Re: OH ITS TIME... PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! WHEN DO WE GET A PERK BACK?
posted at 3/26/2011 4:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: OH ITS TIME... PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! WHEN DO WE GET A PERK BACK?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: OH ITS TIME... PANIC! PANIC! PANIC! WHEN DO WE GET A PERK BACK? : come on dud, seriously u dont believe that jordan was suspended do you?
Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]
Where there is smoke there is fire.... he was betting $300k on rounds of golf.... I am not saying that he bet on basketball or anything like that, I just think that there is at least some evidence or some chance that he was taken out back and given a little spanking that may have cost him a couple of titles.... at first I thought the fact that his father was murdered may have resulted from his gambling debts but apparently the two kids murdered his father for no apparent reason other than theft..... but of course to me the greatest show in history was the Sopranos so when things happen with no apparent connection, one may be able to make connections.
trust me... I loved Michael and Scottie - I remember being on the phone with my brother who lived far away watching Michael score 35 against Portland in the first half of a finals game and thinking to myself Larry was awesome but nothing like this - there are very few teams that have debatably the two best players in the league at the same time and you knew when push came to shove they were going to figure out how to win a game, a series, a title, etc. but there is part of me that thinks he was suspended.... I would not swear to it, I would not bet on it... the only thing that bugs me is that he knew that in order to plant himself in the absolute upper echelon of the all time greats and squelching all doubt was to win 8 in a row and by bowing out to be a failure in baseball at the absolute peak of his existence raised some questions especially when the smoke started to rise.....
I remember being at the YMCA and playing ball with a bunch of friends and then I went out to the lobby where my stepfather was waiting to take us home... he said you have to watch this guy, I said oh who is he... he said his name is Larry Bird and the Cs could get him next year, I think 33 dropped 49 on his opponent that day.... then I started paying a lot more attention........ Since then I think it is Larry, Magic, Kareem, Hakeem, Michael, Scottie, LeBron, Wade, Durant.... maybe a few others in between but not many at that level......
I will close with this...... I was working in public accounting at the time and lived in Stoughton... so Reebok was literally within a short bike ride from my house and New Balance was one of my auditing and tax clients.... I think I may have had 30 pairs of free or very cheap sneakers from Reebok and New Balance but still went out and bought Air Jordans at full price. I also had Converse as a client and did not even accept their free shoes........