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Old 11-21-2007, 12:04 PM   #16
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That was quite beautiful.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:14 PM   #17
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That was nice!!!
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:23 PM   #18
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Dear Jordan,

Why did you arrogantly thrash players you played with and still manage to glorify yourself with the media and general public. And why do you feel that on a business level everything you touch is golden to the point that you ruin franchises?

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:36 PM   #19
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Dear Jordan,

Why did you arrogantly thrash players you played with and still manage to glorify yourself with the media and general public. And why do you feel that on a business level everything you touch is golden to the point that you ruin franchises?

Love hateraid

P.S. I love your shoes
1. cause any player who didn't have the heart to face me in practice would not have the heart to deal with the pistons, knicks, magic, or jazz when the chips were down, and winning is everything. i knew basketball loved me and would protect me no matter who i made cry on the court.

2. cause i am a ****ty gm. basketball is still mad at me about the whole on-again, off-again thing over the years, and she done busted my balls about all this drafting and team-building and such.

MJ

P.S. - they're good shoe's right?
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:41 PM   #20
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If it werent for that bald headed douche bag, my knicks would have been the dynasty in the early 90's not the bulls
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:51 PM   #21
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If it werent for that bald headed douche bag, my knicks would have been the dynasty in the early 90's not the bulls
all name calling aside, this might be true. if new york could beat cleveland and the blazers in 92 (big if, but possible) that would set them up to dominate in 03 until they met the suns. and if they could beat the suns in the finals, they would be back to back champs when they met the rockets in 94. you've got to think that a team that took the rockets to 7 tough games would have a pretty big advantage in confidence / experience if they were all multi-time champs. or maybe not, but it is a possibility.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:54 PM   #22
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all name calling aside, this might be true. if new york could beat cleveland and the blazers in 92 (big if, but possible) that would set them up to dominate in 03 until they met the suns. and if they could beat the suns in the finals, they would be back to back champs when they met the rockets in 94. you've got to think that a team that took the rockets to 7 tough games would have a pretty big advantage in confidence / experience if they were all multi-time champs. or maybe not, but it is a possibility.
the knicks were the second best team in basketball in the early 90's...the bulls being the best....and that was only beacuse of the black mister clean...God, I hate him
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:10 AM   #23
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Dear Jordan,

Why did you arrogantly thrash players you played with and still manage to glorify yourself with the media and general public. And why do you feel that on a business level everything you touch is golden to the point that you ruin franchises?

Love hateraid

P.S. I love your shoes

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i like the edge to your letter
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:23 AM   #24
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Open Love Letter to NIKE ~ Michael Jordan

For those of you who never read this open letter published a few years back, or for people who have just got into the game, I figured I'd post it for those curious. Or for people who wanted

to re-read it for inspiration or for nostalgic purposes. It's well written, and it always gets me choked up. With out further a due, Michael Jordan's letter to NIKE.

"Dear NIKE,

It's been almost 28 years since the first day we met. 28 years since I
saw you AT SPORTS AUTHORITY. 28 years since my parents
introduced us.

If someone would have told me then, what would become of us, I'm not
sure I would have believed them. I barely remembered your name.

Then I started seeing you around the neighborhood and watching you on
television. I used to see you with guys down at the playground. But
when my older brother started paying more attention to you, I started
to wonder. Maybe you were different.

The more I got to know you, the more I liked
you. And as life would have it, when I finally got really interested
in you, when I was finally ready to get serious, I LEFT MY CONVERSE ON THE SHELF

I was crushed. I was hurt. I think I even cried.

Then I wanted you, NIKE, more than ever. So I practiced. I hustled. I worked
on my game. Passing. Dribbling. Shooting. Thinking. I ran. I did
sit-ups. I did push-ups. I did pull-ups. I lifted weights. I studied
you. I began to fall in love and you noticed. At least that's what
Coach Smith said.

At the time, I wasn't sure exactly what was going on. But now I know.
Coach Smith was teaching me how to love you, how to listen to you, how
to understand you, how to respect you and how to appreciate you. Then
it happened. I FOUND OUT THAT THERE IS MUCH $$$$$ TO BE MADE IN SHOES

Since then, you've become much more than just a ball to me. You've
become more than just a court. More than just a hoop. More than just a
pair of sneakers. More than just a game.

In ALL respects, you've become my life. My passion. My motivation. My
inspiration.

You've my biggest fan and my harshest critic. You're my dearest friend
and my strongest ally. You're my most challenging teacher and my most
endearing student. You're my ultimate teammate and my toughest
competitor. You're my passport around the world and my visa into the
CHECKBOOKS of millions.

So much has changed since the first day we met, and to a large degree,
I have you to thank. So if you haven't heard me say it before, let me
say it now for the world to hear. Thank you. Thank you, NIKE.
Thank you for everything.


Thank you for the air and the nickname. Thank you for the moves and
the hang time. Thank you for the Slam-Dunk Contest.

Thank you for the
will and the determination, the heart and the soul, the pride and the
courage TO BILK POOR FAMILIES WITH $200 SHOES.

Thank you for the competitive spirits and the competition to
challenge it. Thank you for the failures and the setbacks, the
blessings and the applause. Thank you for the triangle. Thank you for
baseball and the Barons.

Thank you for forgiving me.

Thank you for every fan who has ever BOUGHT AIR JORDANS, put
their hands together for me and my teammates, slapped me five or
patted me on the back. Thank you for everything you've given my
family. Thank you for the moon and the stars, and last but not least,
thank you for Bugs and Mars (BECAUSE I CANT ACT).

NIKE, I know I'm not the only one who loves you. I know you have loved many
before me and will love many after me. LEBRON IS YOUR NEW LOVE AND I FEEL JEALOUS OFTEN

But, I also know what we had
was unique. It was special. So as our relationship changes yet again,
as all relationships do, one thing is for sure.

I love you, NIKE. I love everything about you and I always will.
My playing days in the NBA are definitely over, but our relationship
will never end (BECAUSE I HAVE TO FEED MY FAMILY).

Much Love and Respect,

Michael Jordan"
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