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D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:14 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8939562

1st hint- The obvious one, Jordan Mentioned in his hall of fame speech that you might look up and see him playing again at the age of 50

2nd- look at recent pictures of MJ, he has lost a solid 20 lbs, the boy was getting chubby now he looks way closer to when he was playing, I also think this might be because of his upcoming wedding though, but who knows.

3rd- look at ESPN doing all this stuff about could Jordan still play in todays league and all this nonsense, why would Jamison randomly be talking about jordan at the age of 50 when he is playing for the leagues most talked about team, o yeah he is a UNC guy, and you know over the summer all the alumni always play up there like they always have. Maybe he knows some stuff the public does not know

4th- Michael Jordan is the most competitive player of all time, you know all this talk about lebron being as great as him is killing him inside, this is the guy who would make his college roommate stay up all night until he beat him in monopoly, this is the guy with a gambling addiction just because he has an almost disease like competitive nature.

just some food for thought, highly unlikely but the signs are kind of there

but more than likely its just his wedding and i am crazy

Minimal
02-12-2013, 08:16 PM
I laugh at people who think Jordan can still play in the NBA. Are you crazy?

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:17 PM
I laugh at people who think Jordan can still play in the NBA. Are you crazy?

you never lose the basketball iq thats all im saying

nirvana235
02-12-2013, 08:19 PM
I laugh at people who think Jordan can still play in the NBA. Are you crazy?

I think he is.

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:22 PM
you never lose the basketball iq thats all im saying

Unfortunately he doesn't have the foot speed to keep up with even the slowest NBA players

jayjay33
02-12-2013, 08:27 PM
Unfortunately he doesn't have the foot speed to keep up with even the slowest NBA players

I'll bet jordan's faster than steve nash.

mdm692
02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
He does have the IQ and craftiness to draw fouls left and right with these new hand check rules.

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:30 PM
i would be willing to bet jordan is quicker than J.Kidd
this guy had out of this world speed, 4.3 40 yard dash and a 48 inch vertical
he probably has some of it left, this isnt an average 50 year old man, this is arguably the greatest athlete ever
willie gault is still competitively running, and setting world records at his age
Hershel walker is still in great shape and he is around 50

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Gault has been active at the highest levels of Masters athletics. On June 24, 2006, Gault set a world record of 10.72 seconds in the master's 100 meters, in the division for athletes aged 45 to 49. On April 26, 2008, Gault (at age 47) set a new world record of 21.80 seconds in the M45-49 age-group for 200m.[2][3]
Gault has continued as a competitor, winning the M50-54 age-group 100 meter final at the 2011 Masters World Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, CA on July 9, 2011 with a time of 10.96 seconds into a 0.5 headwind, just one one-hundredth of a second over the world record for his age group, 10.95 seconds.[4]

Willie Gault per Wiki

age 50

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Willie Gault per Wiki

age 50

His age group is 45-49.. He set the record for his age group... not significant, unless the NBA makes a rule about players not being allowed to play until they're 45.

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:35 PM
His age group is 45-49.. He set the record for his age group... not significant, unless the NBA makes a rule about players not being allowed to play until they're 45.

July 9, 2011 with a time of 10.96 seconds
10.96 is 10.96 no matter who is running next to you\
and that is when he was exactly 50 years old

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:36 PM
i would be willing to bet jordan is quicker than J.Kidd
this guy had out of this world speed, 4.3 40 yard dash and a 48 inch vertical
he probably has some of it left, this isnt an average 50 year old man, this is arguably the greatest athlete ever
willie gault is still competitively running, and setting world records at his age
Hershel walker is still in great shape and he is around 50

If MJ stayed in good shape, than maybe, but he's put on a lot of weight and is nowhere near in shape... We make fun of Felton and D-Will for having bad seasons because of weight issues... they're problems are minor compared to MJ's... I bet MJ has a body fat % near 20..

