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ajnapoleon
03-26-2011, 02:23 PM
Excerpt of Jay-Z book.....Jordan told Juan
the story of how he almost came to the Knicks. He said
he was a second away from closing the deal, he was packing his bags to come to New York, when Jerry
Krauss called and matched the Knicks’ offer at the last minute....I remember the knicks was courting Jordan but i did not know it went this far..

tangent12
03-26-2011, 02:26 PM
EDIT: Opppss nevermind.. thought you were talking about the 98-99 fiasco.

hotpotato1092
03-26-2011, 02:37 PM
That's from a show called "top five reasons you can't blame", great show, still shows up on ESPN classic every now and then.

JordansBulls
03-26-2011, 02:41 PM
http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/smith_081201.html




It was the time Michael Jordan was a free agent and almost signed with the New York Knicks.

Well, perhaps not almost, and Jordan's agent, David Falk, still denies it ever was serious or under discussion. But it's part of NBA lore, and Knicks and Bulls insiders at the time remember it as what was portrayed then by Falk as a strong possibility.

In the end, Jordan signed a one-year $30 million contract with the Bulls, and then in 1997-98, a one-year $33 million deal for his final Bulls contract. But there were some at the time who believed Jordan, like LeBron James now, wanted the Madison Square Garden/New York City spotlight to conclude his glorious career. Though it's also a function of the players there at the time, and the Knicks of 1996-97 were a good team with Patrick Ewing, a healthy Allan Houston and Jordan's best buddy, Charles Oakley. With Jordan, they likely would have been champions. They seemed a lot better prepared to guarantee Jordan a title than they would now with James in two years.

knicks4life33
03-26-2011, 02:43 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

NYKalltheway
03-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Knicks is by definition anti-Jordan. I'm not sure how we'd feel if we had Jordan in our ranks but I guess if he won us a title we'd forgive him for the years of...beating :p

PlezPlayDKnicks
03-26-2011, 02:49 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

Exactly.... Took me awhile to even consider buying his shoes

sixer04fan
03-26-2011, 03:01 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

Oh give me a break...

Tuck&Rolle
03-26-2011, 03:01 PM
Knowing this for a fact now makes me want to jump off a bridge.

Tuck&Rolle
03-26-2011, 03:02 PM
I'm a Knicks fan and I would have killed for Jordan!!!

Sixerlover
03-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Knicks is by definition anti-Jordan. I'm not sure how we'd feel if we had Jordan in our ranks but I guess if he won us a title we'd forgive him for the years of...beating :p

Jordan = Winner
Knicks = ....

Sorry, you made it too easy :p

ajnapoleon
03-26-2011, 03:07 PM
This is funny because i keep hearing from these legends that they would never ever leave there team but its been going on for years....Im still trying to understand the hate for someone leaving...jabbar did it moses did it they was MVP's ....its just funny to me.

VRP723
03-26-2011, 03:09 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

Well then that's just not very bright.

BigCityofDreams
03-26-2011, 03:13 PM
How could any Knick fan not want Jordan. I understand he dominated them for yrs but we're talking about the Greatest of All Time.

SACNYY
03-26-2011, 04:22 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

oh jesus:eyebrow:

minervamob
03-26-2011, 04:53 PM
Oh please knicks fans would of filled the stands with 23 jerseys.

Gritz
03-26-2011, 05:12 PM
No real knick fan would of wanted to win

yup

D Roses Bulls
03-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Oh please knicks fans would of filled the stands with 23 jerseys.

I thought they did...... oh wait that was a different 23 jersey......ooopps my bad. well they still would of bent over backwards to get jordan. :)

Arch Stanton
03-26-2011, 05:19 PM
I remember Jordon commenting on the Miami Heat and he said something about how he never would have called up Bird or Magic and asked to join forces. He wanted to beat those guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiry6qfvzLI

DerekRE_3
03-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Knicks is by definition anti-Jordan. I'm not sure how we'd feel if we had Jordan in our ranks but I guess if he won us a title we'd forgive him for the years of...beating :p

So if the Knicks are anti Jordan then they are anti-winning. That makes perfect sense actually.

whitemamba33
03-26-2011, 05:40 PM
I dont' really see the point the TC is trying to make. If you are just trying to present this as an interesting fact, then that's fine. If you are trying to make the point that this was ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE to what LeBron did, then it's an epic failure.

Jordan never said that he would never have left the Bulls, he said that he wouldn't have went to team up with Magic and Bird for an easy shot at a championship. There is a HUGE difference.

ajnapoleon
03-26-2011, 06:15 PM
It kind of does mirror the present that was jordans team bar none alpha dog if you will. he would have been with a top 50 player of all time with ewing but still had one with pippin. all im saying is back then there was really no leaving...10 years contracts was done magic i think had a 20 year one from the lakers for god sakes!!! All im saying is what would have been the backlash if jordan did leave ? would he had been a tratior and a villian and scum of the earth like lebron?

