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Old 02-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Promotion of Jordan was shoved in America's throats more than any player by the NBA

every few years the same video comes out with the same story.
All produced by the NBA, not MJ or Nike.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...qVcwqXhi6FsydA

country black kid from wilmington, nc blah blah blah
played little league baseball throughout child hood blah blah blah
beats older brother in basketball blah blah blah
decides to try out in HS basketball but gets cut blah blah blah
angry, works harder, makes team next year blah blah blah
was good after all, coach made a mistake blah blah blah
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Promotion of Jordan was shoved in America's throats more than any player by the NBA

If the media wanted to they could make Rudy Gay as loved as some of the other superstars.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Promotion of Jordan was shoved in America's throats more than any player by the NBA

He earned every piece of attention he got. Am I wrong?

He is arguably the greatest athlete of all time. He was literally doing things, people thought were impossible. Look up some of his acrobatic layups. To this day, players aren't even coming close to his layups. Kobe/Rose have had a few like his, but MJ had the craziest hang time you'll ever see from an athlete.

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If the media wanted to they could make Rudy Gay as loved as some of the other superstars.

If he signs with the Warriors his jersey would be a massive hit.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #5
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He earned every piece of attention he got. Am I wrong?

He is arguably the greatest athlete of all time. He was literally doing things, people thought were impossible. Look up some of his acrobatic layups.

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Ali is not the greatest boxer of all time. Sugar Ray Robinson is.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #6
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Ali is not the greatest boxer of all time. Sugar Ray Robinson is.

I know, but what he meant to boxing surpassed Ray Robinson.

Worded that wrong. I love Ray Rob, so I'm not even going to argue it.

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He earned every piece of attention he got. Am I wrong?

He is arguably the greatest athlete of all time. He was literally doing things, people thought were impossible. Look up some of his acrobatic layups. To this day, players aren't even coming close to his layups. Kobe/Rose have had a few like his, but MJ had the craziest hang time you'll ever see from an athlete.

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You forgot Tiger Woods
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You forgot Tiger Woods
?? why him especially? If any sport has benefited from technology it's golf.

If you want greatest golfers you got to go with guys like Sam Snead or Bobby Jones. They played golf with a freaking hickory stick.
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Ali is not the greatest boxer of all time. Sugar Ray Robinson is.

True but Ali transcended his sport. SRR could be the greatest ever boxer but he didn't reach Ali's heights outside of it.
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True but Ali transcended his sport. SRR could be the greatest ever boxer but he didn't reach Ali's heights outside of it.
Idrc about anything other than what they did outside the sport. SRR was a scumbag, this is true though.
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What a moronic thread.
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Default Re: Promotion of Jordan was shoved in America's throats more than any player by the NBA

True. Jordan had a new "biography" video out every couple of years. When you add the Nike and Gatorade propaganda machines it's hard not to become an icon. MJ deserved every bit of the publicity but it just goes to show you that the NBA promotes who they choose to promote.

Kobe Bryant, another exceptionally talentented superstar has zero. Guys like Kobe and Lebron should have several of these things. They would sell like crazy. NBA makes money and promotes their biggest stars. It's a win-win. I don't see why this hasn't happened.
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What a moronic thread.

Actually it is't. Some of my old hoops friends got so sick of the non-stop jordan extravaganza that they just stopped watching basketball. At its height it was less about hoops than some kind of cult of personality.

Anything gets tiring when you get too much of it.

I will admit even for myself a diehard hoops guy, that Shaq was a very welcome change from the same pork chops & apple sauce day in, day out for like 12 years. Jordan made the NBA world famous all right, but Shaq made it a lot more fun and to this day I prefer watching Shaq

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1. I was a Lakers fan since Wilt got traded & him & Logo were tearing it up... and
2 I always did like power game, centers and forwards over guards even tho my all-time favorite player is Clyde Frazier}
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Default Re: Promotion of Jordan was shoved in America's throats more than any player by the NBA

Let's just say the marketability of MJ goes way beyond the states. The NBA can't achieve that with any other legends, and not any current players. Not Kobe, not Lebron, not Durant. and their targeted audience can't only be from the USA, or basketball fans. Kobe dare I say is not even worth a third of Jordans name in terms of popularity.
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True. Jordan had a new "biography" video out every couple of years. When you add the Nike and Gatorade propaganda machines it's hard not to become an icon. MJ deserved every bit of the publicity but it just goes to show you that the NBA promotes who they choose to promote.

Kobe Bryant, another exceptionally talentented superstar has zero. Guys like Kobe and Lebron should have several of these things. They would sell like crazy. NBA makes money and promotes their biggest stars. It's a win-win. I don't see why this hasn't happened.

Why is because David Stern was very creative in the 80s. He's an old dishrag in the 10s.
I think the FBI investigation took all the air out of Stern, he's never been the same since NBA referee went to prison for shaving points.

But Kobe & LeBron do not have the pure star power jordan had. Dude was like a Klieg light.

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