Michael Jordan elected to basketball ...

Michael Jordan elected to basketball hall of fame

There are 79 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 6, 2009, titled Michael Jordan elected to basketball hall of fame. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

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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Bloomington, IL

#21 Apr 6, 2009
MJC wrote:
6' 6", 10' basket, game invented for girls played by thugs.
What's the matter, mommie shelled out 10 grand to go to MJ's summer camp, and he didn't sign your bball? His sneakers didn't make you a better basketball player?
Good Riddance

Chicago, IL

#22 Apr 6, 2009
I'm glad to see he's gone. You see, I used to spend my Friday and Saturday nights in HS and college glued to the set watching MJ play. So, this meant no social life except for the other guys who'd hang out to watch games. In other words, no dates. Then, he retired the first time. I met my wife and got married. Then he came back. No kids. Then he retired and I had my first two children. We'll never see anothe like MJ, or else I'll have to get divorced.

Bloomington, IL

#23 Apr 6, 2009
MJ was so dominant, the rest of the basketball world thought Pippen was one of the top 50 greatest players of all time. Every team knew the ball was going to Mike and he still would score. He is also the first perimeter player that I saw consistently attack the double team.

United States

#24 Apr 6, 2009
Congratulations also to the toughest Bull ever, Jerry Sloan.

Saint Charles, IL

#25 Apr 6, 2009
What took them so long? Forget the rules with MJ. He should have been inducted the same day he retired for good.
mike h

United States

#26 Apr 6, 2009
Good news week for us chicago sports fans.
Mr. Jordan and Mr. Sloan going to the hall.

United States

#27 Apr 6, 2009
Tom wrote:
Congratulations also to the toughest Bull ever, Jerry Sloan.
Yes, congrats to Mr. Sloan #4 also! Tough 'D' & helping put Chicago Bulls basketball the map.

United States

#28 Apr 6, 2009
What are the odds that he'll have his ex at the ceremony or his current girlfriend.....maybe he'll dodge them both and bring his sons?
Jazz pulllease

Saint Charles, IL

#29 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.
Sounds like sour grapes to me...

Calumet City, IL

#30 Apr 6, 2009
MJC wrote:
6' 6", 10' basket, game invented for girls played by thugs.
Topix must have been invented for no minds like you. The game was invented for men as an indoor winter sport and millions of American children of all kinds play the game. I'm sorry you are unable to pick up a ball and throw it through a hoop.
boss tweed mummert

Riverside, IL

#31 Apr 6, 2009
great day for Chicago Bulls fans. Jordan and Sloan both knew how to play the game, the way it's suppose to be played. the current Bulls should take a look at old clips to see some good team defense.

Chicago, IL

#32 Apr 6, 2009
Congratulations, MJ!! You most certainly deserve it. I'm sure glad you were on our side. You're one of the best athletes Chicago's every had and ever will have. Thanks.
Ryan Miller

Nampa, ID

#33 Apr 6, 2009
This is pretty cool, but it's kinda like reporting that the sun will come up tomorrow. Was this ever a surprise to anyone?

Hacienda Heights, CA

#34 Apr 6, 2009
He was very faithful to basketball. Too bad he couldn't be just as faithful to Juanita.

Berrien Center, MI

#35 Apr 6, 2009
I am 58 years old and Michael Jordan is the best basketball player I have ever seen! If I live to be 100, this statement should still be true.

Buffalo, NY

#36 Apr 6, 2009
(linkback) Cool or Boring? Michael Jordan elected to basketball hall of fame [VOTE]- http://www.pikk.com/dc3f3

Roselle, IL

#37 Apr 6, 2009
Jordon for Mayor.

Montréal, Canada

#38 Apr 6, 2009
During Michael Jordan era, it was the Golden Age of Basketball. what a team, Pippen, Grant, Paxon, Armstrong, Cartwright. Today this game is played by thugs with tatoo except for a few like Pierce and James.

Downers Grove, IL

#39 Apr 6, 2009
The best, most competitive basketball player of all time!
Dick Santelli

Chicago, IL

#40 Apr 6, 2009
One, are we sure that he meant/joked that he wants to put his pants on everytime he sees Stockon and Malone? Two, I'm glad he only gets that urge to put the shorts back on when he sees other old washed up stars (Assuming he meant to play). No way he would be able to hang w/ the younger player at this point.

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