The Life and Culture of Kicks

Somebody is writing the Truth About Michael Jeffery Jordan… Whatever that means…

(is that why there is a hole in the sneaker?)

(pic from  Sneakernews.com)

Here is the truth, G.O.A.T. = MJ and his kicks kick-started a footwear revolution (2.0) for dudes everywhere.

So why am I posting about this? The word blaspheme comes up in the title of an article about him, so I took the bate… what the hell are they talking about? Well here it is (with my sharp witted, full of myself commentary of course).

Blashpemy: The Truth About Michael Jeffery Jordan

By most accounts this is accepted as fact. There is no problem with the opinion that Michael Jordan is the greatest of all time. There are certainly opinions that hold a lot less credibility. The problem comes when people make him out to be more than what he was.

Source: Bleacher Report

Say whaaaaa??? You know its gonna get good after that (or at least, it should)

Michael Jordan was a phenomenal athlete with unparalleled drive and determination. His competitiveness and work ethic is matched by only a legendary few. He was media savvy. He helped make the NBA a global product and he was truly a great winner.

What he was not…. is perfect

AWWWWW SNAPPPPP!!! Its on now! Somebody get my size 12 Air Jordan 23’s so I can throw it at him.

One incident has Michael Jordan riding Bill Cartwright on a particularly bad night for Cartwright. In the locker room Michael Jordan resorted to trying to embarrass Cartwright in front of the team. He was offensive to the point that afterward, Cartwright pulled him to the side and said

“Look, if you ever do anything like that again, you will never play basketball again because I will break both of your legs.”

You probably never heard about that though, because MJ

—– and more

Another incident includes an actual physical confrontation with a teammate. The Bulls were in practice when Will Perdue laid a hard screen on Jordan. Imagine someone playing hard in practice! This did not sit well with His Airness. He was infuriated to the point where he felt it necessary to punch Purdue in the face. Yes, you read right. To PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE. Imagine if you will, an article comes out tomorrow that features a story about Kobe Bryant punching Pau Gasol in the face because he set too hard of a screen at practice. Imagine LeBron James punching one of his nice guy teammates in the face like say, Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Imagine what the initial reaction and backlash would be if this happened once…now multiply it

— starting to think that I will NEVER get invited to Nike Campus after posting this LMAO (that is if they even know I exist)

Another incident includes an actual physical confrontation with a teammate. The Bulls were in practice when Will Perdue laid a hard screen on Jordan. Imagine someone playing hard in practice! This did not sit well with His Airness. He was infuriated to the point where he felt it necessary to punch Purdue in the face. Yes, you read right. To PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE. Imagine if you will, an article comes out tomorrow that features a story about Kobe Bryant punching Pau Gasol in the face because he set too hard of a screen at practice. Imagine LeBron James punching one of his nice guy teammates in the face like say, Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

Imagine what the initial reaction and backlash would be if this happened once…now multiply it

—- DAMN!!! ITS GOTTA BE THE SHOES (I’m gonna pay for that one I just know it lol)

When you bring up Jordan in comparison to today’s superstars and champions, many people rush to Jordan’s defense citing that he played in an era where the quality of player was much better. And with the likes of Magic, Kareem, Bird, Isiah Thomas, etc, And that is undeniable. He did play at the same time as those players…but he never BEAT them! At least not at their peaks! Ask anyone what the golden age of the NBA was and they will surely say it was the 80’s because that’s when all the aforementioned players were at their best. So why did it take Jordan till the 90’s to win? Who gets credit for just being in the same league? Not until The Bad Boy Pistons were injured and Magic had HIV could Jordan overcome his “competition” for his first title.

Ok… and if you think that is all he wrote, there is way more. Now with all of that said, is Micheal Jeffery Jordan still G.O.A.T.? Undenyably yes. It takes more than skill to be at the top. It does take timing, cunning, ballziness, moves to ge there. i actually DO think there were players at the time he was there that played better than he did, but stil he knew when to turn it on. You have to add that.

I do agree with one thing: Jordan is human and he made some HUGE mistakes during his career off court,but I think it only helps his cause as G.O.A.T., not hurt it (although it does take some shine off the trophy)

Stil a Jordan fan after reading this? I sure am


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