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:36 PM
all im saying is 50 is not that old especially when you are as athletic as MJ, Gault,Walker, etc

NoahH
02-12-2013, 08:36 PM
MJ could probably put up 13ppg, 8apg, 4rpg, 1stl, 1blk a night. Solid stats, but why come back? Maybe bring some minor interest to the Charlotte Bobcats?

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:37 PM
If MJ stayed in good shape, than maybe, but he's put on a lot of weight and is nowhere near in shape... We make fun of Felton and D-Will for having bad seasons because of weight issues... they're problems are minor compared to MJ's... I bet MJ has a body fat % near 20..

like i was saying he is losing a lot of weight recently,
i never said he would still be good, i just think if he wanted to come back he would still be okay out there with the talent

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:37 PM
July 9, 2011 with a time of 10.96 seconds
10.96 is 10.96 no matter who is running next to you\
and that is when he was exactly 50 years old

Even if so, the man must be in tremendous shape, and MJ is definitely not, and still 10.96 seconds would be easy for most NBA players to break.

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:38 PM
MJ could probably put up 13ppg, 8apg, 4rpg, 1stl, 1blk a night. Solid stats, but why come back? Maybe bring some minor interest to the Charlotte Bobcats?

bring fans in the arena, be only player to play while in hall of fame, only 50 year old ever, maybe just set records just because he can.
that could maybe be his reasons

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:41 PM
Even if so, the man must be in tremendous shape, and MJ is definitely not, and still 10.96 seconds would be easy for most NBA players to break.

i dont agree with the second part 10.69 is only .07 away from the fastest woman ever and i think that would leave 80% of the nba in the dust

only point guards and the super athletes could compete with that in my opinion

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:41 PM
like i was saying he is losing a lot of weight recently,
i never said he would still be good, i just think if he wanted to come back he would still be okay out there with the talent

I don't think so, he isn't nearly as athletic or strong as the SG's currently and he hasn't played basketball in 10 years.

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:42 PM
i dont agree with the second part 10.69 is only .07 away from the fastest woman ever and i think that would leave 80% of the nba in the dust

only point guards and the super athletes could compete with that in my opinion

Are you going to tell me next that you think WNBA players could compete in the NBA?

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:43 PM
I don't think so, he isn't nearly as athletic or strong as the SG's currently and he hasn't played basketball in 10 years.

who is more athletic 50 year old in shape MJ or steve novak?

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:43 PM
Are you going to tell me next that you think WNBA players could compete in the NBA?

no all im saying is 10.69 is blazing speed

ATX
02-12-2013, 08:43 PM
No. He is not coming back, and the idea is just silly. 50 years old...No. He's above the gimmick nature of what this would be. Sell tickets? Of course. Create interest in his struggling franchise? Absolutely. Would I watch? Yes. Still, he has nothing to prove. He's freaking 50 years old. I'm sorry, but he would get abused at this stage of his life.

Mcdoh
02-12-2013, 08:44 PM
if he still can play and physically fit why not.. :D

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:45 PM
if he still can play and physically fit why not.. :D

exactly, WHY NOT! haha

Tysons_Beard
02-12-2013, 08:47 PM
Hed be the same player as j kidd honestly, if not more athletic

RipCity32
02-12-2013, 08:49 PM
He would get embarrassed out there today.He might be a able to hit some open jumpers or something like that but im sure hes lost all of his athleticism by now.Your talking about a 50 year old man trying to run around with athletic kids in they're prime.

blacknell
02-12-2013, 08:53 PM
July 9, 2011 with a time of 10.96 seconds
10.96 is 10.96 no matter who is running next to you\
and that is when he was exactly 50 years old

10.9 is not fast thats what JV high school sprinters run in the 100 and MJ never ran a 4.3 40. Mj couldn't in his prime guard smaller quicker guards so i'm sure he can't do it now either. Remember he coulnd't guard Iverson to save his life

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:55 PM
who is more athletic 50 year old in shape MJ or steve novak?

Steve Novak is a 3pt specialist.. MJ can't just sit in a corner and shoot 3's like Novak..

