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  1. Michael Jordan is mentoring Gerald Henderson

    Jan 22, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan’s legacy as a “teacher” or someone who passed the game on isn’t exactly sterling. He pretty much killed Kwame Brown‘s soul, and has never been known to take a special interest in any of his players on the Wizards or Bobcats. Jordan is known to have ridiculously high standards, keeps a close circle…

  2. Jordan thinks Kobe is the only one who deserves comparison

    Jan 17, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan

    Let’s just get this out of the way up front — Kobe Bryant is not as good as Michael Jordan. That may frustrate a handful of the Kobe apologists out there, but the fact is he is not, and that is not about ring count. Jordan was superior on the court. But if you can…

  3. The man who cut Michael Jordan in high school… sort of

    Jan 11, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

    Michael Jordan dunk

    It is one of the legends of Michael Jordan — that as a high-school sophomore he was cut from his high school team. Jordan, ever the master at using slights real and perceived as fuel to drive him, took this insult as one of the things that pushed him through high school to North Carolina…

  4. LeBron thinks London Olympic team compares to Dream Team, too

    Jan 3, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Beijing Olympics

    Team USA is not backing away from filling the big shoes. Last week USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo said he thought the upcoming USA Olympic team was a “fair comparison” with the 1992 Dream team that featured Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and others. LeBron James thinks Colangelo is right,…

  5. Kobe youngest player to 28,000 points, not catching Kareem

    Jan 2, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    There’s irony that it came on one of the worst shooting nights of his career, but Kobe Bryant set a historic NBA scoring mark on Sunday night. With a fourth-quarter free throw Kobe became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 28,oo0 points. Kobe is 33 years, 131 days. Only five other players in…

  6. Michael Jordan to get married again

    Dec 29, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

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    Yvette Prieto is about to get a lot of sweet, free Nike gear. Michael Jordan has become engaged to longtime girlfriend Prieto, his spokeswoman confirmed to WCNC in Charlotte. Prieto is a Cuban-born model who has been dating Jordan for more than three years. This would be Jordan’s second marriage. He was married for17 years…

  7. People still want to be like Mike, fighting over Air Jordans

    Dec 23, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

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    It’s got to be the shoes! The retro Air Jordan Concord 2011s dropped Friday and people have flat out lost it. Not you dear reader, but the unwashed masses of sneakerheads out there. In Seattle police had to use pepper spray and made an arrest in a crowd of more than 1,000 who showed up…

  8. Video: Steve Kerr tells of his first encounter with Jordan

    Nov 23, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Jordan Kerr

    We tend to think of Steve Kerr as the guy Michael Jordan trusted enough to pass to for an NBA finals-clinching jumper over the Jazz in 1997. But Kerr had been in the league long before then and been in awe of Jordan long before then. On the new NBATV show Open Court — which…

  9. Artest challenges Jordan to one-on-one game to end lockout

    Nov 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, holds a news conference in Los Angeles, California

    At this point, just about any way you can think of to end the lockout is good with me. So if it’s a game of one-on-one to 21 between and owner and a player, I’m good with that. Which is exactly what Metta World Peace — the baller formerly known as Ron Artest — proposed…

  10. Nike, Adidas not feeling pinch from NBA lockout. Yet.

    Nov 21, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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    For Nike, maybe basketball never does stop. There has been no NBA for Nike to promote its basketball shoes (which account for 95 percent of the basketball shoe market, thank you Michael Jordan). The marketing has continued, but the biggest stage for Nike remains dark. But that hasn’t hurt sales much, reports the Oregonian (via SLAM).…

  11. It’s gotta be the shoes! Wade stays loyal to Jordan brand.

    Nov 18, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    NBA basketball player Wade attends a showing of the Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week

    Most NBA players idolize Michael Jordan. They grew up watching him play, they wear his shoes, they practiced dunks sticking out their tongues — they want to be like Mike. Or did. Jordan has been one of the hardline NBA owners who has driven us to the brink of no NBA season. Jordan is one…

  12. Craig Ehlo talks about being on the wrong end of history

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    Jordan celebration Ehlo

    It is one of the defining moments of Michael Jordan’s career. Chicago was down 100-99 to Cleveland with three seconds left in a deciding Game 5 (it was a best-of-five playoff series back then). The Cavs were ahead because of Craig Ehlo — Chicago had forgot to defend him on the last play and he…

