December 18, 2007
His Airness practices with Bobcats
But he was back for one practice. Jordan worked out with the Bobcats Tuesday, swishing jump shots and fine-tuning young players' games. And, yes, the man who made the swoosh so famous taped over the Adidas logo on his NBA-issued practice jersey.
He was still so efficient in short spurts that the coach started dreaming.
"He'd be a (small forward) -- a very smart (small forward)," coach Sam Vincent said of how he'd use Jordan.
"His presence is electrifying. If he were going to play just eight to 10 minutes, he could set people up. I don't think there'd be any chance of talking him into it -- but it is Christmas."
His Airness, now the Bobcats' managing partner, laughed at Vincent's lobbying, promising there'd be no new comeback.
"He can lobby all he wants," Jordan said. "They can't afford me."
Jordan doesn't talk to the media often, but when he does, it's always candid and compelling. Look for Jordan's comments in tomorrow's Observer.
Posted by rbonnell on December 18, 2007 at 02:10 PM | Permalink
So, since Jordan finally talked to you, and last I checked, Jerry Richardson ain't...are you and the other Observer writers gonna bust the balls of our NFL owner the same way you do our NBA owner(s) for not being "available" during the season?
Or are you going to continue to be critical of the NBA team in a way you're not of the NFL team, kinda like how you spent 3 years whining about how this team was frugal and wouldn't spend big bucks, and now that they have and you can't criticize that anymore, you now criticize whether they spent the money "wisely."
The quality of the sports writers in Charlotte are almost on par with the quality of fans.
And, no, Bonnell, that wasn't a compliment.
Posted by: Will | Dec 18, 2007 4:02:15 PM
I agree with you Will. Even though it's easy to blast Bonnell and the rest of these writers, I'm going to take the high road today.
I think having Jordan at the practice is great for the players. He can show them things a coach would not be able to show. Hell, he could probably teach our coaches a few things. I love that he is involved with the players on the court. How many teams can say their owner practices with them?
Posted by: DS | Dec 18, 2007 4:34:25 PM
now we just need a good GM to teach our GM how to make decent trades!
Posted by: gm | Dec 18, 2007 4:58:25 PM
Please, MJ, don't embarrass yourself anymore.
Posted by: chris | Dec 18, 2007 5:07:04 PM
MJ: you're old news...people aren't hiding in the bushes waiting to faint over an aging former basketball player...thanks for the memories....now, let's move on. Thanks also for the sucky trade.
Posted by: mj is old news | Dec 18, 2007 6:38:48 PM
I wouldn't come to a game even if the greatest traveler of all time made a comeback.
Posted by: jason | Dec 18, 2007 10:04:38 PM
You guys are a bunch of losers. Jordan is trying to motivate the team and you guys are trying to bring him down. Give the man a chance.
Posted by: Wow | Dec 19, 2007 6:42:06 PM
The GREATEST EVER....Way to go Jordan...you are an inspiration at every moment...you are the GREATEST....and I know you will bring a winner to Charlotte.
Posted by: the one | Dec 19, 2007 6:49:44 PM
No wonder Hornets left that town....bunch of losers. You are lucky to even have a basketball team in Charlotte...losers.
Posted by: guard | Dec 19, 2007 6:52:29 PM
you two losers gm and chris talkin bout jordon, get off his sack, the greatest, not one of but the greatest came to show the young boys how its done.Thanks for that MJ we needed that, and to the one, were are you from, charlotte is full of basketball tradition and unlike some idiots alot of us are happy we have are bobcats here.
Posted by: trutbtold | Dec 20, 2007 10:07:18 AM
michael jordan is michael jordan whatever things he did and done his doing it for good of the team and not for you bunch of asshole who's criticizing him, he wont allow to loose his team just like that, that is why he want to raise the morale of his players....
Posted by: kierzky | Dec 23, 2007 6:47:08 AM
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