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Old 08-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Talking MJ's Hall of Fame speech

I gotta be honest, when it happened I was a little put off like most. I found it to be in poor taste (to an extent), I was kinda disappointed in the speech.


But looking at it now…..

This shit is hilarious!!!!!

Why was the world so up in arms over this? now I look at it and I can't stop laughing, but he kept it real (not as real as Rodman). He opened up the speech by saying "What do you people not know about me?" and he's right. We know his entire story, it has been recounted millions of times. What he did was give us an insight into what makes him who he is, what fuels him, what he used as motivation. At the moment I think some of us understood that but lost focus on his intention. Some were offended when it first happened, but now the shit is hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLzBM...ture=g-all-lik
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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It was kinda like an unintentional roast.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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It was kinda like an unintentional roast.
haha true.

I'm sitting here cracking up at his stories and quibs. They appear to be different this time around. When I first saw it, they appeared to have a mean subtext, but now they appear to be almost playful.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Still highly entertaining on a second watch. That's all I can ask for.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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LMAO. It pissed Bryon Russell off so bad that he took to going on sports shows challenging Jordan to a public 1 on 1 match . Didn't that man learn a lesson?
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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I think if you juxtapose it with David Robinson's speech which was the same night, you can see the difference in how to be a role model.

David was up there, essentially telling his children, "I hope this inspires you to achieve more and to do something spectacular with your life--you're all capable of doing it."

MJ to his children, "Sorry, but you have no shot to living up to my greatness."
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #7
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MJ with the red eyes looked high or drunk. and no one gives a damn. Thats whats great about being the GOAT.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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I think if you juxtapose it with David Robinson's speech which was the same night, you can see the difference in how to be a role model.

David was up there, essentially telling his children, "I hope this inspires you to achieve more and to do something spectacular with your life--you're all capable of doing it."

MJ to his children, "Sorry, but you have no shot to living up to my greatness."


he just looked at his kids and shook his head like "dang"....."what happened?"

"I wouldn't want to be you guy's"
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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People were offended and upset because they realize that if it wasn't for them giving him a pass for his behavior for DECADES he wouldn't have this ridiculous god-like status that he doesn't deserve.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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Yeah I remember some folks were calling MJ's speech petty. I saw it as keeping it real. I loved it! This is the Jordan that we, some of us, have always loved. That fire. We got the chance to see and hear what motivated him to greatness. My favorite parts were the Byron Russell call out and Jordan's comments between Jerry K or Jerry R and one of the Jerry's stated "if you had a headache and you got 10 tablets and one of them is coated with cyanide, would you take the tablet?" Jordan fires back with "Dpends on the headache." Classic. This is why Jordan is the greatest. That dude loved the game of basketball and loved winning.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Its who Jordan is, I viewed his speech the same back then and now - he is entertaining asshole with an ego bigger than Lebron's or Usain Bolt I had some laughs, NBA needs superstars like him.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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I ****ing loved it at the time and still love it now. Refreshingly honest, and awesomely brutal.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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I don’t think it was that great. It started off good, but then he started focusing too much on trying to show his competitive nature. I mean in one level it’s great to see, but not on a Hall of Fame speech. I believe he said that he didn’t write much, just wanted to speak from the heart, and that could really back fired because unless you’re in the correct mindset, you will not express yourself as effective as you might want.

For example he told his kids basically that they have a lot of pressure on them, since many will assume that just because they’re Michael Jordan’s kids, that unless they achieve a similar level of success people are going to think they’re failures, and that’s unfair. But not really being in the proper mindset, to many it sounds as if he’s telling them in a competitive way that he’s better than them.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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MJ with the red eyes looked high or drunk. and no one gives a damn. Thats whats great about being the GOAT.

He looks like he's been feasting on Turky or something
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #15
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It was the real Michael Jordan, same guy he's always been. Probably felt like a release after a career of having to front for cameras.
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