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Fresh update on "michael jordan" discussed on NHL: Blackhawks vs. Berlin
"In real time in real time foul. I want to call a foul on him because he should know how to say it. I had real time one more time. Superficial ruling on the floors of foul play is under review on Freya Milwaukee Challenge right now hit me up with a slow mo. Please begin. Let's let's go this very slow. Yeah. When the Indians and the coop Oh, man, he guessed. Stick with the Yano stick with the honesty and again love. These just sent a foul on number 34. You play an instrument? That is true. Chris brings up a good point. Good point. What? What? Our names in the world of sports. I mean, you're right. UFC fighters of the number one victims here. But who gets mispronounced all the time that one of the fighters UFC or is it NHL? Because the NHL has some type of all that's a good one, too. That's a good one on again like you think of the European players. Now they're common knowledge, like, you know. Yo kicker Yok Yok. It's you know, at first you're like, What is it? You okay? Cure? Your Yoki is a joke. It's a joke. It's you know, at first, now, you know, But at first you're like, Oh, what is it? Well, right way Reference Reference. Last dance. The Michael Jordan of Bulls documentary. When When what's his name came over to the team. Why am I drawn a blank? Tony Coo coach. Oh, Coco. Remember that remember all the other guys like like Barkley and and Pippen and all the other guys in the league of the time like, Yeah, we remember who got cocoa cookies? Oh, yeah. Yeah, they mispronounce his name. That whole documentary out on college. Best wasn't house at the time were flashing back. It wasn't a household name yet. So, Yeah, they were saying it all wrong. It's really It's really tough, Dude, You can't expect everyone to know all the time when you're hearing different variations of it, the one that Is the most famous in the world. The college basketball coach K. And, Well, you know, Chef ski but looks nothing like it's spelled. So we're the care is in there. As what I want to know. Hey, is this island a silent violent, bro? There's no K in that Chef Ski s Oh, yeah. Keep it simple with the coach K, Which one mixes you up, guys eight. Say ESPN 888 Say ESPN on the big stage. It was funny to hear the ref blow that one. You know what comes to mind for? May? I know your big MLB guy were both picked baseball fans. Jerko. His last Pronounce. His last name is bell like Gyorko, but it's Jerko. Right. This was tough when they first came out when if we see now, now, when you say presence he's such a household name. Yeah. How could I ever get that wrong? But at first? Yeah, I could see that. You know, or even Luca, who lit it up yesterday. By the way, you see some of those passes he had you like Is it? Don chick don sick dunk at first, you know? Yeah, you know, So my advice, though, is just to stick with Luca. Distinct look of it, You know, even though by now you know it and like I said, Man, he's incredible things. Couple baseball guys that early on like, Remember when Jeff so Marjorie first came in that that's not said how it's spelled. And I'm thinking of longest last name in baseball, You know, I'm thinking about South Lamacchia. Oh, that's a good one. South Lamacchia. Yeah, that's a good one. Forward of odd niqabs and things like that. No, I just talked to him. I'm not even trying to atone. Well, yeah, I stick with, you know, I really don't Chris. I'm not even lying on that one. I'll admit it. I stick with tour. I stick with you rich. I stick with two and I'm looking at some of the classic mispronunciations over the years. Yeah, never was better better before he went to the NFL, Remember T. J. Houshmandzadeh Hole. Good luck when you first saw Houshmandzadeh, which, by the way, has 123456 like 15 letters, But here's the thing, which is the other thing. You know what I think about it like I remember, like early on like, I remember like people were saying, like Jose can say sound, You know, which sounds more Asian than anything, right? Like you don't know how it's pronounced from their native tongue or wherever they're from how they pronounce their what they saying You're mixing it up with what you think the pronunciation is with the Americanized version of of how we pronounce it. You know, And then eventually they correct you because you're saying it wrong. So could change along the way. Well, you know, some some people actually go with wrong pronunciation if that's what everyone else calls them, and it's not even a joke. Zack Morris, the actor Mark Paul Gosselaar. Yeah, This was a big story with Joe Buck. Yeah, Remember, Remember there was him and Joe Buck because Joe buckled him. Mark Paul Gasol are Mark Paul Gosselaar said. He's actually right. It is Gus Alarm but society since saved by the bell meant nineties has called him Mark Paul Gosselaar, so he's okay. I guess I'm Mark Paul Gosselaar. Right on and again. There's so many different names and that gets a little confusing. It's embarrassing when the referee, you know, messes up their booker Broccoli would ever pull a move like that. You think I don't think you would know? You know who else would never, ever pull a move like that great announcers like Michael Buffer. You know, I don't think they would. That's that's my source. When I'm I don't know how to say Provide niqab are all these other fighters names. I'll go to the source, either Bruce or Michael Buffer to see how they Good girl, love. Ah, you know, just hear