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  • Michael Jordan: I Was Racist ‘Against All White People’ Growing Up

    05/08/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Basketball Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan reveals he was racist toward white people when he was growing up. In a new book entitled “Michael Jordan: The Life,” the six-time NBA champion told author Ronald Lazenby his hatred for white people when he was younger stemmed from the North Carolina community he grew up in having a huge Ku Klux Klan influence. ....“As I started looking at newspapers back in this era when I was putting together Dawson Jordan’s [Michael’s great-grandfather] life, the Klan was like a chamber of commerce. It bought the uniforms for ball teams, it put Bibles in all the...
  • Michael Jordan: As a teen I was ‘racist … against all white people’

    05/06/2014 8:47:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    News.com.au ^ | May 6, 2014
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan says that he considered himself a racist when he was a teenager and was “against all white people.” The confession comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby. Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-1970s, buying uniforms for sports teams and bibles for schools.
  • Michael Jordan home for sale for $29 million (Chicagoland)

    02/29/2012 9:22:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 2-29-12 | Mark Konkol
    For Sale: Nine bedrooms. 19 bathrooms. One indoor basketball court. Den suitable for six NBA titles, five NBA most valuable player wards, two dunk contest titles and various championship rings and accolades — trophies not included. *snip* “Every weekend people from all over the world came to see Michael’s house,” Jordan’s former neighbor Lou Weisbach said. “There would be 1,500 to 2,000 cars every weekend. Limos would bring Navy personnel. Having his number on the gate, some people tried to paint that negatively. But it wasn’t about ego. He put it there so people could take a photograph to prove...
  • Jordan puts nine-bedroom Chicago home up for sale for $29M

    02/29/2012 11:50:57 AM PST · by mc5cents · 23 replies
    Cbs Sports ^ | 2/29/2012 | CBS Sports.com
    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million. The sprawling estate is in Highland Park, along Lake Michigan, and has more than 56,000 square feet of living space. That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces. There's also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages. An indoor basketball complex features a full-size regulation court with specially cushioned hardwood flooring and competition-quality high intensity lighting. It has a sound system set up to provide perfect acoustics within the court space. The property was put...
  • Fixing the Blame on Nike and Michael Jordan

    12/30/2011 10:07:06 AM PST · by happilymarriedmom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Sago ^ | 12/30/2011 | Larry Miller
    A group of pastors and community activists from the Houston area have taken to the airwaves to complain about the irresponsibility of Nike and Michael Jordan. What have they done that is so terrible? It seems that they created a product that people want to buy. While I am not sure why people would go to such extremes to get overpriced footwear, these shoes are, indeed, valued by many people who will do most anything to get them.
  • MJ sells out players with hard-line stance

    11/06/2011 6:52:06 AM PST · by Immerito · 23 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | November 5, 2011 | Jason Whitlock
    There’s no reason for Jordan to be drunk on haterade. These kids deserve the money, even if some of them blow a percentage of it making it rain at strip clubs. I’m not defending their financial irresponsibility, but we do need a little context. When we tell the stories about the athletes who are broke three or four years after retirement, we often leave out the details about the countless friends and family members the athletes helped while blowing their money. They “blow” money on school clothes, private schools, medical bills and college tuitions, too. I fully comprehend the shortcomings...
  • Meadville celebrity pursuer gets probation in cop case

    03/30/2011 6:08:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    <p>MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania woman who has targeted Michael Jordan and Paris Hilton in frivolous lawsuits has been sentenced to one year on probation and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.</p> <p>Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Miceli was convicted in February of harassing the police in her hometown of Meadville, about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh. Authorities say she kept calling to complain about Internet postings on her life.</p>
  • Respectable Conservatives Still Don't Get Obama

