9/12/2009

Michael Jeffrey Jordan...

Growing up a fan of Chicago sports was rough. It was a series of heartbreaks and let-downs (with the lone exception of the '85 Bears). Usually, people would start saying "Wait 'til next year" early on in the season, no matter what the sport. Then came Michael Jordan. Now, I am not one to make heroes out of athletes, but goddamn was he fun to watch. I was a freshman in college when the Bulls dynasty began. It was so nice to follow a dominant team after witnessing so much failure. In honor of Michael Jordan's induction into the Hall Of Fame, I'm posting a few videos. If you're from Cleveland, Portland, Phoenix, New York, or Utah, I don't blame you for not watching.


1990 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (69 points)


1992 vs. Portland Trailblazers (the one with all the three-pointers)


1993 vs. Phoenix Suns


1995 vs. New York Knicks (55 points in comeback)


1997 vs. Utah Jazz (the flu game)


1998 vs. Utah Jazz

8 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I really think he was the last of a breed of athlete that put the team ahead of himself.

Scope said...

Oh, Charlie Sheen's friend from those Hanes commercials?

I thought he was just some underwear model.

Bill Stankus said...

I was fortunate to have lived in LA when John Wooden was leading UCLA to all those NCAA championships. For me it was last time college basketball was fun to watch.

I was working in a Beverly HIll camera store and Jack Kent Cooke came for something ... he was all excited about something - I asked him "What?" and he told he had just that day signed Magic Johnson to the Lakers. He was grinning ear to ear.

westchesterdead said...

I got a chance to see Michael Jordan go against Charles Barkley when I snagged some Sixers playoff tickets in the early 90's. Jordan defied gravity - it looked fake....like he had a wire harness on - yet I was watching it live. I couldn't help but sit there with my jaw on the floor.

bubbles said...

Iread that he spewed sour grapes in his speech. What are your thoughts?

Some Guy said...

Bubbles- I didn't actually see the speech, but I Googled it. I guess I always sort of assume athletes, especially ones like Jordan who are told for years that they're the greatest of all time, that they will have a fucked-up sense of themselves. I'm not excusing him, but it doesn't surprise me. That's why I don't see them as heroes. But I did enjoy watching him play.

bubbles said...

Thanks for the reply, Some Guy. I was sort of surprised to read it. I guess I assume that people that are so blessed find some kind of humility. You are wiser than I.

Grant Miller said...

I have on very good authority from a source who would know as he was in law enforcement that Superman - MJ - was/is a big time stoner. I have more details but I probably should not put them in print.