Sactown
02-12-2013, 08:56 PM
10.9 is not fast thats what JV high school sprinters run in the 100 and MJ never ran a 4.3 40. Mj couldn't in his prime guard smaller quicker guards so i'm sure he can't do it now either. Remember he coulnd't guard Iverson to save his life


This... I don't get why people think you can play in the NBA at 50 years old... First drive to the basket and he's going to get a career ending injury.

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 08:57 PM
10.9 is not fast thats what JV high school sprinters run in the 100 and MJ never ran a 4.3 40. Mj couldn't in his prime guard smaller quicker guards so i'm sure he can't do it now either. Remember he coulnd't guard Iverson to save his life

o the 33 year old jordan in 1996 who couldnt guard maybe the fastest nba player ever

and look up the 40 time, he did it with your boy deion

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1999/jordan_retires/archive/831128/

Chronz
02-12-2013, 08:59 PM
This... I don't get why people think you can play in the NBA at 50 years old... First drive to the basket and he's going to get a career ending injury.
You can only play at 50 if your name was Wilt Chamberlain

Sactown
02-12-2013, 09:00 PM
o the 33 year old jordan in 1996 who couldnt guard maybe the fastest nba player ever

and look up the 40 time, he did it with your boy deion

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1999/jordan_retires/archive/831128/

He did that 20 years ago.. He's slow and old.. You see in the NBA now, older players have injury issues and not being able to play big minutes for a season... AND THEY'RE 10 YEARS YOUNGER AND IN 100 TIMES BETTER SHAPE!

Avenged
02-12-2013, 09:00 PM
this has to be a joke.

Kid Fabulous
02-12-2013, 09:01 PM
i would be willing to bet jordan is quicker than J.Kidd
this guy had out of this world speed, 4.3 40 yard dash and a 48 inch vertical
he probably has some of it left, this isnt an average 50 year old man, this is arguably the greatest athlete ever
willie gault is still competitively running, and setting world records at his age
Hershel walker is still in great shape and he is around 50

We all know that title belongs to Bo Jackson. So that's the end of that argument

D_Rose1118
02-12-2013, 09:02 PM
He did that 20 years ago.. He's slow and old.. You see in the NBA now, older players have injury issues and not being able to play big minutes for a season... AND THEY'RE 10 YEARS YOUNGER AND IN 100 TIMES BETTER SHAPE!

i was just making the point to the guy who said he didnt run a 4.3

obviously he wouldnt have half of that speed, but i think withh his bball iq and with 10-15 min a game he would be a decent nba player

Sactown
02-12-2013, 09:04 PM
i was just making the point to the guy who said he didnt run a 4.3

obviously he wouldnt have half of that speed, but i think withh his bball iq and with 10-15 min a game he would be a decent nba player

I think he'd be too injury prone and would be a liability on defense. He might be a decent SF on offense

ATX
02-12-2013, 09:06 PM
We all know that title belongs to Bo Jackson. So that's the end of that argument

Damn, I miss Bo.

kubernetes
02-12-2013, 09:14 PM
It would be stupid to come back. His legacy is set, why would he risk that?

Jordan was Jordan because he was a dominant, transcendent force on the court.

Who wants to see 'Jordan, a decent contributor, considering his age'?

Every mediocre player in the league would go at Jordan every night with 100%. 'Hey, maybe I suck, but I schooled Michael Jordan!!'

Seriously, the dumbest idea ever.

NYKNYGNYY
02-12-2013, 09:18 PM
The game has changed he couldn't even cover wade

NYKNYGNYY
02-12-2013, 09:19 PM
If he did would he go to the bobcats

ATX
02-12-2013, 09:24 PM
The game has changed he couldn't even cover wade

Troll comment of the tread...You win!

seikou8
02-12-2013, 09:37 PM
no he is too old and cantt comeback if he wanted

raiderposting
02-12-2013, 09:48 PM
Jordan will avg 47 ppg, 19 rpg, 19 apg. He would avg that minimum since its easier to play offense in this era. Oh yea he will do this on 89% fg shooting. I think if he was to come out the heat will sign him and trade lebron back to the cavs for boobie Gibson. Heat will go 16-0 in the playoffs. Jordan will play to Around 63-64 and probably go down as the goat.

bucketss
02-12-2013, 09:50 PM
MJ could probably put up 13ppg, 8apg, 4rpg, 1stl, 1blk a night. Solid stats, but why come back? Maybe bring some minor interest to the Charlotte Bobcats?