  13. Stephon Marbury takes virtual swings at Jordan on Twitter

    Nov 9, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The venom players have directed at Michael Jordan and his role as a lockout hardliner continue. They are frustrated witha  guy that stays quiet in meetings then talks tough later. Nick Young said hewouldn’t wear Jordan-brand shoes any longer and question the GOAT. And now Stephen Marbury has entered the fray with his usual subtleness. Marbury…

  14. Report: Hardline NBA owners had conference call Monday

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    To the hardline NBA owners, Steve Blake is the enemy. The NBA’s hardline owners spoke Monday on a conference call that did not include David Stern, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN. Since Stern was not on the call this was essentially some form of group therapy and reinforcement, but apparently it did take place.…

  15. Michael Jordan not making friends among current players

    Nov 6, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Most of today’s NBA players grew up idolizing Michael Jordan (or for an older generation that played against him, respecting him). But Jordan’s stance as the leader of the hardline owners — even if he will not talk in negotiating sessions — led to some venom coming his way from players after the NBA’s labor negotiations blew…

  16. Report: Michael Jordan again stays quiet during labor talks after leading owners’ hard line away from the table

    Nov 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    If Jordan wanted to make a statement, this was his chance. After all, he knows exactly where the players are coming from. He was there, 12 years ago, fiery and livid with a group of billionaires demanding that a group of millionaires cover their mistakes. He could have played the good cop, saying that he…

  17. NBA-NBPA talks end without a deal, again despite signs of progress

    Nov 6, 2011, 1:40 AM EDT

    Billy Hunter David Stern

    Negotiations between the NBA and NBPA ended without a deal again Saturday night as both sides met for more than 8 hours with federal mediator George Cohen but were unable to reach a deal, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA talks are over for the night. “No deal,” a source says.Sun Nov 06 05:35:25…

  18. Michael Jordan always looking out for No. 23

    Nov 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Chicago Bulls

    Michael Jordan’s image is taking a beating for the first time… well, really since the 1980’s. After the reports surfaced that he’s the one leading the owners to push for 47 percent (or less!) of a BRI cut for the players, he’s become a target for angst regarding the lockout from those who have paid…

  19. Maybe Jordan is driving a hard bargain because his partners want out

    Nov 4, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    There are a couple possible reasons that Michael Jordan is the guy out in front of the hardline owners leading the charge to crush the players. The most likely explanation — he’s Michael Jordan and he has to demolish the opposition in any competition. Jordan can be an unforgiving jerk — did you see his…

  20. Report: Michael Jordan leads the NBA hardline owners

    Nov 4, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    Back in 1998, during the last NBA lockout that cost regular season games, Michael Jordan the player stood up to then Wizards owner Abe Polin and said “If you can’t make a profit, you should sell your team.” Now, 13 years later and on the other side of the table, Jordan can’t make a profit…

  21. Lockout forces Jordan to pull out of President’s Cup

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

    The Presidents Cup- Preview Day Three

    You know the lockout is serious when it cuts into Michael Jordan’s golf time. Jordan was to be an assistant captain for the USA at the Presidents Cup challenge coming up Nov. 14-20 in Melbourne, Australia. But he has had to pull out, and our golf cohort Ryan Ballengee at ProGolfTalk has Jordan’s statement. “With…

  22. Wolf Blitzer convinced Jordan to play for Wizards? Thanks a lot.

    Nov 1, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

    Michael Jordan Wizards

    In my “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” world, I have wiped out memories of Michael Jordan in a Wizards jersey. But it did happen. And really he didn’t play poorly, he was an older good player on a bad team, something we see plenty of in the NBA. That’s just not how I choose…

  23. Video: As usual Nike is better at messaging than their players

    Oct 29, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Michael Jordan

    Nike needs the players. It really does. It can’t just market anyone. It has to market the elite guys, the ones with personality. It discovered with Michael Jordan (who we’ll get to in a minute) that the player is what can sell the most in basketball, versus the NFL and MLB which are hugely team-based.…

  24. Drawing lines: Ambition vs. delusion (feat. Jordan Crawford!)

    Oct 28, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    In the slim chance that you hadn’t heard, Jordan Crawford, per Michael Lee of the Washington Post, said one of those things NBA players just aren’t supposed to say: “I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan,” Crawford said, without the slightest hint of sarcasm. “When I’m done…

  25. Jordan Crawford feels he can be better than that other Jordan guy

    Oct 28, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Jordan Crawford Wizards

    There are things you should not admit publicly. For example, that you like Jimmy Buffett music. Or that you don’t like chocolate. People will just look at you askew if you say that out loud. Or, if you’re a baller, saying that you think you can be better than Michael Jordan. Well, we’d like you…

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