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1990 : Michael Jordan & Jeru The Damaja

Song: “Not Your Average”

Dream Team

Dream Team

Michael Jordan and I were playing dice one night at a very trendy bar in Lower Manhattan, and I was losing a little bit… He said, ‘Baby, if I win, you come with me to my hotel room. But if you win, you can have Nets tickets.’
A lot of things happened in the 90’s — Planet Hollywoods, Tae Bo workouts, Kevin Smith — but according to 90’s MTV VJ Kennedy one thing that did not happen was 90’s MTV VJ Kennedy losing her virginity to Michael Jordan.

"Finishing at the rim" is one of those aspects of basketball that sounds simpler than it is, particularly in professional basketball. You are supposed to make layups, right? Never mind the degree of difficulty. It’s a layup!

It especially goes appreciated in todays game where we can more completely quantify the effect it has on a game using advanced stats and analysis.

Via Ball Don’t Lie, here is a collection of Michael Jordan rim attacks called “Michael Jordan-The Rim Attack.” Pretty self-explanatory. Not that Michael Jordan going hard to the rim needs much explanation. Guess what? He was really really good at it.

The most breathtaking part about watching these clips all strung-together was his ability to finish with so much variety. Dunks, floaters, finger rolls, flip shots, over the back flip shots, layups, reverse layups, inside-out moves, spins, post ups, hook shots… You get the point. More moves than Michael Jordan’s suits have leg room.

Off the top of my head:
That’s a Kobe game winner (over Wade) against the Heat.
That’s a LeBron game winner against Orlando in the ‘09 ECF.
That is, of course, Jordan’s famous “The Shot" (last in a series of three: I, II)
As for Wade’s… any guesses?

Off the top of my head:

That’s a Kobe game winner (over Wade) against the Heat.

That’s a LeBron game winner against Orlando in the ‘09 ECF.

That is, of course, Jordan’s famous “The Shot" (last in a series of three: I, II)

As for Wade’s… any guesses?

Game 7.
Big Boy Pants Day. 
Or not… 

Game 7.

Big Boy Pants Day. 

Or not… 

(Source: higherthansatire.com)

got a new poster in my room.
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake

got a new poster in my room.

"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake

classic.

classic.

Michael was more likely to break through his attackers with power and strength, while Kobe often tries to finesse his way through mass pileups. Michael was stronger, with bigger shoulders and a sturdier frame. He also had large hands that allowed him to control the ball better and make subtle fakes. Jordan was also more naturally inclined to let the game come to him and not overplay his hand, whereas Kobe tends to force the action, especially when the game isn’t going his way. When his shot is off, Kobe will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns. Michael, on the other hand, would shift his attention to defense or passing or setting screens to help the team win the game
— Phil Jackson points out the differences, as he sees it, between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in an excerpt from his forthcoming book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.

Throwback feat. Michael Jordan & Charles Oakley

Song: ”Return of the G (Ryan Hemsworth Edit)”

NBA Playoffs throwback: Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn New Jersey Nets, 1998, Game 3, Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

In which Michael Jordan shoots an effortless 72% from the field(!!!) and goes 3-3 from 3, scoring 38 points to complete a 3 game sweep of the Nets in the Meadowlands.

A new chapter begins on Saturday in Brooklyn at 8pm EST on ESPN. 

pauliorra:

fuckyeahcargodads:

Michael Jordan may be the greatest player in NBA history, but even he can’t get away with wearing cargo shorts.
Michael Jordan banned from golf course for wearing cargo shorts

“Jordan showed up at La Gorce Country Club in Miami on Wednesday wearing cargo shorts, which is against the dress code at the facility.
“Apparently no one noticed until he played a few holes of his round, because while on the 12th hole, Jordan was approached by club personnel who asked that he return to the clubhouse and change his pants.”


Someone get Mike some help. Please. 

pauliorra:

fuckyeahcargodads:

Michael Jordan may be the greatest player in NBA history, but even he can’t get away with wearing cargo shorts.

Michael Jordan banned from golf course for wearing cargo shorts

Jordan showed up at La Gorce Country Club in Miami on Wednesday wearing cargo shorts, which is against the dress code at the facility.

“Apparently no one noticed until he played a few holes of his round, because while on the 12th hole, Jordan was approached by club personnel who asked that he return to the clubhouse and change his pants.”

Someone get Mike some help. Please. 

The greatest Michael Jordan t-shirt ever ‘created’.

The greatest Michael Jordan t-shirt ever ‘created’.

(Source: pausemag)


Michael Jordan has applied for a marriage license in Florida, one year after getting engaged to his girlfriend, Yvette Prieto. Jordan retired from marriage back in 2006, but you knew the fiercely-competitive MJ would never settle for just one wedding ring. No date has been set for the nuptials, but the bride plans to wear white, and the groom plans to wear an oversized tuxedo jacket, a leather golf cap, and a pair of extra-baggy distressed jeans, unless the church allows cargo shorts.
(image via WTF is Mike Wearing)

Michael Jordan has applied for a marriage license in Florida, one year after getting engaged to his girlfriend, Yvette Prieto. Jordan retired from marriage back in 2006, but you knew the fiercely-competitive MJ would never settle for just one wedding ring. No date has been set for the nuptials, but the bride plans to wear white, and the groom plans to wear an oversized tuxedo jacket, a leather golf cap, and a pair of extra-baggy distressed jeans, unless the church allows cargo shorts.

(image via WTF is Mike Wearing)

slapclapper:

This is my favorite YouTube compilation of Michael Jordan highlights — “The Artistry of Michael Jordan Part 1”. The perfect way to waste 10 minutes on a lazy Sunday afternoon, watching the prettiest MJ highlight after highlight, scored by pan-Asian bamboo flute music.

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