Friday, April 25, 2008

Michael Jordan Shatters the Backboard

(from a 1986 Nike exhibition game in Trieste, Italy)

If there was a Hindu god of basketball, Michael Jordan would be its living incarnation.

His iconic stature has made his basketball prowess the stuff of cliché and it has become somewhat fashionable to downplay his greatness.

These people are just flat out wrong. Michael Jordan transcended basketball. He was poetry to the instruction manual prose of the NBA.

He was best known for his slam dunks, but that was only a small part of his game. If you're not familiar with his work, scan through the YouTube page where I found the above video.


downtown guy said...

In his day, the man could slam dunk from the free throw line. He could fly.

John M. said...

I'm glad I had the chance to see him play.