    11/22/2010 1:59:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    If United States Senator Al Franken -- it hurts to say that -- ever had a redeeming moment, it was in the role of Stuart Smalley, a character he created for "Saturday Night Live." In the most memorable of Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," the lisping, wildly insecure psycho-babbler hosts Michael Jordan. After explaining to his audience that Jordan is "a basketball player for a professional basketball team," Smalley says to him, "You should be very proud of yourself." "Well, thank you, Stuart," says Jordan, "I am." Stunned by Jordan's self-assurance, Smalley blunders on: "I can imagine that the night before a...
  • MJ to buy controlling stake in Bobcats

    02/27/2010 9:50:48 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies · 275+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 02/28/10 | Staff
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- He has been called the NBA's greatest player and one of the country's top pitchmen. Now Michael Jordan is ready for a new title: NBA owner. With minutes to go until his exclusive negotiating window was to expire, Jordan struck a deal late Friday night to buy controlling interest of the Charlotte Bobcats, putting the six-time NBA champion in charge of the money-losing team in his home state. Owner Bob Johnson announced in a statement that he's agreed to sell the Bobcats to Jordan, who has been a part-owner of the team since 2006. Jordan has been...
  • Michael Jordan caught smoking

    10/07/2009 7:57:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 91 replies · 2,100+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/9 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    San Francisco is asking basketball superstar Michael Jordan to snuff out the cigars, after he was caught on the front page of The Chronicle's Sporting Green breaking the city's ban on smoking on public golf courses. City officials sprang into action after seeing the full-color photo Tuesday of the NBA Hall of Famer enjoying a good cigar while teeing off at Harding Park's 14th hole during a Presidents Cup practice round.In an interview with PGATour.com, Jordan was asked how many cigars he planned to smoke during this week's tournament. "Well," Jordan replied, "that depends, because I heard this is a...
  • Jordan’s night to remember turns petty

    09/14/2009 10:49:30 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 5 replies · 929+ views
    Sports - Yahoo ^ | 12 Sept 2009 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The tears tumbled, flooding his face and Michael Jordan had yet to march to the microphone at Symphony Hall. He had listened to the genuine stories and speeches of a remarkable class. He had watched a “This is Your Life” video compilation of his basketball genius. Everything flashed before him, a legacy that he’s fought with body and soul to never, ever let go into yesterday.
  • Jordan&#8217;s night to remember turns petty

    09/13/2009 1:16:11 PM PDT · by Mila · 8 replies · 1,041+ views
    YAHOO! sports ^ | Sep 12, 3:56 am EDT | By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The tears tumbled, flooding his face and Michael Jordan had yet to march to the microphone at Symphony Hall. He had listened to the genuine stories and speeches of a remarkable class. He had watched a “This is Your Life” video compilation of his basketball genius. Everything flashed before him, a legacy that he’s fought with body and soul to never, ever let go into yesterday. Yes, Michael Jordan was still fighting it on Friday night, and maybe he always will. Mostly, he was crying over the passing of that old Jordan, and it wouldn’t be long...
  • Obama to Kobe, Lakers fans: Michael Jordan is the greatest!

    07/04/2009 10:42:56 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 23 replies · 1,036+ views
    Los Angeles Times / Blogs ^ | July 3, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    Noted Chicagoan and basketballophile Barack Obama appears to be writing off the California vote in 2012, at least the basketball fans around Los Angeles. In a pre-holiday interview with the Associated Press, Obama was asked who was the better player -- six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan or four-time champion Kobe Bryant? Without even a moment's hesitation, the ex-senator from Illinois blurted out, "Oh, Michael!" Then, apparently realizing what he'd just said and the profound impact on any 2012 election, the new president hastened to add: "I mean, Kobe's terrific. Don't get me wrong. But I haven't seen anybody match up...
  • Caption Bill Clinton & Michael Jordan

    01/26/2009 8:15:34 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies · 999+ views
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, shares a laugh with Michael Jordan as the two take part in the Eighth Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, at the One & Only Ocean Club, on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Clinton teamed with actor James Caan and played alongside Jordan
  • Sport Stars Prepare To Share Their Wealth During Obama Administration

