The NBA Hall of Fame Slam Dunk

b-ballMichael Jordan is in the basketball Hall of Fame. He was elected to the class of 2009 today along with David Robinson, John Stockton, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer.

Michael Jordan was the best basketball player I ever saw play the game. It's not even close. I've never seen a player elevate his game to such an elite level come crunch time, so consistently. In the days before we had an NBA franchise the Bulls were the team to watch. A Bulls game on television was must-see TV, and it was all because of Michael.

He finished a 15-year career with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards with 32,292 points, the third-highest total in league history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. His final career average of 30.12 goes down as the best, just ahead of Wilt Chamberlain's 30.07. He also won six championships with the Bulls and another in college with North Carolina. He also won MVP honours five times. He was like no other player I had seen before and I haven't seen anything close since.

He was an NBA Hall of Fame slam dunk.


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Buffalo Boy Mike

If he hadnt taken time off and tried to do baseball and that other crap he would have been the best ever. He was the NBA's version of Gretzky.

April 6, 2009 @ 4:11 PM

Argie

Good thing they dont call travelling in the NBA.

Magic was the best.

April 6, 2009 @ 6:05 PM

Lynn

Even Magic Dont Believe That. MJ=G.O.A.T.

April 6, 2009 @ 6:10 PM

chris

Jordan & Magic best in 1990's, Kareem in 80's & Wilt the "stud" in 70's.
Probably 4 of the of the best ever but Jordan took the game the next level which it is today - too bad he took time off to try Baseball which he was brutal at.
Kobe the player for 2000's, got to be.

April 6, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

elvis

Too bad he had to "retire" because of gambling...err...baseball otherwise he'd have 7 titles.

April 6, 2009 @ 9:58 PM

Argie

Iverson for the 2000s. Way more heart than Kobe.

April 7, 2009 @ 9:40 AM

Toronto Mike

Magic ruled the 80s.

Jordan ruled the 90s.

As for the 2000s, I'd hate to hand it to a guy who debateably wasn't the best player on his own team during his 3 championship seasons.

If Nash had won a title, I'd give it to him. It's probably Kobe, but that ain't no slam dunk.

April 7, 2009 @ 10:01 AM

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