports superstars to instill the idea that if you “Just Do It” you can achieve anything. All of which makes their choice of the marginalized, controversial and deeply divisive Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new “Just Do It” marketing blitz bewildering. He is not in sports at all, after a brief NFL career in which he was never a star. Most of...
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad weighs in on Trump, LeBron James spat

    08/05/2018 4:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: “In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them.” He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James’ intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president....
  • BASKETBALL; Hodges Criticizes Jordan For His Silence on Issues (Flashback)

    08/05/2018 11:51:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1992 | William C. Rhoden
    A day after scoring 39 points against Portland, Michael Jordan took a different sort of shot this afternoon -- from one of his teammates. Craig Hodges, the Bulls' 3-point shooting specialist and one of the league's best, chided Jordan and other National Basketball Association players for failing to use their visibility to call attention to pressing social and political issues, from the deepening plight of inner-city youth to the failure of owners to hire more black head coaches. Hodges spoke after the other Bulls had left practice for the day, and Jordan could not be reached for comment. The 31-year-old...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Why Michael Jordan's '90s Bulls Would Beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors

    06/15/2017 11:19:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/15/2017 | by John Ellis
    Thankfully, with his loss in the 2017 NBA Finals, I should never have to hear anyone attempt to elevate LeBron James above Michael Jordan in the GOAT discussion. Unfortunately, I now have to listen to people claiming that the 2017 Golden State Warriors would beat the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. That claim is more ludicrous than claiming that LeBron is better than Jordan. Below, I've listed three reasons why Michael Jordan's Bulls would beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors. 1. Defensive Matchups The 2017 Warriors are an offensive juggernaut, no doubt. However, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and...
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • Jordan (Michael) speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

    07/25/2016 9:33:14 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Undefeated ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mike Wise
    Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter released exclusively to The Undefeated. “I grieve with the families who...
  • Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List

    03/03/2015 5:01:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2015, 4:36 PM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...