    11/01/2008 5:29:13 AM PDT · by writer33 · 12 replies · 587+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 11/1/08 | Chris Davis
    Irving, TX—Now that the election has been declared over by the mainstream media, many sports stars are preparing to share their wealth during an Obama administration. Over the last couple of days, the media has moved a couple of more states in Obama’s direction declaring a victory for the Democrat. With the election over, it’s clear that Obama will begin to implement his new wealth redistribution plan. According to the Obama camp, the richest Americans must go. Sports stars “have a negative impact on Americans that simply can’t reach that type of success.”
  • Jordan fan's dream comes true

    12/10/2007 1:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 63+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Monday, December 10, 2007. | AMIRA SEYOUM
    LANCASTER[California] - One year after making a wish to meet the athlete he idolizes, Marcus Dennis finally got to meet basketball legend Michael Jordan. "It was the greatest thing ever, truly a dream come true for me," Dennis said. With the help of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Dennis, 17, and about five more families were granted their wishes and flown to Chicago to meet the basketball superstar and even attend a Chicago Bulls basketball game Monday. A Lancaster resident for several years, Dennis was just another normal teen until August 2004, when at age 14 he was diagnosed with a life-threatening...
  • Man didn't ask to be like Mike, so he's suing ($832 million)

    07/08/2006 11:57:30 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 125 replies · 4,857+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 07/08/06 | Holly Danks
    Man didn't ask to be like Mike, so he's suing Court - Allen Ray Heckard says his resemblance to Michael Jordan is distressing, and he wants the star and Phil Knight to pay Related Documents (PDF): 1 Saturday, July 08, 2006 HOLLY DANKS HILLSBORO -- Michael Jordan made a bushel of money shooting baskets and pitching Nike products. Allen Ray Heckard, a 51-year-old Northeast Portland man, says he has been told he looks like Jordan. Now he wants some of that fortune for the pain and suffering of having a famous face. Heckard, an airport shuttle driver and auto detailer...
  • Michael Jordan's big brother ends Army career

    06/10/2006 2:09:50 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies · 18,419+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, May 16, 2006P | AP
    Retiring sergeant major's service called `slam dunk' for military Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE - based at fort bragg He has the same self-confidence, the same cleanly shaven head, the same famous last name as his brother. But James Jordan has always been his own man. While his younger brother, Michael, made history on the basketball court, James Jordan forged a distinguished career in a different uniform -- Army green. Now he has retired after 31 years, one more than required because he chose to stay and accompany his unit on a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq. "The Army was my...
  • Adidas set to buy Reebok

    08/03/2005 6:26:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies · 315+ views
    KPTV OREGON ^ | 08/03/2005 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Adidas-Salomon AG said Wednesday that it will buy shoemaker Reebok International Ltd. in a $3.8 billion deal, giving the company about 20 percent of the U.S. market and putting it in a position to better challenge leader Nike Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Adidas, which has its North American headquarters in Portland, Ore., will pay $59 for all of Reebok's outstanding shares, a premium of 34 percent. The deal is subject to regulatory approval in the United States and Europe as well as by shareholders. Both companies said the transaction could close during the...
  • Brotherhood, duty in fight off the court

    12/01/2004 11:03:59 AM PST · by JZelle · 1 replies · 243+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-1-04 | Tom Knott
    He is a genuine patriot, selfless and disciplined, living in an antithetical universe from the one that celebrates the younger brother. Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Jordan is his own person, trite as that observation is, forever impervious to the intoxicating vapors that have enveloped Michael through all his basketball incarnations. In the cliche of the day, Command Sgt. Maj. Jordan would have been the lead member of his younger brother's posse or entourage, or whatever is the favored lexicon of the hangers-on who follow on the heels of the overactive pituitary glands.
  • Brother-at-arms Sgt. Jordan, Michael's kin, soldiers on

    11/29/2004 9:47:23 AM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,492+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | November 28, 2004
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Retired basketball great Michael Jordan's older brother James stands just 5-feet-7 but he's standing tall for America. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Jordan has asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his mandatory retirement date so he can complete a full year-long deployment to Iraq with about 500 other members of the 35th Signal Brigade. "We are currently at war," Jordan said yesterday before his unit started shipping out. "We are doing things, and it requires leaders to do certain things. That's what I am, a leader." Under normal conditions, the 47-year-old Jordan would...
  • Meet Command Sgt. Maj. Jordan (MUST READ!!!)

