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PostSubject: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 3:09 pm

Did you guys watch MJ's induction speech? There has been mixed results about it. I personally loved it. It was MJ being MJ. Like he said early on, most people know his story so no reason for him to go into detail the way the others did.
I was still amazed at the competitiveness of Jordan. If you said something back in the 1st grade he remembers it and he hasn't let it go lol. I enjoyed the fact that he didn't go up there and say what he was "suppose to say" and just kept it real.

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 4:14 pm

Yah, he kept it real. Really low class. I loved watching the dude play, but he could have just thanked a ton of people that helped him along the way and told some funny stories - instead it was like he was still trying to prove something even though everyone accepts him as the best ever.

I thought David Robinson's speach was cool though.
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Yah, he kept it real. Really low class. I loved watching the dude play, but he could have just thanked a ton of people that helped him along the way and told some funny stories - instead it was like he was still trying to prove something even though everyone accepts him as the best ever.

I thought David Robinson's speach was cool though.

David Robinson is obviously a hell of a public speaker. I felt bad for Stockton for having to follow David. As for Jordan though, I love the fact that he didn't just give the same typical speech and said what he wanted to say. I couldn't help but admire the fire he has, he has an amazing drive and competitiveness that I have never seen before. You can see how driven he was to prove everyone wrong that every said anything negative about it. I loved it, it was raw and it was real. The emotion from beginning to finish was something I appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyTue Sep 15, 2009 4:31 pm

He didn't need to though. It's cool you liked it, but this was not a game he had to win. He didn't need to prove anything. I would have rather he showed humilty, humour and thanks.

All I've seen from Jordan is that competitive prove you wrong attiitude that brought him to this moment where he is now considered the best ever. I guess I was hoping to see a less ego driven side of him.
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He didn't need to though. It's cool you liked it, but this was not a game he had to win. He didn't need to prove anything. I would have rather he showed humilty, humour and thanks.

All I've seen from Jordan is that competitive prove you wrong attiitude that brought him to this moment where he is now considered the best ever. I guess I was hoping to see a less ego driven side of him.

I think his emotions got the best of him. He wasn't mentally ready to give this speech. It is painfully clear that he still can't let the game go. If this speech happened in 10 years when his body is aging and he has time to mentally accept the fact that he will never play again(something he hasn't done yet) it would have been a completely different kind of speech.
I think he got caught up in his emotions, one thing led to another and next thing you know he is getting everything off of his chest. I guess the part I liked the most about it was you could tell it was just raw emotion from that moment in time.

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyWed Jan 11, 2012 3:31 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/michael-jordan-really-cut-high-school-team-215707476.html
It's the "story" of legend, even if the story was always a fictional
tale. Michael Jordan, regarded for over a decade to be the best
basketball player ever, was supposedly "cut" from his high school
basketball team during his sophomore year. Jordan has brought it up
endlessly, writers like Bob Greene and David Halberstam trumpeted the
tale, and the idea that the Best Player Ever could not be included
amongst the 10-best players in tiny Laney High School in Wilmington,
N.C., back in 1979 tends to boggle the mind.

It should boggle the mind, because it isn't true. Not just that he
wasn't amongst the 10 best, Jordan clearly was, but because MJ was never
really "cut." He was sent to the JV team by a 26-year-old coach who was
recently brilliantly profiled by Thomas Lake at Sports Illustrated.
Coach Clifton Herring is a man who probably didn't think he'd be the
subject of anything having to do with Sports Illustrated at the time,
much less 30-some years later.

It is a long (for the blog generation) but worthwhile read that cuts
to the ever-shrinking core of Jordan, the person whose accomplishments
need no inflating, but someone who has taken self-aggrandizing to a new
level in the same way that he dominated the game of basketball for two
decades after that "cut."



Here's a clip:

In those days it was rare for sophomores to make varsity.
Herring made one exception in 1978, one designed to remedy his team's
height disadvantage. This is part of the reason Mike Jordan went home
and cried in his room after reading the two lists. It wasn't just that
his name was missing from the varsity roster. It was also that as he
scanned the list he saw the name of another sophomore, one of his close
friends, the 6'7" Leroy Smith.

Over the next three decades Jordan would become a world-class
collector of emotional wounds, a champion grudge-holder, a magician at
converting real and imagined insults into the rocket fuel that made him
fly. If he had truly been cut that year, as he would claim again and
again, he wouldn't have had such an immediate chance for revenge. But in
fact his name was on the second list, the jayvee roster, with the names
of many of his fellow sophomores. Jordan quickly became a jayvee
superstar.

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyWed Jan 11, 2012 11:08 pm

It was probably the best HOF speech of all time.

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyWed Jan 11, 2012 11:22 pm

KingsOwn19 wrote:
It was probably the best HOF speech of all time.
that is of coarse until King James speech

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyTue Jan 17, 2012 1:31 am

killerofchicken wrote:
KingsOwn19 wrote:
It was probably the best HOF speech of all time.
that is of coarse until King James speech




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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyTue Jan 17, 2012 10:03 am

Will LBJ take over for The Mailman as the best that never won a ring?

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OU wrote:
Will LBJ take over for The Mailman as the best that never won a ring?
he can join Chuck and Reggie lol

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PostSubject: Re: Jordan's HOF speech   Jordan's HOF speech EmptyWed Jan 18, 2012 2:00 am

OU wrote:
Will LBJ take over for The Mailman as the best that never won a ring?


Lebron will get a ring.
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