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Michael Jordan: HOF class of 09'

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ESPNews had a pretty sweet highlight reel on him the other day. Some of them were just unreal. I hated him when he played but he is for sure the GOAT.
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Originally posted by SLICK:
ESPNews had a pretty sweet highlight reel on him the other day. Some of them were just unreal. I hated him when he played but he is for sure the GOAT.

Y would U hate him?
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
What is the best HOF class of basketball? This year is pretty darn good, but is it the best. Crzy, Pete and anyone who follows it closely...opinions?

I think it's the best. The other two that are up there are Oscar Robertson/Jerry West/Jerry Lucas & Walt Frazier/Pete Maravich/Rick Barry.

Oscar Roberson, Jerry West and Jerry Lucas - that's pretty amazing.
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Originally posted by Nes49:
Originally posted by SLICK:
ESPNews had a pretty sweet highlight reel on him the other day. Some of them were just unreal. I hated him when he played but he is for sure the GOAT.

Y would U hate him?

I hated Jordan because I was a Reggie Miller fan. But, I always always respected Jordan's game and believed he was the GOAT.
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Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and legendary point guard John Stockton have surprised many with who they decided to represent them as they enter the Hall of Fame.

The pair will be inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Friday.

Sloan selected Charles Barkley, while Stockton tabbed Isiah Thomas.

"First of all, he set a huge standard for all little guys," Stockton told the Salt Lake Tribune of Thomas. "At the time, the NBA was going toward bigger and bigger guards. But he showed everyone that little guys could play, too."

Stockton added that Thomas changed his vision of basketball early on.

"I ran up against him once in high school and he changed my entire view of basketball," Stockton recalled. "We played in an AAU tournament and I has never seen anything like it.

"He's done some things behind the scenes that people don't know about. I'm certainly not going to talk about them now ... but he's shown a lot of class."

Sloan made the decision to select Barkley for a different reason.

"The biggest thing, I guess, is that my [late] wife Bobbye was a big fan of his," Sloan explained. "At the [1992] All-Star Game in Orlando, she saw him stand there for an hour or so and sign autographs.

That's when she became a fan. Other than John and Karl [Malone], he was her favorite player."

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Nice. Now I have to watch the Hall of Fame just for Sir Charles' speech.
Originally posted by crzy:
Nice. Now I have to watch the Hall of Fame just for Sir Charles' speech.

Is it gonna be on ESPN or is it a NBATV exclusive?
That was the 1st time I've heard "sh!t" not bleeped out on ESPN. Only MJ.

(Not counting background crowd noise at live sporting events.)
Originally posted by NinerFanMT:
Originally posted by crzy:
Nice. Now I have to watch the Hall of Fame just for Sir Charles' speech.

Is it gonna be on ESPN or is it a NBATV exclusive?

ESPN just finished it its 6:15 and its on NBATV now.....i'm sure it'll be up on youtube shortly

Originally posted by dobophile:
What a jerk.

how?
Originally posted by IWASATTHECATCH:
That was the 1st time I've heard "sh!t" not bleeped out on ESPN. Only MJ.

(Not counting background crowd noise at live sporting events.)

Even if it was tape delayed, they probably still wouldn't have bleeped it. They've been on his jock all day. Jordan was great at basketball, but he's no less of a jerk than people make Kobe out to be in terms of what he demands from his teammates (I'm not talking off the court stuff).
Originally posted by dobophile:
What a jerk.

LOL. I was wondering what the reaction to him would be from people for that. I'd guess that overall they'd eat it up simply because he's MJ.

I know this might be hard for people to believe, but MJ is everything I like about sports. He was born with insane God-given abilities and milked every last ounce out of them. I have tremendous respect for people who do that in or out of sports. He was also as competitive as they come, and wanted to rip his opponent's hearts out. That's all I really care about when watching sports. I want to watch world class athletes battle to the proverbial death while getting the most out of their abilities. He was all of that. I don't give a rat's ass if he's a swell guy off of the court, or if he cheats on his wife, or gambles, or any of that. The whole Mike Vick/Terrell Owens/Plaxico Burress soap opera crap is completely uninteresting to me, although it's everywhere.

My irritation about him has always been because of people's reaction to him, and making him out to be something that he wasn't on or off the court. He's on the beneficial side of a double standard.

[ Edited by LA9erFan on Sep 11, 2009 at 20:03:20 ]
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
My irritation about him has always been because of people's reaction to him, and making him out to be something that he wasn't on or off the court. He's on the beneficial side of a double standard.

Well then you're not going to like the poll on ESPN's front page...


"Should the NBA retire Jordan's #23?"

He's Jackie Robinson now
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I'm the biggest Jordan worshipper around, but it pissed me off when the Miami Heat retired Jordan's 23 when he didn't even play for them.

Why not just hang a banner that said "Michael Jordan kicked our ass repeatedly"

Sheesh.
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