Now open: MJ’s Hall of Fame exhibit

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From the Associated Press: “The Basketball Hall of Fame has opened a Michael Jordan exhibit before his enshrinement next month. The display features items from Jordan’s NBA career and from his time at North Carolina and with the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. There is also a batting glove from Jordan’s brief foray into baseball. The exhibit is made possible in part by a $250,000 donation from Nike and features several pair of the superstar’s Air Jordan shoes.”

Hall of Fame historian and archivist Matt L. Zeysing said: “It’s just a great project. The exhibit highlights Michael’s entire career, not just with the Chicago Bulls but in college at North Carolina, and with the U.S. Olympic Dream Team (in 1992). Michael’s appeal had crossover popularity. A young kid, living in the city, would grow up and love Michael Jordan, but the mother of that kid would love him, too.”

According to the Republican Sports Desk: “The Jordan display will include a 40-foot timeline, and examples Jordan’s line of basketball footwear. … Also available for viewing with be Jordan jerseys from throughout his career with the Bulls, Washington Wizards and Olympic team, and rings from all six NBA titles the Bulls won from 1991-98. … A four-minute movie will be shown continuously. Narrated by Jordan himself, the film shows highlights of his basketball career as well as other aspects of his legacy, including his brief attempt to play pro baseball in the mid-1990s.”

The Jordan exhibit will remain at the hall for several months after enshrinement. Maybe I’m being a little bit of a homer here, but I think the Jordan exhibit should be kept at the hall pretty much forever. I mean, he isthe best basketball player of all time right? Shouldn’t the Basketball Hall of Fame permanently celebrate the greatest pro baller to ever squeeze into short pants? I think so. Actually, I think the Hall should have a special exhibit for three pro players: Wilt Chamberlain (the greatest compiler of stats), Bill Russell (the greatest winner) and Michael Jordan (the greatest of the greats). But this is a good start.


12 Responses to Now open: MJ’s Hall of Fame exhibit

    Noor Hammad August 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Hear hear.

    Noor Hammad

    Jb August 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Instead of Wennington’s jersey and MJ’s HOF exhibit can you write about how we should effectively begin to look for other options besides the great Bosh? Given the talent level of his supporting cast, this season will go one of two ways. Either they have a good team, land a top 5 seed in the playoffs and do something or they flame out as a total disappointment and either snatch the last spot or miss the playoffs entirely. In the first scenario Bosh won’t leave for the Bulls cuz he’s on at least as good of a team talent-wise and one that can pay him more and in the second, well how much does he really affect winning, not sure we’d want him if this was the case. Just saying, unless some big time injuries come into play or the team/city turns on him or he just decides he hates Canada, I just don’t see him on the Bulls next year. He’s either staying in Toronto, back to Big D or a myriad of other options, none of which involve the Bulls is my suspicion.

    Jason August 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Great sports blog man. I’m going to visit here more often. I have a sports blog myself and I would like to exchange links with you. Let me know. Jason

  4. romaingary August 3, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    and I thought you didn’t like him?

    Andres Lopez August 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    What took them so long to but MJ in the hall of fame lol

    felipe garcia August 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm #

    Yah, its about time that they but him in the hall of fame! lol

    Brad S. August 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    Does it kill anyone else to see him displayed in that picture wearing a Wizards Jersey?

    No matter how long it has been, it still hurts when I see that. In fact, it has been long enough, that on a day to day basis, I can forget that he was ever there. Instead, I fondly remember when he was “ours” adn Chicago was his. He owned the town and the hardwood and the league. It’s sad when you remember how that really ended: with our MJ comming back wearing another teams jersey. It’s not the way it should be…

    Brad S. August 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    To Jb:

    What do you mean “Instead of Wenningtons jersey…”??? I don’t think I like your tone, sir.

    Michael Reed May 14, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    I consider myself to be one of the biggest MJ fans on the face of the earth and I think it is great that the N.B.A. Hall Of Fame has a Michael Jordan exhibit. He is The Greatest player to ever play by far, in my opinion. I lived in the suburbs of Chicago for 24 years, and was at the 1st game of the 1998 N.B.A. finals in Salt Lake City, the ONLY tome I got to see Jordan in person. Although they lost in overtime by 3 points, it was still something I will never forget. So, carry on Hall Of Fame, keep the exibit there forever. I hope to get there one day to see it. Go Bulls.

    Michael Reed May 14, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    I think that the exhibit of Michael Jordan’s career is a great idea. I was at the first game of the 1998 N.B.A. inals in Salt Lake City and it was the only time I ever got to see MJ play in person. Although they lost by 3 points in OT, it was still great to be there and see The Greatest Basketball Player ever to play, in person. As we all know The Bulls did win the Series in 6 games, in their house, lol, the vision of MJ holding up 6 fingers to the home croud is still fresh in my mind. Here’s to Michael Jordan, The Greatest Player Ever.

  11. Anonymous November 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    does bruss defeat mj?


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