It’s no secret that I have always admired Michael Jordan. MJ was the greatest basketball player of all time. His will and desire to win were like none other. Guys like Kobe and Lebron in today’s game try to emulate Michael, but always fall a bit short. Michael Jordan was recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. Before I go any further about this I want you to take 15 minutes and watch the full speech Jordan gave (if you have seen it before, skip ahead)
So a lot of controversy has came from this speech. Michael Jordan is a different dude. You can not expect him to get up on stage and make the same old, boring, speech that everyone else does. He obviously is a very competitive person and apparently used anything and everything to “fuel” that fire. He talked about how his high school coach made a mistake “cutting” him instead of another dude (who was in the crowd). He flamed Dean Smith for not getting MJ on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He ripped on the Bulls a little bit for their comment that Organizations win championships. He thanked the likes of Isaiah Thomas, Magic Johnson and Pat Riley for bringing out the best in him. He destroyed Bryon Russell for his comments when Jordan retired. One thing after another. It was like the opposite of a “roast”.
So did Michael come off as a bitter old man? Maybe a little. But one thing is apparent. This guy just wants to be better than everyone when it comes to basketball. That is what MAKES HIM TICK. This is why he is the best ever. To expect Jordan to come on stage and act any differently is naive.
What did you think of this? I’ve toyed with the idea of creating a Michael Jordan website dedicated to his life… Maybe some day. Until then, congrats to Michael Jordan for making the hall of fame!