how they pronounce because you know a pro like that isn't going to be honest. There was a minute where I just called them Triple G until I was sure right. Let's go to Booker in Missouri with something. Hey, guys. I wanted to take a little bit different direction for a second. What drives me crazy is when it's really simple If someone's name is easy to pronounce, but people say it wrong, like Holly Holm. Everybody called her Holly home. They threw an s on it like some some letter just appears out of nowhere. Given a floral I can't help but try toe tryingto correct those type of people. You're hanging out with a lot of Mexican guys. I imagine that's holly homes, homes ready in Salt Lake, which I could say by the way, because I'm about the local forever Mexican things, right? What's up, Ben Roethlisberger was one first. Got it now, right for a while. People were struggling with it in the old med in games. They didn't have enough characters for him. So they missed a couple letters in it right. Think about this. You bring up you know Roethlisberger, who's on a comeback mission. But what about the early jokes of the nineties of Brett Favre? You know, Toto. Go to Sean and I will online for your sale answers. You know, I thought I was feeling the vibes. I was reading the minds through the phone lines. What's up? Thank you. Yeah, You stole my thunder because I remember Madden always mispronounce Fabre sell it immediately. At least he acknowledged it and something about Mary right? Favre, Chuck in North Carolina. I think he was on the same page Chuck. Same thing, Father beginning. The first thing I thought of when you said butchered was how bad they butchered his name. Yeah. I mean, just destroyed it when he was coming into the league. Think about it. That's 15 letters. If you if you're talking to a dude, this is why it's so important and it happens to the best of us..
How One Block Got Through It
"Over the past five months small businesses in America have been undergoing a mass extinction event. Bars are closed restaurants or half empty and retail is shuttered. Full blocks are slipping away. I wanted a sense of how this is playing out in the city I live in. CHICAGO. Not The one off story of a beloved are not the frightening toll in national statistics I wanted the story of one block. So I went to seventy fifth street in the Chatham neighborhood in the heart of Chicago outside. This. Part of the South side is really pretty. There are huge street trees flowers on the steps of the bungalows brick two flats al capone used to live in one of them. Many corners have signs from block looks setting the rules of the road. No loud music no car repair watch out for children playing. Even middle class parts of the side commercial corridors have struggled. redlining big box stores, job loss and black flight have left them full of vacancies. There are signs for businesses that have been gone. So long their phone numbers don't have area codes signs for furniture stores, nurseries, food markets, stores that sold beepers. which is what has long made this stretch of seventy fifth street, just east of South, Michigan, Avenue Standout, and what makes it stand out? Even during the pandemic. There's a handful of hair salons and barbershops. There's a dentist and a daycare. There's a cycling Ju. We're one day I visit. The DJ is wheeling bikes onto the sidewalk for afternoon classes. A little bit nervous, south. Arm. Being. There is a cult favorite, vegetarian joint Zoll Veg, which always has a line inside and if famous barbecue joint limbs, which always has a line outside. Large To dry cleaners where the pressed uniforms of Chicago police and transit workers hang under plastic and a Taylor who says online ordering suits him just fine. To never going to stop because you combat it fit to perfect. You're going to need some ultra and that's why. There's a deli run by an ex COP. I went there cover in plain clothes they know who I was and I got to a fight. So, as may have started the fight, my gun thought of mine waste and me and a guy is literally fighting for this pistol. There's a bakery, a frame shop and Francis Cocktail Lounge. The Bar has been here since December thirty first nineteen, sixty five muhammed leads to drop by Michael Jordan too. So we are the Regal. Beagle. You don't know three's company. So a lot of people, it is the neighborhood where everybody knows your name and we're able to have people come out and have cocktails on the front. So that has really seemed to. Help us excuse me you got to mass. Need, you have on the bads. Jada Wilson turnball runs the place with her cousin who's mother founded it. If you can't tell, she used to be an assistant principal at a Chicago Public School can't you put on your mask plays. Thank you. So, much. Appreciate you. Working with children really got me ready for this. One reason I picked this stretch of seventy fifth street was because it seemed on paper like exactly the kind of place that would have struggled to get through the pandemic stretch of black owned family businesses in a city that has been hit hard by. COVID. Nineteen. But what I found was not what I expected. Mid July virtually every business on seventy fifth street had reopened after the initial shutdown. Some were just getting by, but many of them said in spite of everything that they were doing. Great. I'm Henry Bar and this is the final episode in our series on the future of the during and after covid nineteen. Today, on the show, one block on Chicago's south side tries to get through the storm.
