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Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Position: -
Born: 02/17/63
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:216 lbs. / 98 kg.
Earnings: $2,030,000 ($2,858,406*)
Now that your jersey has been retired here in Milwaukee, the next thing people bring up is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. You were named a 2019 finalist in February. Do you allow your brain to wander and think about that possibility? I know both you and Sidney [Moncrief] are finalists this year and you each have similar resumes. Marques Johnson: I told Nellie this when I invited him out for the jersey retirement about a month ago and I had been name a finalist. It’s my first time being named a finalist. Sidney’s been a finalist before and didn’t make. I told Nellie, “If Sidney makes it and I don’t make it, I’m fine with that. Sidney deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.” Sidney is the second greatest two-way player, in terms of shooting guards, behind Michael Jordan. Defensive Player of the Year. He could average 25 a game if he wanted to, averaged 21, 22 here.
After his 19-point, 10-rebound, 11-assist stat line led to Monday’s overtime victory over Dallas, Payton was most pleased to crack the win column, after the Pelicans had lost in each of his previous triple-doubles, including in excruciating fashion Saturday vs. Phoenix. Asked for his reaction to joining an exclusive quintet of players with five consecutive triple-doubles – a group that includes Westbrook, Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan – Payton somewhat downplayed the achievement, saying, “Personally, it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’m just trying to hoop and play at a high level. It felt good to get a win tonight, honestly.”
As a kid, Davis was dad’s biggest fan. And in between sideline shrieks, a thought seeped into his developing mind: I want to play like them. I want to be there. Sometime after watching next-day highlights of Michael Jordan’s Bulls on Latvian television, the thought narrowed. Want became will. “I told ‘em I was gonna play in the NBA,” Bertans says. “They” – parents – “might’ve thought it was a joke back then. But I didn’t think like that.” What he thought he meant, and what he meant he often said. Sometimes that meant trouble. Dainis kicked 9- or 10-year-old Davis out of multiple youth basketball practices because, as Davis freely admits now, “I used to tell people what to do.”
Brendan Haywood’s rookie year (2001-02) just so happened to be the first of two seasons in Washington for one Michael Jordan. Jordan, well past his prime during this time, still left quite an impression on the rookie, even after all these years later. “You really got to see the myth behind all the greatness. He wasn’t good by accident. You got to see a guy that’s 40 years old still get to the gym at 8 o’clock working on his game.“