A Jordan comeback?

There was a video posted in Youtube which I saw via my friend, Isko Villanueva.

The video basically tells us that Michael Jordan, the bar none greatest basketball player to ever lived, the guy that made basketball an international sport, the reason why Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Kwame Brown successfully jumped from high school to the NBA (wait, scratch Kwame Brown from that enumeration), and at 48 (born February 17, 1963), is seriously considering a return to the NBA. 

Every Michael Jordan fan should love this. Let’s see how Kobe and LBJ could go up against His Airness! Sure, we have seen that but now Jordan with all the odds against him, will be extremely dangerous to boot out. Never underestimate MJ... and I believe that.

I would love this.

But here’s the thing.

There is something lacking in those videos.

Where are his Washington Wizards clips?

Where are his clips where he barely averaged 20 points a night? Where are his clips when there were no Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Horace Grant, BJ Armstrong, Bill Cartwright, John Paxson, Ron Harper, Craig Hodges, Luc Longley, Steve Kerr, and Scottie Pippen in the picture to play second fiddle for him but guys like Chris Whitney or Brendan Haywood or Jerry Stackhouse or yeah... Kwame?

See here’s the thing – he will surface in Charlotte – a team that recently traded Gerald Wallace and barely has an imposing big man and a point guard. The Bobcats’ best player is Stephen Jackson but just like Stackhouse and Richard Hamilton in Washington, the Bobcats will not fare well if there is no imposing frontliner to backstop them.

As of this moment, small-city franchises are on the verge of bankruptcy. The New Orleans Hornets is now NBA-owned and the threat is looming for Charlotte, Toronto, and Memphis. With most of the big names moving to top city squads, the entry of Jordan could signal a random free agent to sign with the squad. Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are notable top guys who’ll possibly search for other teams to get money... or a championship.

There are a lot of elder statesmen that still continue to perform well. Kevin Garnett, Grant Hill and Chauncey Billups are notables. However, there are also a lot of players who are experiencing decline in playing time and stats – Tim Duncan is an example alongside Tracy McGrady, Shaquille O’Neal, Shawn Marion, Jermaine O’Neal, and Ray Allen, among others. There are others like Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury who chose to play outside the NBA than be lounged at their team’s bench.  

However, let’s face it. He is Michael F’N Jordan! Sure, the “air” part of his game might have gone AWOL but he has other arsenals that he can still use. Plus, he is undoubtedly the best clutch performer to play the game! Proving he can still play and score 50 points at age 50, surely he’ll make his Charlotte Bobcats jersey bolster its sales, create media stir, set arena attendance records, and make his franchise matter.

While I hope he doesn’t come back to not tarnish his wonderful resume (perhaps his brittle legs will be exposed?), who in the right mind wouldn’t want to see Michael Jordan in action?

Game over.


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