20 Minutes With The Founder of Hyperice
"Any athlete understands recovery is essential an arguably just as important as the workload itself to achieve peak performance in recent years even among amateur athletes, we've seen a growth and acceptance to what's the necessity of taking the time to really focus on recovery. But what has actually entail for one year muscles require time rest and particularly plenty of sleet repair and grow, but taking the time for active recovery such as stretching. And Foam Rolling Yoga also play a large role in keeping the blood flowing and helping rebuild from intense physical activity. You're listening to twenty minutes fitness and I'm your host Martin caster twenty minutes fit is partly powered by shape scaled up and three d body scan that visualizes your body composition photo realistic three in recent years technology has rudy started to supercharge the fear of active recovery there methods such as icing cryotherapy. Percussion therapy also commonly referred to as massage guns, compression therapy. All the way to infrared sauna have been long used by various. Bro Athletes for recovery for today's show, we've invited highs founder and CEO. Anthony, cats hi FIS has been one of the leaders in the field is known for its iconic products such as the hype vote massage gone the Viper vibrating foam roller as well as the compression sleeves their products have. been used early on by NBA stop there such as Lebron James and the late Kobe. Bryant and today there aren't they use by pros and all the major us. Leaks the English premier league as well as Olympic athletes. We chat more about how he first got started with icebox neoprene and also take a deeper dive into the science and also some of the best practices behind some of these recovery methods and devices. Hi Anthony I'm excited to have you on the show today. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself to kick things off? Yeah. So my name's anthony cats on founder pipe price. I founded the company about ten years ago it started out really just as an arm project like I was before this I worked in education was a high school teacher I was married to professional. Athletes and I was still really active and I still play sports and was sort of looking for ways to improve my body and sort of slow the aging process and I started my by started kinda get more soar after do things and you kind of start to see like the wear and tear you know grown up in the in the Dark Ages fitness in the ninety S. People used to basically do bodybuilding it wasn't very functional and that control my body in in. So I start looking at like, what would it winter pro athletes doing? You know because obviously they put the biggest premium on. Their bodies and sort of the new kind of things if there was anything new that they were doing that I can adopt and when I did sort of the research on, it was funny like the word recovery didn't really even a quiet sports like that. We use it now and there's a category now but they're back then. You know recovery meant like alcohol recovery or something you know. It didn't mean the same and so the industry was really dominated by like sort of these like medical device companies that would make products that would live in athletic training room for in professional sports and mostly what guys were doing for like you know just. To recover faster faster was was ice was ice tubs. Getting, getting a cold tubs and then, and then they were icing their joints and then if you getting a massage in athletes paper massage and stuff, and that was kind of that was kind of what the recovery will look like in two, thousand ten and so I figured okay well, you know if you can't really market a cold tub but athletes are icing their joints every day and they were doing it with plastic bags and ace route or Fight in every single day. Yeah. It's really wasteful and just like you know it's just not really convenient leaks in you know Dallas is kind of what they were doing. So it Kinda struck me and around this time two, thousand ten. So beats by DRE was relatively new. You know they debuted at the two thousand, eight Olympics and the Osa basketball guys were wearing them kind of adopted this idea that you if someone wearing something right and you know if I could make something that was good enough for like pro athletes to wear that people would see it on them and because it's on their body because it would be like wearing potentially like wearing them, you know on the sidelines or Photos, in your starting, it was Kinda before instagram. So it wasn't really the access to like the behind the scenes of what these guys do is not really the same level of now because I feel now we have a much better window into what what sort of the athletes are famous people do in their you know when the camera's not on. This kind of struck me. If there was a documentary called the last dance about Michael Jordan and it was showing how different famous then where he was the most famous person in the world and he'd get off the team bus and they would just be like a thousand people waiting at the hotel just like watch him walk in the door and we don't need to do that anymore because now everyone has we see what people do in the cameras. And we have twitter, right? Yeah and so people and and then there's way more content right? So there's just way more content of like, okay. What is sort of what is an athlete? Do? They're not court in got used to be pretty mysterious people in an intriguing so I figured that if I could make