Fresh ink: Jordan in the Hall


The greatest player of all time being selected for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame — along with David Robinson, John Stockton and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer — is about as shocking as the sun rising again this morning or the fact that the Three Stooges are still funny no matter how many times you’ve seen Moe whack Larry and Curly with a hammer. The numbers are epic: one NCAA championship (with North Carolina in 1982), two Olympic gold medals (in 1984 and with 1992’s “Dream Team”), five MVPs, six Finals MVPs, 10 scoring titles and 14 All-Star selections. Oh yeah, and then there are those six NBA championships. The man, quite simply, is a legend’s legend…the basketball player by which all other basketball players have been and will be measured. Hail to the king, baby.

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More MJ: profile
ESPN profile
Wikipedia entry
Stats at Basketball-Reference
Sports Illustrated Vault
Sporting News archives
Virtual gallery
Tribute site

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2 Responses to Fresh ink: Jordan in the Hall

    Nicky C April 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Nice post; love the links. I know you got roasted a few weeks back by many people (including me…sorry) for writing about your anti-Jordan sentiment growing up, but I think this will make it up to those offended parties. You’re doing a great job with the site, so keep up the great work!

    Kevin April 10, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    This might sound strange, but it kind of feels weird to me that they’re just “Putting him in” the Hall of Fame..
    Doesn’t it feel like they should be naming a wing of the building after him or something??

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