:facepalm:

beasted86
02-12-2013, 09:54 PM
I'd like to see him a couple exhibition games. Could care less for anything else.

D-Leethal
02-12-2013, 09:57 PM
I would imagine there some kind of rule against owners of a franchise playing in the league.

championships
02-12-2013, 10:02 PM
I think that he could play in a minimal role but I doubt he will come back.

kubernetes
02-12-2013, 10:06 PM
I would imagine there some kind of rule against owners of a franchise playing in the league.

For his own team? There probably should be a rule against owners doing stupid things for vanity...

Hangtime
02-12-2013, 10:21 PM
Don't think he can and don't think he should. I would rather not see him get embarrassed. Coming back after 3 years away from the league at the age of 38 is a lot different than being away 10 years at the age of 50.

I don't care to see a man who is about to recieve his AARP letters playing in the NBA.

rkelly7
02-12-2013, 10:39 PM
I don't care if his collar doesn't bacon. His double chin and age ensure he would have no success at the NBA level. He might be a decent sub in fake injury free thrower. Stay retired Michael. Don't embarrass your legacy.

BIG worm
02-12-2013, 10:54 PM
No way he can still play in the NBA. He has nothing left to prove, its more likely that he would embarrass himself other then compete.

DallasTrilla23
02-13-2013, 01:19 AM
I'm pretty sure he can't be an owner and a player at the same time.

zB_#85
02-13-2013, 01:39 AM
I'm pretty sure he can't be an owner and a player at the same time.

He can't. He'd have to sell his share of the Bobcats

bigmac8675
02-13-2013, 01:44 AM
LOL... not a chance. If he comes back to play in an NBA game I will accept a 30 day ban no questions asked.

WOwolfOL
02-13-2013, 01:47 AM
He can't. He'd have to sell his share of the Bobcats

That'd probably be harder than trying to make a comeback.

sventhedog
02-13-2013, 03:44 AM
made a mistake once.

common sense will help him not to make it twice.

sventhedog
02-13-2013, 04:03 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8939562

1st hint- The obvious one, Jordan Mentioned in his hall of fame speech that you might look up and see him playing again at the age of 50

2nd- look at recent pictures of MJ, he has lost a solid 20 lbs, the boy was getting chubby now he looks way closer to when he was playing, I also think this might be because of his upcoming wedding though, but who knows.

3rd- look at ESPN doing all this stuff about could Jordan still play in todays league and all this nonsense, why would Jamison randomly be talking about jordan at the age of 50 when he is playing for the leagues most talked about team, o yeah he is a UNC guy, and you know over the summer all the alumni always play up there like they always have. Maybe he knows some stuff the public does not know

4th- Michael Jordan is the most competitive player of all time, you know all this talk about lebron being as great as him is killing him inside, this is the guy who would make his college roommate stay up all night until he beat him in monopoly, this is the guy with a gambling addiction just because he has an almost disease like competitive nature.

just some food for thought, highly unlikely but the signs are kind of there

but more than likely its just his wedding and i am crazy

1st - ever heard of the term "joke?"

2nd - obesity is not good for you?

3rd - media doing their job?

4th - no question he has competitiveness. but he also has common sense?

though i understand the excitement. the media can hype it up and get some news and money from it but it's just not going to happen. <pop>, there goes your bubble.

ThuglifeJ
02-13-2013, 05:31 AM
MJ could probably put up 13ppg, 8apg, 4rpg, 1stl, 1blk a night. Solid stats, but why come back? Maybe bring some minor interest to the Charlotte Bobcats?

are you serious? His body has probably had so much withdrawal from all the wear and tear on it. If youve seen footage at his camps he can barely move.