an icing product because athletes have to is every day people see maybe what sort of kind of catch on A in obviously not a school would beat because it's music that's universal but I still felt like young athletes might adopt it. So I had the idea to make like a really cool looking is compression device, and so I started researching therapy. The. Compression was import element of it and I had. A friend of mine who's a college basketball coach was regularly working out with Kobe Bryant and in Kobe was known as the biggest like that. He he is more than anybody and there was articles well-documented about how he really took care of his body. So I thought if I could make a prototype and I could show it to him and maybe you know maybe get into weirder sort of my thinking and I showed it to them I. so I literally was cutting up wetsuits and going into like wetsuit factory's GonNa live in a beach community southern California. So like there's some of the old Lexi factories that are still around back then so I was kinda compression sleeves and then taking ice bags from like you know from like rite aid or whatever, and and and just kind of like putting them together these compression sleeves. Trying to make something and you know he was really receptive to the idea that there could be a product that would make more efficient and it would actually look not just be so wasteful. So I a couple times in he kind of gave me some really good criticism that was constructive and what I realized like this can't be an art project like this is not how businesses have to like if I'm. GonNa do what I gotta do it. Right. So I gotta go get like. So I was calling manufacturing companies and it was during the recession and people weren't really interested in talking about no experience at all and just sort of this but one company believed like, okay. I kind of had proved that I was like interacting with Koby in the disciplinary doing for him and they kind of just took a flyer on. Maybe we'll try helping sort of developed sort of come the extra separable and so took about a year I. Got I, finally convinced him to do it. We took about a year to kind of develop the product properly I had the idea to put an air release valve at is bag because when ice melts, it creates like air pocket in compression doesn't work because it blocks a compression. So if You have a button that releases the air. The compression always makes contact with the ice and then you get your eyes compression therapy and that's that's the whole idea behind it was that I would watch guys ice and then I would see these like there's a big air bubbles forum. It's like because the heat from your body is exchanging with the ice and then that creates natural gas, which is A. Form of like air and
Pippen downplays rift with Jordan in wake of 'Last Dance'
"Downplays Michael Jordan rift After the last dance, Scottie Pippen says he has talked with Michael since the last day. It's documentary aired in the spring. He downplayed any rift between The retired Chicago Bulls stars quote. Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago? Pippen set
Looking to Drop a G on Jordans? StockX Can Help Spot the Fakes
"Limited edition sneakers have become one of the sites specialty areas since it's twenty fifteen launch stock x has authenticated three point five million pairs of Covid Air Jordan's co-founder Josh Lubar Tolsey NBC. One million of those have been done in the last six months alone, so why the sudden? Interest in top dollar sneaks apparently because of the buzz generated by the ESPN docu series the last dance the series featured Michael Jordan and Chronicle the Chicago Bulls six championship. Run in the nineteen nineties. As, the sneaker market has soared, so has the counterfeit sneaker market fraudsters try to push look-alikes all over the Internet, but Stock Act says responded by upping their number of so called authenticated to look for telltale signs of fakery. They pore over every. From colors and patterns to the exact size of the shoebox, according to town and Country Magazine. This attention to detail has paid off his big stock xs. Now valued at more than a billion dollars. Sneaker heads have another option to help them get an objective second opinion. Check check is a sneaker authentication APP that uses artificial intelligence despite fakes for a dollar sneaker. The APP walks you through the photographic process. The I. Powered Interface looks for discrepancies in design and color. Then a team of to authenticate also reviews the shoes. The Apple Deliver A. A verdict pass not pass or unable to verify, and if the sneaker cray's seems like just another passing fad, some China's he differently the Wall Street Journal reports Chinese investors are using sneaker trading platforms to invest as if the shoes were financial derivatives SOM- are even buying and selling shoe fractions Chinese. Banks have been sounding. The alarm and the behavior worried that the high end sneaker bubble is going to burst delivering a swift kick to overzealous investors. For now US platforms don't have the same problem, but in May. Sotheby's announced it had recently sold a pair of Nike. Air Jordan ones for more than five hundred fifty thousand dollars making them the most expensive pair ever sold the sneakers had been warned by Jordan in a game and autographed, according to CNBC research from Callan and company expects the sneaker resale market to reach thirty billion dollars over the next decade, even going so far as to call sneakers and alternative asset class.
