His “Airness” Takes His Throne Today.

michael_jordan1242892345There are so many different things that I could write about Michael Jordan.  There’s so many that, even with me being unemployed and having nothing to do, I still can’t list all of them!  Michael Jordan is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame today and will “officially” go down as the greatest basketball player to ever live.  The man did it all.  He was a star at the University of North Carolina and led them to a National Championship in 1982 by draining the game winner against Georgetown.  He was then drafted 3rd overall to the Chicago Bulls in 1984.  Can you actually believe that the Portland Trail Blazers chose Sam Bowie over Jordan that year?  Just imagine where both franchises might be if the Blazers had any draft sense.  Jordan was 3rd in the league in scoring during his rookie season and won the Rookie of the Year Award.  MJ ended up winning 6 NBA titles with the Bulls, who were the NBA’s team of the ’90’s.  Jordan averaged 30 points or more for 7 straight years from 86-93, and hit the 30 point average mark 8 times in his career!  He averaged 37.1 PPG in 86-87!  Are you kidding me?? That is unheard of in the modern day of basketball!!  Here are some other career numbers to put things in perspective.  He is a 5 time NBA MVP, 14 time All-Star, 3 time All-Star MVP, 10 time NBA First team, 9 Time Defensive First team and 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist.  Oh and he even went to play Minor League Baseball during his first retirement, and although his batting average was terrible, he drove in 51 runs and stole 30 bases! Yes, he actually swiped 30 bags! Unreal for a guy who hadn’t played baseball since high school.  In the end, we will never see another player who will even come close to Michael Jordan.  No player will be able to duplicate the intensity, the swagger and the number of game ending daggers he delivered throughout the playoffs (see Cleveland Cavs, Utah Jazz, NY Knicks etc.).  LeBron? His story is still unfolding, but he isn’t even in the Jordan mold.  Kobe?  He’s probably the closest there will ever be.  But, once again, there will never be another MJ.  Check out the video below, it’s still amazing after all these years.

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