I could see him gettin subbed in for a few minutes and getting a basket and a couple assist no more then that. Hes 50 ffs.. this would ruin his legacy and isnt even a rumor its a psychotic OP

ThuglifeJ
02-13-2013, 05:33 AM
1st - ever heard of the term "joke?"

2nd - obesity is not good for you?

3rd - media doing their job?

4th - no question he has competitiveness. but he also has common sense?

though i understand the excitement. the media can hype it up and get some news and money from it but it's just not going to happen. <pop>, there goes your bubble.

+1

nycericanguy
02-13-2013, 09:35 AM
Stop with all this "ruin his legacy" crap... very few players left in their prime...alot of superstars hung on way too long... that doesn't mean people look down on them.

if anything playing at 50 would only add to the legend.

R. Johnson#3
02-13-2013, 09:41 AM
Don't tarnish your legacy MJ. You already kind of did.

R. Johnson#3
02-13-2013, 09:43 AM
Stop with all this "ruin his legacy" crap... very few players left in their prime...alot of superstars hung on way too long... that doesn't mean people look down on them.

if anything playing at 50 would only add to the legend.

Yes, the greatest player ever to play the game coming back and playing at a pace FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR below his glory days would add to the legend.

nycericanguy
02-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Yes, the greatest player ever to play the game coming back and playing at a pace FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR below his glory days would add to the legend.

Agreed.

yankeeswin27
02-13-2013, 09:54 AM
lol jordan would get crushed if he tried a come back. He would taint his legacy

thenaj17
02-13-2013, 10:13 AM
Are you going to tell me next that you think WNBA players could compete in the NBA?

That's not what he was saying. He was judging by raw foot speed and proving your claim of MJ being too slow completely and utterly wrong.

Other than players like Rose, Westbrook, LeBron and other lightning PG's, no-one in the NBA is quicker than 10.69 seconds. I bet in a straight sprint, MJ would still be quicker than Kobe, Melo or Durant are now. Obviously, turning and cone drills etc, MJ wouldn't have that sharpness to begin but given time he could get in reasonable playing shape for 15 mins per game

blacknell
02-14-2013, 11:41 AM
o the 33 year old jordan in 1996 who couldnt guard maybe the fastest nba player ever

and look up the 40 time, he did it with your boy deion

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1999/jordan_retires/archive/831128/

thats what his coach said... Deion ran his at a combine and on the field Deion had that speed. Jordan didn't play with 4.3 speed, Iverson,Rose play with speed like that, Jordan at best ran a 4.6. Lol I never heard anybody say Jordan was one of the fastest players in NBA history. Sorry I just can't believe that I watched him get beat by to many smaller defenders in his career to believe he ran a 4.3.

todu82
02-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Yeah, don't see Jordan coming back.

72 Wins
02-14-2013, 11:49 AM
Would love to see him comeback in an exhibition type format, maybe @ an all-star game.

mike_noodles
02-14-2013, 11:55 AM
This is one of the stupidest threads I've ever seen. Anybody who thinks he can still play is a fool. He had almost nothing left in the tank the last time we saw him. What a joke.

GunFactor187
02-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Ask Brett Favre what it's like to be an old guy in a young guy's game. Lol.

dee279
02-14-2013, 12:17 PM
Hes an owner of a team in the NBA. Would e even be allowed to play?

thephoenixson28
02-14-2013, 12:19 PM
Please come back Jordan. I would buy your poster, when lebron James is rubbing his nuts in your face.

macc
02-14-2013, 12:30 PM
This is one of the stupidest threads I've ever seen. Anybody who thinks he can still play is a fool. He had almost nothing left in the tank the last time we saw him. What a joke.



So when you "nothing left in the tank" you do realize he averaged 20 ppg at age 40 right? Ya that's "nothing" as you say.

PleaseBeNice
02-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Please stay retired

king4day
02-14-2013, 12:47 PM
The only way i see him returning is if he made a deal to sell his stake in the team with the understanding after a year or two, he'd take it back over.
Then play a full season just to get buzz back into the building (they'd sell out for an while).

Pierzynski4Prez
02-14-2013, 01:07 PM
He is a 50 year old man people. He is not coming back. At 50 his body cannot handle being an NBA athlete, nor could his body recover the same as 22-34 year olds do. Doesn't matter who you are or how good you were before.

benzni
02-14-2013, 01:20 PM
He is going to play for Sacramento

mike_noodles
02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
So when you "nothing left in the tank" you do realize he averaged 20 ppg at age 40 right? Ya that's "nothing" as you say.

Yet another example of stats not telling the whole story. I suggest you go back and watch the games. 20 a game or not, it was painful to watch most nights.

Pfeifer
02-14-2013, 01:50 PM
He is a 50 year old man people. He is not coming back. At 50 his body cannot handle being an NBA athlete, nor could his body recover the same as 22-34 year olds do. Doesn't matter who you are or how good you were before.

Tell that to Gordie Howe.

adab
02-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Nothing would mak me happier than seeing Jordan play. There are 2 reasons.
1) he'd absolutey be the most cocky, take no b.s. from any snot-nosed kid who thought that just beacuse he can do some crazy dunk is a NBA player 40-something year old guy in the history of basekeball.
2) he'd get schooled by 90% of the league including those very kids he'd deride.

Pierzynski4Prez
02-14-2013, 03:50 PM
Tell that to Gordie Howe.

Gordie Howe didn't take a 10+ year break during his 40s.

SDBearsFan
02-14-2013, 04:00 PM
The Bulls are still looking for a 2 guard to pair with Derrick. :)

SeoulBeatz
02-14-2013, 04:03 PM
So when you "nothing left in the tank" you do realize he averaged 20 ppg at age 40 right? Ya that's "nothing" as you say.

lol cmon guy....

THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO ALREADY.


he's not even 40 anymore, he's 50!

there's a big difference there. when you get older, your body wears down, no matter how healthy you are.

OceanSpray
02-14-2013, 04:10 PM
I think this thread just goes to show how delusional fans are. They believe Jordan is God something. It's one thing to play at 40 and be able to score in the double digits. It's another when you hit the 50 area. If you truly think Jordan could still play in today's league, you're clearly overrating Jordan. He could play 5-10, not even close to 20. He is not quicker, stronger, or faster than a D-League player. The only advantage Jordan would have is experience and skill; all of which can be countered.

GunFactor187
02-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Drummond
Monroe
Singler
Jordan
Calderon

Ohh yeah...lol

LeperMessiah
02-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Lmao no

Kobe2324
02-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Do I think he's coming back...no not at all but for anyone to doubt if he could still play is actually surprising. I'm not saying he could come in and play 30+ min a night but I think it a limited role, 10-20 min a night he could still get it done, he's really smart and knows how toget to his spots, he could easilly play valuable min on a contending team. But like I said I really don't think he will comeback at the age of 50, but I have no doubt he could still school some of these young guys

Kobe2324
02-14-2013, 08:46 PM
Yet another example of stats not telling the whole story. I suggest you go back and watch the games. 20 a game or not, it was painful to watch most nights.

I actually did watch the games and not only did he average 20 but he usually got to that number by half time and then tried to get others involved the rest of the way, what was painful to watch was seeing a 40 year old Jordan carry such an awful team on his back and to see a bunch of players that were unwilling to listen or learn from the goat excluding rip.

BALLER R
02-14-2013, 08:46 PM
It's jordan the refs would just call a foul on anyone that guards him.

akagiredsuns
02-14-2013, 08:48 PM
I would imagine there some kind of rule against owners of a franchise playing in the league.

Are you kidding? Nothing is beyond David Stern. He would approve this in a heartbeat. So his BF LeBron can run an old Jordan into the ground.

rockbottom2010
02-14-2013, 09:30 PM
ridnour would be a nice pick up

arealballer
02-15-2013, 01:42 AM
This is really in the province of a game like the all star celebrity game. Retired players, some dedicated gym rats who happen to be in the limelight, and a few teen heartthrobs can all play limited minutes and have a blast playing once a year.

