INTERESTING BITTER JORDAN ARTICLE
Idiots writing articles like this piss me off its his HOF speech he can say what he wants why the hell are ppl critiqing his speech. I dont see the problem with jis speech at all. But bravo to the idiot thAT gets paid to right this stupid &$#%#&@!
after liostening to the speech i agree..you dont go to the hof ceremony to throw people under the bus. theres always been rumblings about jordan being like that though and being a ass hole...i still think hes the best player ever but most fans get that confused with being a very good person and of course they dont wanna hear anything negitive about him
I had no problems with Jordan's speech. I actually enjoyed every second of it. I enjoyed it because he was 100% honest, genuwine and true to his competitive character. That speech told us exactly what made him so great. I expected NOTHING less from him and I would've been disappointed if he gave us something untrue to his character. He took us into his mind... The mind of a cold blooded assassin who wouldn't let anybody deny him greatness. J.A. Adande said it best in his article on ESPN.
He thanked his family and gave them credit for his competitve drive. He gave praise to his mother, father and sibblings. Jordan is arguably the most competitive athlete in the history of sports... I enjoyed hearing about where it came from. I enjoyed hearing why he chose David Thompson to announce him. I enjoyed hearing any information that I didn't already know.
I also want to thank Jordan's high school coach who cut him, the player who made varsity over him, Dean Smith, the media, the players who tried to "freeze" him out, Pat Riley, Jeff Van Gundy, Jerry Krause and Byron Russell... I think WE ALL SHOULD lol. They are who kept Jordan hungry, motivated and kept "throwing wood" into his fire! Thank you so much Byron Russell lol. I loved hearing the story about Russell being stupid enough to challenge Jordan (apparently he STILL hasn't learned his lesson). I thank the media for doubting him and criticizing his game... I even thank Houston and Portland for passing up on him in the draft. I'm thankful for ANYBODY who threw wood in this man's fire because in return... We all got to witness the definition of greatness.
interesting. I only heard a couple minutes of his speach, but Jordan calling out dudes still is not very classy. He did say that Kobe and Lebron have the potential to be better then him which was cool.
exactly llperez...you dont use a time when people are celebrating you to call out people..thats just far from classy. some things you just keep to youre self. magin if a bunch of peopel who may have racist thoughts decided to be honest while in that position? or look at kayne west he was honest the other day at the awards show but did that make it right? but of course you cant tell most jordan fans( which i am one of) of jordan doing anything wrong or not classy. In this case even his peers who werent called out were embarrassed by some of things he said
Wow... You lost me with the race comment. That'd be completely different if somebody did that. And the whole thing Kanye did was rude, not because he was honest... It was because he just randomly jumped on the stage and took the mic from a 19 year old during her first big-time award speech. Completely different.
You can take it as him "calling out" people. I took it as him giving credit to everyone who motivated and drove him to become great... Both positive and negative. He wanted to prove them wrong. They played a huge role in him being great and reaching the Hall of Fame. He was honest about it and I enjoyed hearing it.
Oh and above... I forgot to thank the Orlando Magic for knocking the Bulls out of the playoffs the year Jordan returned from retirement lol. The Bulls won 72 the next season lol.
you really think that was classy to do that at a hof induction?..i do notice the only people who think that was ok was some fans. no writers,coachs, or his peers thought so. even micheal wilbon said something about it
jordan=great player but not the best of people..thats the concensus with former teammates and players
The qualities that made Jordan the greatest player ever are the same qualities that didn't make him one of the greatest people ever. I guess it's give and take.
Was his speech classy and like the typical HOF speech? Definitely not... Not even close lol. However, I didn't expect anything less. His speech was equal to the way he played ball. His speech was that of someone who's been consistently said to be the greatest player to ever put on a pair of basketball shoes... That of someone who was once said to be "God is disguise".... That of someone who people literally cried when he walked away from the game the first time. I mean, Jordan was an arrogant, confident, cocky and a step on your throat type of basketball player. Why would you expect anything less than that during his speech? It's not surprising when you think about it.
It wasn't classy, but I didn't take it as him throwing people under the bus or calling them out. It was Jordan being Jordan. He was genuwine and sincere when he let them know that THEY were the ones who kept his fire burning and thanked them for it.
the difference is he didnt embarras these people during the ceramony he embarrased his self