Donald Trump wears face mask for the first time
"First time more from CBS is Michael Jordan resident Trump wore a mask Saturday as he visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. It marked the first time the president has been seen wearing a face covering in public during the Corona virus pandemic. And that mask was Navy blue, wearing the presidential seal in gold, CBS News update.
Making Nathans Famous
"Decided to even out his it, he's got its July, fourth, two thousand hundred. The Sun is beating down on the corner of Surf. Instill will avenues. We're in Coney Island. New York that legendary playground with its beach and boardwalk in my favorite, the cyclone, this huge wooden roller coaster, thousands of people are packed together is locked on a bright blue stage from five four three. We are off for the one hundred. Of the Nathan's famous hotdog, eating contest Joey Chestnut Amanda Pete. If you follow the world of competitive or at least the annual hotdog eating contest, you probably know the name Joey Chestnut. Athlete Nans. Legend he's dominated the scene for more than ten years. Just take it from the reporters at ESPN has changed the game because of his dedication physically. Chest. Taken up. In Our What's? Flow is much more. This is what chestnut does for a living. He trains for this. He's made hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffing his face with food. Chicken Wings shrimp cocktail, glazed donuts and this year. It looks like it's paying off joey chest. With seventy seconds left and sixty five hotdogs and buns. No starts Jordan right now. He's the go go. The people are starting to call other great. The like Michael. Jordan is Joey Basketball Brady Joey of football after ten minutes of intense gut busting competition. It's no surprise who wins. It's A. Dozen Twelve at night. Thanks for the twelfth time, Chestnut will take home. The Grand Prize from Nathan's famous hot dog, eating contest, the mustard belt, and on the fourth of July. What could be more all American than the hotdog? From business insider? This is brought to you by. Brand, given crush brands stories you. Don't I'm Charlie grooming? McDonalds! People Fire Up. Do Brill's for Classic Summer Barbecue. We take a look inside that most mysterious of meets the hotdog. What's inside is the stuff of legend, but when it comes to one in particular, the one sold at Nathan's famous, it's got a lot to do with America underdogs and huckster international rivalries and good old fashioned American dreams the good, the bad and the ugly of this country stuff through me grinder organs and all. Today producer Julia press checks out the hot dog stand and the country that she did. Stay with us. Each fourth of July, as fireworks light up the night sky, red, white and blue flags fly overhead Americans scarf down hotdogs, one hundred and fifty million of them to be exact. That's if you take the national hot dog and Sausage Council at its word, but like most American traditions. In fact like America itself, the hot dog is what it is because of immigrants, and it really made its name. Thanks to one man in particular. Here's producer Julia Press. Nathan's famous hot dogs was started by one Guy Nathan hand worker. He's not alive anymore, so I spoke to his grandson. My grandfather had no schooling whatsoever. You didn't spend one day in his life. In a school Lloyd hand worker has made a documentary and a book about Nathan's famous and the story of the guy who started. Mazen, hand worker was. Extremely poor immigrant from Poland who lived the American dream? He was one of thirteen kids. They were extremely poor. To add. When he was growing up. Only you know how to add two plus two Nathan. Story is about as classic as they come as a kid back in Poland. He'd worked in a bakery for a couple of years and he'd learned that food service jobs were pretty smart. Move if you didn't WANNA. Go hungry so when he arrived in New York in nineteen twelve. Is this right and nineteen year old? He Got A. A job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in the city called Max's busy, he learn English and maxes by repeating what the customer said, basically just hearing what they said, and just trying to repeat it without even knowing what it meant soon, he started working weekends as a role slicer at a place called Feldman's this enormous restaurant on the coney island boardwalk, even back then coney island was the sort of urban escape. For the cost of just a subway ride, immigrants could get away from the tenements of the industrializing city and find themselves at a beach, an amusement parks. Many of them set up small businesses. They're hoping to make it big. Dog Is an immigrant foot, right? Immigrants sold lamb grits. Bruce Crag is an emeritus Professor at Roosevelt University who specializes in food history in particular, the history of the Hotdog, the earliest written evidence we have for his from New York Cody.
