View Full Version : Jordan far from a Saint....

10-19-2009, 11:39 PM
Like many basketball fans i grew up idolizing the man who transformed basketball into what it is today not just for his skill but for his passion, determination, and charisma. He made people around the world wanna be like him not just to be a good basketball player but a apply his philosophy of never giving up on the court into real life situations.

But after the Hall of Fame situation and now watching this video from Chamillionair's experience with him a little bit of my childhood and faith in humanity died. But along with a great deal of respect that i lost for michael i gained a lot more respect for someone i probably would never thank... David Stern. Say what you will about the guy he made our players mature and become better human beings not just basketball players by initiating NBA cares and holding players responisble for off the court and public images. Because how ****** would the game be represented if Lebrons, Kobes, Wades, Shaqs, Duncans of the present and future were to act like Michael???


P.S much respect to Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

10-20-2009, 12:08 AM
A rapper tells his story (PG-13 for repeated casual use of the "N" word) of meeting Michael Jordan at a party. Jordan, he reports, was extremely rude. Chamillion is convincing that he had been a huge Jordan fan, until that moment.

It's the kind of story we have all heard before, and it's the kind of story that probably exists about most celebrities. Almost no one is polite to everyone who requests a photo or an autograph.

Jordan, however, is generally affixed with a halo. Anyone tells a bad story about him online, and they tend to be bombarded with comments supporting His Airness.

But look at the (definitely PG-13) comments on YouTube accompanying this video. I thought they would be riddled with anti-Chamillion talk. And there is some of that. But there's also widespread support for the idea that Jordan is no saint. That's not something I have seen before. I can't help but wonder if the public perception of Jordan is shifting.


PS-- Why was Hoopsadvocate's thread shut down?

10-20-2009, 12:12 AM
The thread was shut down because there was already a thread on this.

Also Jordan isn't playing in the NBA now, so any thread about a retired player goes in the Classic Forum