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!
After a very long time, I will now write the next chapters of The Evolution of Michael Jordan. Stay tuned…
First of all, thank you all very much for subscribing to this blog, it means a lot to me. I love that there are people out there who share my passions and my beliefs and that we have this opportunity to connect with each other. The internet is really a fantastic thing and I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am.
As you may have noticed, I have not been posting very regularly. It’s unfortunate but a lot of other things are taking up my time these days. Among those are a full time job that I enjoy, an Ultimate Frisbee team that I captain, and a wonderful relationship that is helping me grow in all the right ways. I’m definitely not complaining, but I do wish I had more time to continue the story of The Evolution of Michael Jordan.
I do plan to continue the story at some point. But before I do so, I want to ask for your feedback. I am not the best blogger or sports writer and so there are many different ways in which I can improve. I would appreciate it very much if you could give me some ideas on how this blog could tell a better story or be more interesting.
Maybe you don’t want to submit your ideas in the comments section, so here is my email address. Huanga2@gmail.com. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.
I’m not sure how he was able to do this, but MessenjahMatt on Youtube has managed to recreate some of MJ’s most memorable moments using the NBA 2k11 graphics engine. Check these out and subscribe to his channel.
Jordan’s greatest move
Jordan vs. Jordan
Original Jordan vs. Jordan
Maybe it’s my fault
Michael Jordan in New York
It was definitely tough to watch these moments when they actually happened, but this video makes it worth watching again.
The flu game
There are many others, so check them out.
I’ve been going through a rough patch.
Things at work have not been going the way I had hoped. When I first started, I was filled with so much enthusiasm, passion, and energy that I literally thought that anything was possible. I believed that my company would change the world of education, and that I would have a big part to play in making those changes happen. I thought that I knew the way.
And now, I’m lost. What should I do?
This must be similar to how Lebron felt after losing the NBA championships in game 6 to the Dallas Mavericks.
When he first joined the Miami Heat he was so sure about winning a championship that he even predicted winning 7! How much enthusiasm, passion, and energy must he have had to make those brazen predictions!
And now look at him. He is a shell of his former self. He lost many of his fans and is now mocked everywhere he turns.
If you were Lebron, what should you do?
Here’s what Michael Jordan would tell Lebron.
That was definitely what I needed to hear. Nothing great ever comes easy. Michael didn’t get to where he got to purely based on athleticism and passion. He used everything he could think of to fuel himself to become better. Whether it was heart breaking defeats dealt by his opponents or stinging words from his critics, nothing deterred him from his one and only goal; which is to become the greatest basketball player of all time.
I still have much to learn.
I need to learn from my failures and allow them to make me stronger. Use the pain and the frustration as reasons to work harder and not reasons to quit. It’s too easy to quit. It’s hard to succeed. And I want to succeed. I now know what I must do. Thank you Michael.
Hopefully Lebron James can also learn from his mistakes from this past season. He is an unbelievably talented player and he has the potential to be so much more. I just hope that the setbacks he suffered is not enough to make him stop learning and improving. Although I don’t think he will come close to being the greatest basketball player of all time, he can definitely become ONE of the greatest players of all time.
About the video
If you didn’t recognize it, the video above splices together 2 other Nike commercials.
Here’s the original Michael Jordan Maybe It’s My Fault commercial.
Here’s the original Lebron James Lebron Rise commercial.
I bet this will give you goose bumps.
When this project first started I was motivated, passionate, and determined to complete it. However, I was also unemployed. Fortunately I was able to find a job I absolutely love. Unfortunately I no longer have the time nor the energy to pursue this project with the same fervor I once had. That’s why I’m reaching out for your help.
Wikipedia is great because it was created by millions of people all around the world. And this blog will only get better by getting contributions from all of the Michael Jordan fans from around the world. It could be anything from writing one chapter of the story to proof reading previous posts for errors. I know I’m not perfect and I’m sure I’ve made mistakes along the way. If you have an interest in helping to complete The Evolution of Michael Jordan, please let me know.
Jordan was the greatest basketball player of all time, but he still needed 4 other guys on the court to win.
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?
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: