Jordan, Robinson, Stockton among 5 elected to Hall

Full story: Chicago Tribune

It was only a matter of time, and now Michael Jordan is in the Hall of Fame. Jordan was elected to the class of 2009 Monday with David Robinson , John Stockton , Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer.

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“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

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a round for all

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#22
Apr 6, 2009
 
who cares, the NBA is like the WWE; the results are pre-determined.... and don't forget MJ to thank David Stern for fixing those six championship's you won
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#23
Apr 6, 2009
 
Michael Jordan would have never been as good if Scottie Pippen were not part of the team. Jordan is a joke off the court!

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#24
Apr 6, 2009
 
SO SASSY wrote:
Mike Jordan, was one of the best players ever!
Go Mike Jordan!!!
one of the best? how about THE BEST?
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#25
Apr 6, 2009
 
Thanks Mike wrote:
I think its worth mentiong that Jerry Sloan is the guy who didn't want all that flashy play by Jordan. That was a career ending decision in CHI but glad to see he did OK with his career and ZERO RINGS.
Jerry Sloan never coached Jordan.
Randy

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#26
Apr 6, 2009
 
Michael Jordan IS the Hall of Fame!
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Apr 6, 2009
 
bob1stshirt wrote:
An obvious, but well-deserved and timely, tribute to Mssr Jordan.
As good as Jordan was, he is well recognized by the caliber of those who are inducted with him. ALL are excellent inductees.
All you can do is look at Stockton's career numbers and go WOW!

He shattered the NBA career assist and steals marks. Jordan would have had to score 60,000 career points to have accomplished a similar feat. Not knocking Jordan. He is the greatest ever. But Stockton was the greatest pure point guard ever.

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#28
Apr 6, 2009
 
MJ all the way! It's long overdue!
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#29
Apr 6, 2009
 
I'm glad I was around to see "The Greatest Basketball Player of all time" along with "The Greatest Runniung Back of all time" Walter Payton. Two great role models of how pro athletes should be.
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#30
Apr 6, 2009
 
I dont care too much about this...who really cares anymore?

I saw a video of MJ on Fox this morning, he is getting a little chunky in the face.

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A long way from here...

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#31
Apr 6, 2009
 
Jordan was good, but after his third retirement, it's hard to pay attention to him anymore.
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#32
Apr 6, 2009
 
How is it that this Jordan guy gets in and Luc Longley isn't even mentioned.

Politics, man.

Sheesh
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#33
Apr 6, 2009
 
You know the NBA is diluted when Jordan would still be a top 25 player if he was playing right now. The NBA has been nothing since the days of Jordan......

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#34
Apr 6, 2009
 
West Madison wrote:
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All you can do is look at Stockton's career numbers and go WOW!
He shattered the NBA career assist and steals marks. Jordan would have had to score 60,000 career points to have accomplished a similar feat. Not knocking Jordan. He is the greatest ever. But Stockton was the greatest pure point guard ever.
thats the difference though. stockton was a point guard and jordan was a shooting guard.
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Apr 6, 2009
 

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Basketball - Jordan
Baseball - Ruth
Hockey - Gretzky
Golf - Woods
Soccer - Pele
Swimming - Phelps
Cycling - Lamond

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Droncz92 wrote:
I dont care too much about this...who really cares anymore?
I saw a video of MJ on Fox this morning, he is getting a little chunky in the face.
thats because he sits in his office drinking coffee. thats what a guy does who is an owner of a sports franchise. but who really cares what they look like after their playing days. are you in top shape or could you even play in the d-league? a lot of former athletes get out of shape. and besides, i guarantee jordan could still get up and down the court and school half of the players in the league.
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#39
Apr 6, 2009
 
they need a seperate hall of fame for just the nba
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Apr 6, 2009
 
Tiffany wrote:
why does every body say jordan is gettin fat?hes not fat
yes jordan is fat.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
West Madison wrote:
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All you can do is look at Stockton's career numbers and go WOW!
He shattered the NBA career assist and steals marks. Jordan would have had to score 60,000 career points to have accomplished a similar feat. Not knocking Jordan. He is the greatest ever. But Stockton was the greatest pure point guard ever.
what an ignorant post. magic johnson by far is the best point guard of all time. it's not even close. don't go by that assist record. magic helped win 5 titles. stockton had malone and couldn't win it. magic is the best. nuff said!
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#42
Apr 6, 2009
 
Jordan and Sloan, both former Bulls, inducted at the same time - sweet!

Can't help but notice that Johnny "Red" Kerr was "screwed" again in the contributor category - to bad the Hall's "anonymous 24" couldn't see their way clear to induct a man who built the Bulls franchise from nothing in their first season, and went on to become one of the best ambassadors the game of basketball has ever seen. Without Red, one could argue Jerry Sloan and Michael might never have been Bulls.
The man dedicated his entire life to basketball and if that is not worthy as a contributor, I don't know what is.

Sincere congrats to Michael and Jerry - glad they are being honored and deservedly so. But the HOF has lost all credibility with this Bulls fan.

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#43
Apr 6, 2009
 
West Madison wrote:
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All you can do is look at Stockton's career numbers and go WOW!
He shattered the NBA career assist and steals marks. Jordan would have had to score 60,000 career points to have accomplished a similar feat. Not knocking Jordan. He is the greatest ever. But Stockton was the greatest pure point guard ever.
Who would have thought a white guy would lead in steals in the NBA?

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