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After all, the Bucks practice facility is located on the grounds of the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center in St. Francis, Wis., south of Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan. How much security do they really need? I sat down in the lobby and tried to make eye contact. Nothing. Wake up, buddy! I wasn’t the first and won’t be the last to get fooled. It’s a sculpture, a very lifelike sculpture that has duped several people, including players, new employees and visitors. Legend has it Michael Jordan walked into the Bucks practice facility, said hello to Art, was ignored and complained to Bucks management that the security guard didn’t acknowledge him. For The Win

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Who would he have chosen to play with Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson? “With “Showtime” they loved to get the ball up and down the court and Magic loved to get the ball to the big man. He would be feeding me lobs and dunks all day long. Michael would be scoring 60, I’d have to go get the rebound.” FanSided

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But Jordan wasn't comfortable with the different drafts, and at that moment, he took matters into his own hands. He thought of a way to keep to his style of being simple and straight to the point: "I'm Back." "He felt that it didn't require an explanation or a justification," said Falk, who faxed the final press release to media outlets. "I thought I was a pretty good writer, written a lot of things, but he said, 'Let me do this.' So he sat down at the table and thought about it for a couple of minutes and he wrote, 'I'm Back.' He said, 'OK, that's it.' It was classic Michael Jordan. It was elegant in simplicity, it communicated how he felt, it said it all. "It was like Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, 'I'll be back.' Sometimes you don't have to be prosaic to be elegant in your expression. His two words expressed it all." Bleacher Report

Watching from a distance were Dwyane Wade, who was 13 at the time, and Jamal Crawford, 14. They were both at home—Wade in Chicago with his stepbrothers and Crawford with a friend in Los Angeles. "My brother was sitting in the kitchen with his small 12-inch TV watching all the coverage, [Jordan] pulling up in a Ferrari," said Wade, who's a good friend of the Hall of Famer and was an endorser of his company at one point. "It was just a cool moment. It's crazy that it was 20 years ago. I was my son, Zaire's, age now. "When he came back, it was just the excitement that we got the opportunity to witness him more. Being a kid in the community that I grew up in, it was big to have that confidence, to walk around with that kind of swagger. You don't understand the impact that the Bulls, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, those guys had on me as a young kid. They were the reason that I had a dream, a hope that I can be that one day." Bleacher Report

"It was a distraction for sure, but a welcome one," Longley said. "The practices started to be much more heated, much more competitive—longer even, too. We had to get a lot of work in to get Michael up to speed with the team, or the team up to speed with Michael depending on which way you want to look at it. "I do remember there being a lot of scrimmaging. Michael wanted to get up and down the court, and he was matching up with Scottie, and Scottie was in midseason form and at the height of his game. So that was a good way to bring Michael up to speed. Michael was just feeling his own way and we were wondering what was going on." Bleacher Report

Jack loved to tell the story of the UCLA/University of North Carolina alumni game. Jordan used to play in those things. ``I remember him getting the ball at the top of the key and thinking, `He`s gonna dunk on me on national TV.’” I could still hear Jack today. He was a ham and loved to tell these stories. He didn’t have many on the court where he was the victor, at least not noticeably. “I went after him as best I could. I got some ball,” Jack would say and with a pause add, “I also got a lot of him. I know he didn`t score.” Michael would get his revenge, as he always did, Jack becoming one of his favorite foils in the regular card games. Michael quickly learned Jack had that family money and that his card skills weren’t much better than his basketball skills. NBA.com

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A pair of Nike basketball shoes, believed to be the earliest NBA game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers to ever hit the market, will be auctioned off next month. Khalid Ali, who was a ballboy for the Los Angeles Lakers for the 1984-85 season, has consigned the Nike shoes he says Jordan gave to him after the Chicago Bulls played the Lakers on Dec. 2, 1984, to SCP Auctions. Ali, 15 at the time, distinctly remembers asking Jordan for the shoes on his feet during warmups. They were red, white and black, Ali said, a pair of what would become the first Air Jordans. ESPN.com

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Now, a 49-point-triple-double performance is rare. How rare? It hasn’t been done since Larry Bird was still playing. You wanna know what’s even rarer? The fact that it was Westbrook’s fourth straight triple-double– a feat that hasn’t been completed since Michael Jordan in 1989. For The Win

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Michael Jordan is a rookie on the Forbes billionaire list, coming in at a tie for the 1,741st richest person in the world. Though the Nike Air Jordan brand continues to do bonkers sales ($2.25 billion in 2013, from which Jordan earned $90 million), the biggest reason for his leap onto the list is his ownership in the Hornets — his stake in the franchise now supposedly worth over $500 million after Steve Ballmer dropped $2 billion on the Clippers. Now that MJ has cleared this imaginary hurdle, total happiness and fulfillment are surely close behind. The Big Lead

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For Michael Jordan, his fix to the problem of slow play is to build his own golf course. According to a number of sources who are close to Jordan, the NBA Hall of Famer is looking into building his own private golf club in Florida. The club would be exclusive and only have a tiny number of members that His Airness would hand pick himself. US Golf TV

With Michael Jordan as owner, however, Cho doesn't get the last word on decisions. According to a source familiar with Charlotte's inner workings, the voice that MJ relies on most is that of Curtis Polk, an analytics agnostic who conducts Jordan's business affairs and serves as the Hornets' vice chairman. And with pressure from Jordan to accelerate the Hornets' efforts to contend, the team made the ill-fated decision to sign Lance Stephenson over the objections of the analytics staff. ESPN.com

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