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  • Michael B Jordan pegged as potential Superman replacement after news Henry Cavill will not [tr]

    09/12/2018 12:44:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2018 | Staff
    Henry Cavill is hanging up his Superman cape after five years as the superhero. And rumors are already circulating about who will take the role of the DC Comics favorite. Michael B Jordan's name has been at the top of many lists, according to Deadline, who reported movie studio Warner Bros. 'has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time.'
  • Tonight: The Toxic Nike-Kaepernick Era Begins Dragging Down Nike, NFL

    09/06/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 52 replies
    Few companies have tailored their image to a broad audience more carefully than Nike. From NBA greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James to soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo to tennis great Serena Williams, Nike has used mainstream sports superstars to instill the idea that if you “Just Do It” you can achieve anything. All of which makes their choice of the marginalized, controversial and deeply divisive Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new “Just Do It” marketing blitz bewildering. He is not in sports at all, after a brief NFL career in which he was never a star. Most of...
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad weighs in on Trump, LeBron James spat

    08/05/2018 4:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: “In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them.” He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James’ intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president....
  • BASKETBALL; Hodges Criticizes Jordan For His Silence on Issues (Flashback)

    08/05/2018 11:51:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1992 | William C. Rhoden
    A day after scoring 39 points against Portland, Michael Jordan took a different sort of shot this afternoon -- from one of his teammates. Craig Hodges, the Bulls' 3-point shooting specialist and one of the league's best, chided Jordan and other National Basketball Association players for failing to use their visibility to call attention to pressing social and political issues, from the deepening plight of inner-city youth to the failure of owners to hire more black head coaches. Hodges spoke after the other Bulls had left practice for the day, and Jordan could not be reached for comment. The 31-year-old...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Why Michael Jordan's '90s Bulls Would Beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors

    06/15/2017 11:19:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/15/2017 | by John Ellis
    Thankfully, with his loss in the 2017 NBA Finals, I should never have to hear anyone attempt to elevate LeBron James above Michael Jordan in the GOAT discussion. Unfortunately, I now have to listen to people claiming that the 2017 Golden State Warriors would beat the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. That claim is more ludicrous than claiming that LeBron is better than Jordan. Below, I've listed three reasons why Michael Jordan's Bulls would beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors. 1. Defensive Matchups The 2017 Warriors are an offensive juggernaut, no doubt. However, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and...
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • Jordan (Michael) speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

    07/25/2016 9:33:14 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Undefeated ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mike Wise
    Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter released exclusively to The Undefeated. “I grieve with the families who...
  • Jordan, Other NBA Owners Join Forbes' Billionaire List

    03/03/2015 5:01:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2015, 4:36 PM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • The Michael Jordan of Presidents…

    11/12/2014 5:31:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    When someone is so good at something that they're in another universe much less another league they're considered the Michael Jordan of that particular thing...I thought this application of it worked well :-)
  • POTUS Fires Back At Michael Jordan Over Golf Game Remarks

    11/05/2014 8:37:26 AM PST · by maggief · 92 replies
    CBS ^ | November 5, 2014 | Evan Jankens
    EXCERPT According to CBSSports.com: “But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course, if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case. “He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets,” Obama finished.
  • Video: Michael Jordan calls Barack Obama a sh---- golfer

    10/30/2014 8:50:22 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 30, 2014 | Kyle Porter
    Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently. Rashad asked Jordan who his dream foursome would include, and Jordan said President Barack Obama isn't getting an invite. "I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him."
  • 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>