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I've never been a Michael Jordan fan.  (He's the greatest to ever play the game, I won't dispute that)  It's amusing watching him twist and burn as he's heading into the ocean as Owner/GM of the Bobcats.  He hasn't had anyone on his staff that would say, "WTF Michael, that deal makes no sense!"  If he ever did then he wouldn't get the spot-light and that's what he's always been after, hasn't it?  It's amazing how his legacy grows though as a player.  It was as a player he became a legend.  Most legends have their facts wrong later on after they're gone.  I saw one a little bit ago...

I was just daydreaming on Wikipedia, during break at work (lol), when I was led to Michael Jordan which made me sit up in my seat to take notice of an amazing introduction.  "...former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats" true, true and true..."biography on NBA Website states, "by acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.""  Like I mentioned, I won't dispute that.   Then it goes into his standout career at North Carolina, "...where he led the Tar Heels to the National Championship in 1982" wha wha what?!?  Come on, he was a role player on that team, I think Sam Perkins had a bigger role then Jordan.  It was James Worthy that "led the Tar "Heels to the National Championship in 1982", not Jordan.  MJ was a great freshman on that team and hit that big shot at the end of the National Championship game against Georgetown.  He finished with 16 points.  Worthy scored a game-high 28 points.  Worthy, not Jordan, won the Most Outstanding Player award.  Worthy was the consensus first team All-American.  Everyone at the time knew this.  The next morning people weren't talking about Jordan winning the game with that clutch shot; they were talking about Georgetown guard Fred Brown mistaking James Worthy for a teammate after they got the ball from MJ's shot and THAT lost them the game.

Jordan led the next 2 North Carolina teams... to defeats vs. Georgia in 83 in the elite eight and in 84 vs. Indiana in the sweet sixteen.  He was a great college player but get the facts right.

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