Who said that? Why are you playing dumb? Your gimmick is Abe Lincoln. Presumably you then are a student of history, right? If so you should be aware of the role the media play in shaping perceptions of historical figures.
at Jordan fans ignoring the media role. Let's see what tune you guys sing in 3-5 years.
It's not as if his level of play after baseball was superior or even equal to his play prior to his 1st retirement. He had a very legit argument being considered one of the top tier all time greats at the time, and it wasn't due to him being a product of the media. I understand this may be hard for an aroused Kobe fan to comprehend.