In three years of writing for HoopsVibe, I covered a lot of ground.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: When I first started writing for HoopsVibe three years ago, the NBA lockout was looming and we were all powerless against it.
Here are the Top 10 ways Kobe Bryant clearly and undeniably copied Michael Jordan.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I know Laker fans hate to admit it, but to pretend Kobe didn't copy Michael Jordan is a joke. He patented his entire game after MJ and we got the evidence.
It seems like everyone is rooting for LeBron James to go bald- but why?
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: We love Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, LL Cool J, Dr. Evil and even Michael Jordan.
We've all had discussions amongst friends over who would have given Michael Jordan a run for his money in a game of one-on-one. Most NBA heads would agree that MJ was so good that the next best thing seems to pale in comparison to His Airness.
11 years ago today, the greatest basketball player of all-time returned to the court for the team he partially owned.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It's easy to forget how productive Jordan was in two years playing for the Wizards.
29 years ago today, the Chicago Bulls signed #1 draft pick Michael Jordan.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: And, they got the greatest basketball player ever at a discount.
Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time, but he’s also probably one of the most overrated player of all time.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: MJ has the rings, the MVPs, and all of the NBA success imaginable, but he’s also frequently hyped up beyond reason.
Thanks to stack.com, we now have a rare look at how Michael Jordan trained off the court.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: Probably the greatest lesson we can learn from Jordan is that if you want to be the best at something, you need to outwork the competition.
Everyone's a baller in their prime, but who would win a game of one-on-one at 50-years old?
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Some skills fade faster than others and by the time these three reached 50-years old this is a completely new game.
The NBA free agent deals agreed to in principle over the last couple weeks finally became official.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It’s easy to get excited when your team lands a coveted free agent but, using history as a gauge, most high-priced signings fail to pan out.
If anyone knows about knee injuries, it's former Indiana Pacer Jonathan Bender.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Bender's story is a great example of turning a negative situation into a positive, no matter how unlikely.
21 years ago this week, the "Dream Team" was unleashed on the rest of the world.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: The Dream Team is the best basketball team ever assembled; is the 1992 squad the best team ever assembled in any sport?
The 2013 NBA Draft is just two days away- will any first round selection in 2013 blow up like several of the first round selections of the 1984 NBA Draft did?
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It generally takes a couple years for any draft to pan out, but at this point it seems unlikely.
21 years ago today, Michael Jordan had the greatest half in NBA Finals history.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Doesn't it seem like Michael Jordan was involved in every great Finals moment ever?
The Bulls defeated Portland 122-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 3rd, 1992. Michael Jordan, who finished with a game-high 39 points, set NBA Finals records for points scored in a half (35) and three-point field goals made in one half (6).
After the sixth made three-pointer, Jordan turned to the mid court TV camera and shrugged as if to say, “I guess everything’s going in.” Unknowingly, his shrug created one of the most indelible images in NBA history and added further to his legacy in the process.
The two teams appeared headed to face each other for most of the season and comparisons were made between Clyde Drexler and Michael Jordan throughout the season. Portland came out super hot to start the game, making their first seven field goal attempts, and took an eight point lead.
Then, Michael Jordan turned it on. Portland was leading by 1 at 45-44, but then Chicago went on a 22-6 run to grab a 66-51 halftime lead and take control, ultimately winning the game by 33 points.
"I started running for the three-point line; it felt like a free throw," Jordan famously said after the game. "I set another goal … a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step."
In any different era, the Portland Trailblazers squads of the early 90's would've walked away with at least one ring. The Seattle Supersonics of the late 90's would later feel the same sting of a Bulls team that is considered one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
The Bulls would go on to win the series in six games. Michael Jordan was named Finals Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring titles.