Michael Jordan elected to basketball hall of fame

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Michael Jordan accepted a Hall of Fame jersey, looked at former competitors John Stockton and David Robinson and threatened to make another comeback.

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AboutTime

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Jordan was more important to me in the 90s than Clinton or Bush!

GO MJ!!!! GO BULLS!!!!!!!!
Really now

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Shouldn't he have his own separate Hall of Fame...he rewrote the history of the game...elevated it to an art form....really now!

“Text OR drive...can't do both!”

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#3
Apr 6, 2009
 
The best birthday gift I ever got is a frame by frame print of Jordan's last shot in a Bulls uniform.

What a career. I STILL miss watching him play. Thanks for the memories Michael. Congratulations!
DTL

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#4
Apr 6, 2009
 
Did Baseball elect him too?
Runner

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#5
Apr 6, 2009
 
Is he going in as a Wizard, Bobcat, or Bull?
David T

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Michael Jordan has always been something special to me. I appreciate all he has done for basketball and giving me a role model and inspiration as I grew up. Being 21 now, I watch highlights of him and still have goosebumps when I see them. He is, was and always will be the greatest that ever lived. Just imagine his already enourmous legend if he hadnt retired to attempt baseball. Congrats Michael, although it is no surprise. You deserve every second of it.
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#7
Apr 6, 2009
 
DTL wrote:
Did Baseball elect him too?
No, he was not a Yankee.
Runner

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#8
Apr 6, 2009
 
He should go in as a Chicago White Sox
Jazz Fan

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Runner wrote:
Is he going in as a Wizard, Bobcat, or Bull?
Is that a serious question? Everyon knows go in with the last team you played for....GO WIZARDS!
Jazz Fan

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Do you all really think Jordan is a hall of fame caliber talent? Or is it just because everyone else in the league he played with was subpar? Would he have been as good without Tony Kukok, John Paxon, Bill Wennington, and Steve Kurr? I don't think so!!!! I just wish the Jazz would have one one championship over the bulls.
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#11
Apr 6, 2009
 
Jordan belongs in his own Hall Of Fame...A church of some sorts.

Micheal Jordan The Greatest Basketball Player Ever!!!!!!!!

The Best there is, the best there was and the Best there ever will be!!!
Greg

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#12
Apr 6, 2009
 
Is he going in as a player or as a general manager?
Dave

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Jazz Fan wrote:
Do you all really think Jordan is a hall of fame caliber talent? Or is it just because everyone else in the league he played with was subpar? Would he have been as good without Tony Kukok, John Paxon, Bill Wennington, and Steve Kurr? I don't think so!!!! I just wish the Jazz would have one one championship over the bulls.
Uh, yes. Without a doubt. For you I recommend remedial spelling.
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#14
Apr 6, 2009
 
I still won't wear Hanes.
Disgusted

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Apr 6, 2009
 
Jazz Fan wrote:
Do you all really think Jordan is a hall of fame caliber talent? Or is it just because everyone else in the league he played with was subpar? Would he have been as good without Tony Kukok, John Paxon, Bill Wennington, and Steve Kurr? I don't think so!!!! I just wish the Jazz would have one one championship over the bulls.
I'm sorry your meds ran out and you can't get a refill? Can I have your address so I can send a refill?
MJC

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#16
Apr 6, 2009
 
6' 6", 10' basket, game invented for girls played by thugs.
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#17
Apr 6, 2009
 
Very much a seriously forgone conclusion. But formality or not MJ deserves his congrats. Smart-ar$e commenters be damned, Chicago Bulls fans in particular and the game of basketball in general owe him tremendously for his accomplishments on the hardwood floors.
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#18
Apr 6, 2009
 
Congratulations MJ! Thank you for all the memories, especially the championships. Job well done. Great times! By the way ... How's the love life?
BRiAN from Bartlett

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#19
Apr 6, 2009
 
Jazz Fan, you must be out of your mind!

John Paxson was a nobody without Jordan. He still is a nobody, always will be a nobody. Hopefully the guy will step down as the GM at the end of the year.

As for the rest of those people they were all good players. But I seriously doubt the BULLS would have won all those championships without Jordan. Furthermore lets not forget Pippen.
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#20
Apr 6, 2009
 
This is pre-mature. He still has another comeback in him!

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