Thoughts On MJ At 50 Interview

So I caught the first of 3 big interviews the NBA came up with in time for the All Star break, particularly the one with Ahmad Rashad and MJ. The other two were Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley and finally Bill Simmons and Bill Russell.

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Sadly the goddam thing was destroyed by too many commercials, a situation that thoroughly confuses me considering this is supposed to be cable tv. As a result I would occasionally get distracted because I would do other things in between like cook lunch or god forbid, work.

I did get some bits in though so it’s best to write about them before I forget.

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Jordan vs. Russell Again?

So as everyone knows MJ shot his mouth off about how Bryon Russell ‘threw wood into his fire’. Well guess what. In recent news, the Utah Jazz NBA D-League owner is offering a $100,000 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice to see MJ play Russell play one on one.

Even earlier than that, Russell already said how willing he’d be to take him on, saying “I’ll play his a— right now, This is a call-out for him to come play me. He can come out here in his private jet and come play. He’s got millions of dollars. He can pay for the jet. He can meet me at the Recreation Center in Calabasas.” to Yahoo Sports.

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I'm Better Than All Of You – And That Comes From The Heart

By now everyone on the planet that’s ever idolized him has heard his Hall Of Fame speech, and by doing so hopefully taken away something good out of it. Frankly, I didn’t.

Which is not to say it detracts from his talent, ability and accomplishments. His greatness may have lessened, but certainly not what he’s done with his career.

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Basketball Break: Federer's New Commercial

Yes I know I should be watching CSB vs. SSC-R right now, but I’m taking one of my occasional non-basketball time outs to check out Nike’s new Federer commercial, in recognition of his mind boggling 15 Grand Slams.

15 Grand Slams, at only 27 years old is an unbelievable achievement in two ways, one in that you managed to do it per se, and the other in that at 27 years old, you’ve probably 3 or maybe 5 more years to up that even more.

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A Review Of Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

Let me tell you outright that this book reached out to me more than any other book I’ve ever read. That is a mouthful right there, which is probably why it took me so long (2 weeks +) to write this review. Phil Jackson’s book starts his journey where he recalls how his playing career ended, consequently coaching in the CBA and in Puerto Rico and eventually Assistant coach to the Bulls where he starts his legacy, all the way to after the Michael Jordan led Bulls dominated the 90s leading to his (Jordan’s) first of many retirements.

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