Last year C Mullin was brickin' up free throws like nobody's business. A little surprising and saddening to see, but it was still fun seeing some of the legends show up for a celebrity pickup game.

DumDum
02-15-2013, 03:09 AM
Does Jordan even lift ?

bagwell368
02-15-2013, 07:39 AM
Tell that to Gordie Howe.

Gordie Howe was taking 2 minute shifts, playing on half the ice, and had 15 goals on the season. he had 19 the year before (for the WHA). In fact without the watering down of pro hockey in North America in Howe's later years, his original retirement age of 42 would have been it.

Bob Cousy who retired at age 34 came back at age 41 to help sell tickets. Here is a guy that was gym rat, that didn't put on as much weight at Jordan, and he was lame in the 7 games he played. While he was obviously nothing athletically compared to Jordan in his prime, Jordan will be 9+ years older than Cousy at his comeback, playing in a much better league than Cousy's time, and a deeper league then when Jordan played in it.

Guys like Russell, Marciano, Jim Brown, and Jordan have such a mythic reputation for what they did, that sullying it with an ill advised comeback is both stupid and doomed to abject failure and a loss of a good deal of that myth he has as the "GOAT".

kntresistheheat
02-15-2013, 11:59 AM
I think Jordan will play in the Allstar game. Feb 17 is his birthday and the game is on that day. Hey they did it for magic.

Il Mago50
02-17-2013, 01:09 PM
Simple enough guys, do you think MJ makes a comeback with these reports of him trying to get back into playing shape, etc.

OceanSpray
02-17-2013, 01:10 PM
The question is, how many more threads do we need of this?

Il Mago50
02-17-2013, 01:11 PM
The question is, how many more threads do we need of this?

Only 12 more to go I'm assuming from the way PSD operates but I didn't see that there were others

ManRam
02-17-2013, 01:11 PM
A) Kobe still plays
B) As for Jordan, Stop talking about this! :bang: It isn't happening.

Il Mago50
02-17-2013, 01:13 PM
A) Kobe still plays
B) As for Jordan, Stop talking about this! :bang: It isn't happening.

I honestly wouldn't doubt it happening, there's plenty of players in the NBA who are far more of a liability on defense then an in-shape MJ would be and the man will always be able to score.

Il Mago50
02-17-2013, 01:15 PM
A) Kobe still plays
B) As for Jordan, Stop talking about this! :bang: It isn't happening.

Speaking of Kobe, that man is gonna go ape**** tonight at the ASG, I can't see him not putting up 35-40 and MVP to gain a bright mark in such an awful year team wise.

hugepatsfan
02-17-2013, 01:15 PM
I hope he comes back and sucks because his ego is ridiculous and it would be cool to see his arrogant *** knocked down a few notches.

Minimal
02-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Omfg:facepalm:

OceanSpray
02-17-2013, 01:15 PM
I honestly wouldn't doubt it happening, there's plenty of players in the NBA who are far more of a liability on defense then an in-shape MJ would be and the man will always be able to score.

I very much doubt Jordan can outrun and outpower a young 25 year old. It just doesn't make sense and shows why some people are overrating Jordan. He can play 5 minutes and score. Anything above that is just too much. It's the NBA, not a pickup game.. Fast paced, fast players, lots of running. He can't handle it.

ManRam
02-17-2013, 01:16 PM
I honestly wouldn't doubt it happening, there's plenty of players in the NBA who are far more of a liability on defense then an in-shape MJ would be and the man will always be able to score.

Jordan isn't in NBA shape. Any good SF would blow right buy him. Every SG would too. I don't care about an alleged 1-on-1 game. He'd be a liability on both ends.


Speaking of Kobe, that man is gonna go ape**** tonight at the ASG, I can't see him not putting up 35-40 and MVP to gain a bright mark in such an awful year team wise.

Of course. Best competitor in the NBA, He'll put on a show.