    11/28/2004 10:39:46 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 50 replies · 3,452+ views
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | http://www.powerlineblog.com/
    We yield to no one in our admiration of Michael Jordan, but I can't figure out why we haven't heard anything about his oldest brother James -- make that the Army's Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Jordan. Command Sgt. Maj. Jordan is completing his thirtieth year of service with the Army's 35th Signal Brigade and reaching his mandatory retirement date. Because his unit is about to be deployed to Iraq for a year, however, he has asked for permission to extend his duty for the year.
  • Senior NCO Jordan decides to stay with his team (Michael Jordans brother true patriot)

    11/28/2004 12:12:52 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 47 replies · 2,433+ views
    The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer ^ | 2004-11-28 | Henry Cuningham
    Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Jordan asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his mandatory retirement date so he could complete a deployment to Iraq with the 35th Signal Brigade. photo by David SmithCommand Sgt. Maj. James R. Jordan will complete a deployment with the 35th Signal Brigade before retiring. ''We are currently at war,'' Jordan said. ''We are doing things, and it requires leaders to do certain things. That's what I am, a leader.'' Like his younger brother, retired basketball star Michael Jordan, James Jordan loves his job, believes in helping his team, expects maximum effort...
  • Dream Team Stunned by Puerto Rico 92-73

    08/15/2004 12:50:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 98 replies · 3,697+ views
    My Way News ^ | 8/15/04 | CHRIS SHERIDAN/AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - In an upset as historic as it was inevitable, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and the rest of the U.S. basketball team lost 92-73 to Puerto Rico on Sunday, only the third Olympic defeat ever for the Americans. It was also the most lopsided loss in the games for the U.S. team, alarming not only for its significance but also for its decisiveness. Puerto Rico, which had lost to the Americans five times in the past 13 months, took control in the first half, led by 22 at halftime and gamely held off a fourth-quarter comeback for...
  • NASA News: NASA to make "big announcement" tomorrow (possibly, life on Mars!)

    03/01/2004 7:54:36 PM PST · by ambrose · 45 replies · 734+ views
    NASA NEWS [KJL] A "space source" tells me "nasa is gonna make a *big* announcement tomorrow about having found something significant on mars. probably water; if they found, say, amino acids it would be a huge deal because it would be a strong indicator of life." Posted at 04:44 PM
  • Child's Play (The Children of Sport Celebrities)

    12/21/2003 3:01:19 PM PST · by GaryL · 2,347+ views
    The Chicago SunTimes ^ | Dec. 21, 2003 | Greg Couch
    Many of them have actually played together for The Rising Stars, a highly successful AAU basketball program in Deerfield, where a sixth-grade team now has a Wennington and a Kukoc. At Loyola Academy, there not only is a Jordan, but also a Grant. Teammates with Jordan is a son of the Super Bowl, Suhey, who also plays football. One football star on the varsity is a Duerson. At Lake Forest High is a Cartwright and a Paxson. At Stevenson, a Morrissey. Doors are opened for them, and they apparently are part of a pretty special gene pool, and people clamber...
  • Stores expect lines (for LeBron James sneakers)

    12/19/2003 8:31:16 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 38 replies · 3,852+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-18-2003 | AP
    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- In his school, LeBron James wore the signature shoe of his idol, Michael Jordan. Now fans can wear James' shoe. Nike launches the product endorsed by the Cleveland Cavaliers' rookie Saturday, and store managers nationwide are expecting teenagers to sleep outside, just as they did for debuts of the Air Jordan line. James' shoe launches in 2,225 stores nationwide, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, when New York City's Foot Action opens its doors. "You could call it the Harry Potter of sneakers," said Jamelah Leddy, a sportswear analyst with McAdams Wright Ragen Inc. in Seattle. The hype...
  • Michael Jordan Reportedly Used Anti-Gay Slurs to Harangue Wizards Player (My Title)

