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MJ is back!

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

No no, Michael Jordan did not once again come back from retirement to rejoin the NBA. However, he did make a return to video game basketball in NBA 2K11.

The game looks absolutely amazing and reminds me of actually watching Jordan footage from back in the day. I will definitely get this game and relive some of the greatest moments in MJ’s career, even if that means getting 55 against the Knicks.

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.

Michael Jordan: Above & Beyond

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Above & Beyond documents Michael Jordan’s first retirement, his attempt at baseball, his father’s murder, his eventual return to basketball, and the Bull’s loss to Orlando in the playoffs. That summer Michael makes “Space Jam” and begins the next season in the best shape of his life. Unfortunately the documentary ends shortly after the All-star break of the 1995-96 season, and misses the rest of the 72 win season, Michael’s MVP trophy, and his 4th NBA title.

1988 NBA All-star game

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Western All-star starters: Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Fat Lever, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alex English.

Eastern All-star starters: Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Moses Malone.

Michael Jordan excites the home town Chicago fans with a 40 point performance, leading the East to a 138-133 victory. Jordan wins the All-star MVP trophy.