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The Evolution of Michael Jordan as an ebook?

February 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi Michael Jordan fans!

I hope you have enjoyed reading the early chapters of The Evolution of Michael Jordan. I have received many positive comments about this blog and it seems that there are still many Michael Jordan fans out there who want to learn more about his life and about all of his accomplishments. I have worked very hard on the research and the writing of this blog, and I hope that you like what you’re reading.

As for the future of this blog, I am thinking of publishing the contents here as an ebook. I think an ebook will work well because it will allow the story of Michael Jordan to come to life through writing, images, and videos. The ebook will contain lots of additional material, especially about the other people close to MJ. I plan on writing special chapters focusing on the other Bull’s players such as Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Steve Kerr. I also plan on writing chapters of some of Michael’s biggest rivals, such as Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Kobe Bryant.

If you think that this is a good idea and that you would be willing to purchase the ebook, please fill out the poll below. Thanks for your help!

Jordan picks Kobe over Lebron

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

When asked if he would pick Kobe or Lebron, Michael Jordan decided on the 5 time champion Kobe Bryant. The most interesting thing about his answer was about how both he and Kobe are “cursed”. By cursed I think he means cursed with an intense competitive nature where you don’t know when to stop competing. Other NBA analysts also chime in with their answers. Check it out below.

Lebron did not seem fazed by Jordan’s response. Although I can’t believe that he’s not even a little bit hurt by Jordan’s words.

In the end it seems that what really matters is the number of championships. Kobe has proven that he can be a champion on 5 separate occasions, and Lebron has only done it once. No one is saying that Lebron won’t get more championships than Kobe, but considering their entire careers, I would agree that Kobe has been the more dominant player.

I think the debate now is no longer Kobe vs. Lebron. Kobe is getting up there in years and won’t be able to compete much longer. Now the debate has shifted to Lebron vs. Durant. Both players are dominant and both are hyper competitive. Which one would you choose at this point? Please leave your comments below.

Play NBA 2K11 online for FREE!

October 18, 2010 68 comments

That’s right, for FREE.

You don’t need a console, and you don’t need a TV. All you need is a reliable internet connection. How is this possible you ask?

Onlive.com

This website represents the first steps towards a revolution in gaming. Cloud gaming. Essentially allowing you to use the computing power of Onlive’s servers to play the games they have to offer. There is no need for a graphics card or a high performance desktop. I tested the service out this weekend and it was an absolute blast. Playing as Michael Jordan in his prime against the championship Laker team was a dream come true.

The way Onlive works is you download a desktop app that connects you to the Onlive server. The game is streamed to you via the internet. What really surprised me was the lack of lag time between inputing your commands and seeing the action take place on the screen. The response time was like playing a game installed on your computer. I have no idea how they were able to accomplish this, but I ain’t complaining.

All the games can be played for free, but only as a 30 minute demo. However, you can play the demo as many times as you’d like. 30 minutes was almost enough time for a full length basketball game in NBA 2K11. If you really like the game, you can purchase a playpass which will allow you to play the game for 3 or 5 days at a time. If you REALLY like the game, you can purchase the game in full for much less than retail price at a gaming store.

Besides NBA 2K11, Onlive also offers dozens of other top titles including Batman: Arkam Asylum, Assassin’s Creed, Unreal, and many others. You can watch highlight videos posted by other players, and spectate on other players. There are also many more titles coming to Onlive so better join now and grab a snazzy username!

Here is a video of the Onlive intro and interface:

Video of actual game play:

The greatest of MJ distilled into 10 minutes.

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

This is now my favorite Michael Jordan highlight reel. It is extremely well done and must have taken ages to compile. It doesn’t show anything new, but the way it is arranged reveals so much more about MJ than any other highlight reel I’ve seen.

Watching this video I realized something about MJ. The reason he was so great was that he had so many weapons in his arsenal. In any given situation on a basketball court he had 2 if not 3 options with which he can get to the basket and score. And he performed each move so smoothly and consistently that there was no best option for a defender to force him into.

We know that to effectively defend Kobe you want him to take a corner fade-away from about 18 feet. But there was no option like that with MJ. You could not force him into a weak side or a bad spot. He can hurt you from any where on the court at any time, consistently, night in and night out. Sure some players can score the same numbers MJ did back in the day, but no one can ever match the consistency of MJ. He had a drive and a hunger that no one could match, and that’s what makes him the Greatest Of All Time.

GOAT

Ultimate Jordan

March 25, 2010 2 comments

Ultimate Jordan is a collection of Michael Jordan films through out his entire career. It features some of his best highlights, games, playoff performances, and off the court stories.

Michael Jordan: Air Time

March 25, 2010 3 comments

“Michael Jordan: Air Time” documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson’s retirement announcement, gambling allegations, talk of the team possibly breaking the long-in-place season win record with 70 victories, filming a music video with Michael Jackson, and other obstacles throughout the course of the year. The video follows this with the “Dream Team” (Jordan and his fellow NBA stars) gaining worldwide attention as they partake and dominate in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and concludes with the Bulls’ championship ring ceremony in the fall of ’92″

SportsCentury: Michael Jordan

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Behind the hype, behind the persona, behind the marketing, who is Michael Jordan? An intimate look at Michael Jordan, the man behind the legend.

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