69centers
02-17-2013, 01:23 PM
I hear he's playing Eric Montross one on one right now, and they're both planning a comeback, making the D-league rounds first.

D-Leethal
02-17-2013, 01:32 PM
This is like some 2pac-return-as-Makaveli type conspiracy ****. MJ's NBA career is every bit as dead as 2pac. It ain't coming back. Let it go.

mightybosstone
02-17-2013, 01:42 PM
A) Kobe still plays.

You must be trolling. No one with half a brain would think Kobe was ahead of Jordan on a GOAT list.

LAKobeBryant
02-17-2013, 01:48 PM
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?802712-Is-Jordan-coming-back-to-the-NBA

JNoel
02-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Colby

LAKERMANIA
02-17-2013, 02:13 PM
He shouldn't have come back with the Wizards, there's no way he should come back now...He had the ideal career, there's no need to tamper with it..

We should just leave the man be.

DITKA4GOV
02-17-2013, 02:41 PM
A) Kobe still plays
B) As for Jordan, Stop talking about this! :bang: It isn't happening.

lMAO. Kobe still playing has nothing to do with the GOAT, MJ. Shaq carried the Lakers ring dynasty (see his MVP's), the first 3.

I don't think MJ could play at an NBa level anymore. It would be nice to see him drop 55 in the celeb game next year thou.

SLY WILLIAMS
02-17-2013, 02:44 PM
I do not think he should come back BUT I'd like to see some of the 1990's greatest players play in some one on one or two on two games against each other and/or today's players. Make the games to 5 or 7 so that stamina doesn't play a role in who wins.

D-Leethal
02-17-2013, 02:47 PM
I do not think he should come back BUT I'd like to see some of the 1990's greatest players play in some one on one or two on two games against each other and/or today's players. Make the games to 5 or 7 so that stamina doesn't play a role in who wins.

It would only be interesting if the guys kept themselves in great shape. A guy like Allan Houston could still run with with NBA players and hold his own in an exhibition. Than you see guys who don't step foot in a gym the day they retire and make a fool of themselves.

Put it this way, MJ would hold his own in that sort of event, Charles Barkley would make you shut off the television. If you have to be saved for a select few guys who keep themselves in good shape after they retire.

I know you watch MMA, and there is nothing worse than watching guys who gas quickly in the 3rd round. This event could just be a bunch of old fat dudes panting non stop and not playing any defense.

SLY WILLIAMS
02-17-2013, 03:02 PM
It would only be interesting if the guys kept themselves in great shape. A guy like Allan Houston could still run with with NBA players and hold his own in an exhibition. Than you see guys who don't step foot in a gym the day they retire and make a fool of themselves.

Put it this way, MJ would hold his own in that sort of event, Charles Barkley would make you shut off the television. If you have to be saved for a select few guys who keep themselves in good shape after they retire.

I know you watch MMA, and there is nothing worse than watching guys who gas quickly in the 3rd round. This event could just be a bunch of old fat dudes panting non stop and not playing any defense.

I agree. I'm talking guys that keep themselves in decent shape not the ones that just let themselves go. Let a handful of 1990's guys play each other in 1 on 1 games and then let the winners play a few of todays guys. Limit the length of the games so its more a matter of skill than conditioning. H20 would be fine if he had a knee. I think MJ could do it. Maybe Reggie Miller as well.

KnicksorBust
02-17-2013, 06:17 PM
First of all, he doesn't have a good team to come back to. It'd be embarassing to see him in a Bobcats jersey. Second, he'd lose the all-time PPG crown to Wilt. Third, he couldn't handle the minutes. He's got love handles now and a competitor like him wouldn't dare come back and play 15mpg. He's too proud.

He's over it and he'll have to continue to get his juices going in fun little one on one stories.

SportsAndrew25
02-17-2013, 08:13 PM
I really wish he could, but he won't. :( He is far too old at this point to do this.

iamsteel
02-17-2013, 08:59 PM
He would bring some entertainment to the All Star Game!