    05/08/2003 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Greg Luzinski · 67 replies · 832+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/7/03 | L. Jon Wertheim
    <p>At 40, Michael Jordan is job hunting. Is he a good hire?</p> <p>Scarcely had Michael Jordan left the NBA than he was back, once again the most talked-about man in basketball. The New York Times reported last weekend that Jordan was close to breaking ties with the Wizards, which led to news that he may hook on with the expansion Charlotte franchise, owned by Jordan's friend Robert Johnson.</p>
  • Wizards sever ties with Jordan

    05/07/2003 10:34:52 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 8, 2003 | John N. Mitchell
    <p>Michael Jordan's tenure with the Washington Wizards was terminated by owner Abe Pollin yesterday, after a period of highly public turmoil that proved too difficult to resolve.</p> <p>Jordan was told of the decision in a 30-minute meeting before noon at the MCI Center with Mr. Pollin and minority owner Ted Leonsis, along with attorneys representing both sides.</p>
  • Michael Jordan Leaves Washington Wizards

    05/07/2003 9:41:56 AM PDT · by RepPhil · 32 replies · 506+ views
    By Joseph White The Associated Press Wednesday, May 7, 2003; 12:19 PM WASHINGTON - Michael Jordan won't return as president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards. Team owner Abe Pollin made the decision after meeting with Jordan on Wednesday. The move ends Jordan's 3 1/2 years with the Wizards, the last two as a player. "I firmly believe that Michael's time with us as a player will have a lasting impact on every player on our roster
  • Rumsfeld and Jordan in the hug (professional whine-about-whitey race baiter weighs in)

    04/21/2003 3:55:47 AM PDT · by putupon · 22 replies · 303+ views
    <p>The image was powerful.</p> <p>No, not nearly as compelling as a toppled statue of a fallen despot, a woman's face contorted in a scream or other frozen moments of joy and pain as Iraq descended into chaos. It was a photograph of two mighty men, pausing to bask in each other's grip, before heading off in different directions.</p>
  • This Time Jordan Really is Finished

    04/17/2003 10:32:12 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 13 replies · 426+ views
    ComcastSportsNet.com ^ | April 16, 2003 | John R. Finger
    This Time Jordan Really is Finished April 16John R. FingerComcastSportsNet.com Michael Jordan spent Wednesday afternoon playing 18 at Pine Valley, so by the time the fourth quarter rolled around he was pretty tired and content to watch his career wind down from the Wizards' bench. Tight and tired from a long NBA season and a round at one of the toughest golf courses in America, Jordan stretched out like an old man sitting on rocking chair on the front porch watching the world go by. Nevertheless, no one in Philadelphia cared about his contentment. They wanted to say goodbye. "We...
  • Rumsfeld Honors Michael Jordan Before Home Finale(w/9/11/02 Pentagon Flag)

    04/14/2003 7:53:25 PM PDT · by jern · 25 replies · 382+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 14, 2003 | AP
    Rumsfeld Honors Jordan Before Home Finale 2 hours, 35 minutes ago By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON - Michael Jordan received a U.S. flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, beginning a night of honors for Jordan during his final home appearance as an NBA player. A bigger tribute was scheduled to take place after Monday's game between the Washington Wizards (news) and the New York Knicks (news), with the details kept secret. Rumsfeld, who received a loud ovation, presented Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon (news - web sites) on the one-year anniversary of the Sept....
  • Rumsfield Appears at Michael Jordan's Final Game, Receives Ovation

    04/14/2003 7:12:24 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 17 replies · 505+ views
    April 14, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Jordan received a U.S. flag from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, beginning a night of honors for Jordan during his final home appearance as an NBA player. A bigger tribute was scheduled to take place after Monday's game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks, with the details kept secret. Rumsfeld, who received a loud ovation, presented Jordan with a flag that flew over the Pentagon on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jordan cradled the flag in his right hand, his head bowed, before the national anthem was played....