Sixerlover
03-26-2011, 06:19 PM
I dont' really see the point the TC is trying to make. If you are just trying to present this as an interesting fact, then that's fine. If you are trying to make the point that this was ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE to what LeBron did, then it's an epic failure.

Jordan never said that he would never have left the Bulls, he said that he wouldn't have went to team up with Magic and Bird for an easy shot at a championship. There is a HUGE difference.

Just paired up with Ewing instead.

Bravo95
03-26-2011, 06:20 PM
The best and most beloved player on your rival stabs them in the back to come bring you a championship. How could any fan say no to that?

whitemamba33
03-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Just paired up with Ewing instead.

Bosh + Wade >>>>>>>>>>>>> 96-97 Patrick Ewing.

And regardless, if he was going anywhere just to try and win a championship, Chicago was the best choice.

Stuckey#3
03-26-2011, 07:13 PM
I dont' really see the point the TC is trying to make. If you are just trying to present this as an interesting fact, then that's fine. If you are trying to make the point that this was ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE to what LeBron did, then it's an epic failure.

Jordan never said that he would never have left the Bulls, he said that he wouldn't have went to team up with Magic and Bird for an easy shot at a championship. There is a HUGE difference.

Also... Lebron should not be compared in any way, shape, or form to Jordan until he wins two or three rings. Until that happens he is a Moses Malone who can pass.

Jordan was too good and respectful of the game to even consider buying an hourlong primetime timeslot, or Jon Barry's soul for that matter. He had too much pride. (I never liked Jordan... being a Pistons fan; but I always respected his game.)

rickshaw
03-26-2011, 07:31 PM
Bosh + Wade >>>>>>>>>>>>> 96-97 Patrick Ewing.

And regardless, if he was going anywhere just to try and win a championship, Chicago was the best choice.

yeah and bird + magic>>>>>>>>>>>>> bosh + wade
never get why people use that as an example

ajnapoleon
03-26-2011, 07:52 PM
Jordan did not with his chip until his seventh season this is lebrons seventh....but thats a moot point..

dodie53
03-26-2011, 09:24 PM
real knick fans would want jordan on their team

BRICKCITYPIMP12
03-27-2011, 01:30 AM
WWWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWW.
i live in jersey.. im somewhat a knick fan (mos. def. rep the nets first and formost...also.. hate the knicks a bit more now cuz of the melo drama turning knicks fans in 2 cocky douche bags) and just thinking of there beeing a chance the knicks would of had MJ is ****in BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!!!

feddi420
03-27-2011, 02:11 AM
Jordan did not with his chip until his seventh season this is lebrons seventh....but thats a moot point..

its his 8th season buddy...

NetsPaint
03-27-2011, 02:35 AM
Which team was Jordan's favorite, if any, growing up? He's from New York, that's why I ask.

jmtapia
03-27-2011, 02:36 AM
No real knick fan would of wanted jordan

thats crazy talk.

AIRMAR72
03-27-2011, 02:39 AM
im glad he didnt mj and john starks had BEST the battle on da court till this day comparing to any of todays NBA players starks gave his heart and soul trying to stop jordan but jordan would size em up and shoot that AUTOMATIC fadeaway in his FACE

smiddy012
03-27-2011, 02:48 AM
I don't remember hearing anything about this in the late 90s....

DaBear
03-27-2011, 03:03 AM
Knicks slogan: If you can't beat em, try to sign em.

RIPSweetness34
03-27-2011, 05:50 AM
Why are we even talking about this, it didn't happen.

TRUTH-TELLER
03-27-2011, 06:09 AM
How could any Knick fan not want Jordan. I understand he dominated them for yrs but we're talking about the Greatest of All Time.

how could you like both the knicks AND lakers? fugazi guy real fugazi!

JDMVP
03-27-2011, 06:23 AM
So what NY could have had a lineup of
Patrick Ewing
Oak
Mason
Jordan
Harper

off the bench
Starks
Ward
Herb Williams

something like that, hmmm..... u gotta love the what if's stories

jzero
03-27-2011, 06:25 AM
yeah and bird + magic>>>>>>>>>>>>> bosh + wade
never get why people use that as an example

they never combined?
whats ur point?

toovey107
03-27-2011, 06:35 AM
Jordan did not with his chip until his seventh season this is lebrons seventh....but thats a moot point..
Chocolate chip?

barreleffact
03-27-2011, 06:48 AM
So what NY could have had a lineup of
Patrick Ewing
Oak
Mason
Jordan
Harper

off the bench
Starks
Ward
Herb Williams

something like that, hmmm..... u gotta love the what if's stories

assuming it would have been a 1 yr contract...the same thing Jordan did in chicago.:)

Mochalman
03-27-2011, 07:13 AM
One year 30mil? Jesus Christ!

IBleedPurple
03-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Would have cursed MJ.....glad it didn't happen. A lot less kids around the country would've been singing I wanna be like Mike

barreleffact
03-27-2011, 08:24 AM
^ I severely doubt that.