Former Player and Agent Donald Dell
"Everyone John Wartime here is this week's sports illustrated? Tennis podcast is also the first week of Wimbledon. He says wistfully our guest this week. Is Donald Dell? Donald is a former player a promoter broadcaster at agent. He's worn many hats, not unlike Bartholomew Cubans. He is also worn many at once. Donald is still force in tennis. He wrote an op Ed recently in the Washington Post, about the prospect of combining the men's and women's tours, so we talk about that. We talked about where tennis is right now, and as a bonus, Donald signed Michael Jordan out of North Carolina and especially after last dance. We talk about Michael Jordan so some non tennis bonus coverage on Michael Jordan and a lot of good tennis. Talk here's Donald Dell. Appreciate you doing. How are you doing? I'm doing fine We've been lucky I've been home since about March fifteenth, but my two daughters, their husbands, and our two grandchildren, five and seven are about thirty yards from where we are, and it's like one hundred twenty day thanksgiving. It doesn't sound bad. Yeah, let's I I. Don't know but I got a couple of things to bring up. I. Did want to talk about the the op-ed you wrote. Wrote thought you'd be a good person to talk about with the the tour merger, which has been eclipsed lately by a Co bit in the US Open, but this was sort of a hot topic, and everyone says the same thing which is great idea. The devils in the details, so let's let's advance that. How do we exercise those those devils details? How do we push through? So this becomes more than. In abstract idea that we need to negotiate what what are we doing to make this happen? Well I I think I think more than that. The Devil Devil's in the the leadership in other words I think it's GonNa take strong leaders it both part, both groups to get done, and I think Steve. Simon, and Mickey Lawler. Are Really, veterans, and and well respected, and well like Gatanzi the new chairman of the ATP I'm told his very smart very capable. And I. Think if the if they wanted to really do it, they get together. And then it takes a lot of support. You Know Billie, Jean and Roger, and some of the leaders in the game. All got behind it, then you. It's sort of like all the protests out there today you gotTa. You gotta move the ships and it's a big alphabet soup that everybody sort of fights for their turf. The ATP tour. Has Really established itself, but it's not part of the grand. Slams not far the idea. And not that that they want to be I don't Miss Other Sami, but I just think. Recently in the last six or eight years, the ATP tour has not worked very effectively in some senses because they've been voting in blocks the three tournament directors vote together. The three player reps vote together, and then the chairman's left. There was hanging vote and literally one vote because he always makes one side unhappy in the last two chairman. If you review John have been fired. Because one group didn't like how voted, and they need a super majority of forty two to extend. His contract so his contract ran out. In the last two cases now I'm told by people that very close to respect the Gal Gal Danzi is quite a different. Person needs a very strong leader, very smart and media and he really gets it. I just think for the sport It would be really helpful to have the two groups. Merged on a on a simple basis, and the when you talk about the details, you're right but I think the simplicity is what matters keep it simple stupid when you want to merge the to start with you don't have to have exactly the same boards, the same voting members, but come in and merge it, and have you know five or six basic principles and truthfully. We, found out in Washington with the city open that Iran for fifty years literally for the WTI ESPN Tennis Foundation. That We. We had a men's only event for forty two years, and then city came along our title sponsor, and rightfully said look fifty one percent of our clients. Bankers are women, so we're not gonNA. Unless you'll bring a women's tournament into it and we did, but it was a problem because there's a bigger women's event at Sanford for seven hundred thousand, we were only allowed by the rules for two fifty, but guess what. The ATP the minority of the ATP ten percent fought it tooth and nail. They didn't want it integrated tournament. And I to go before the board three different times, and swear up and down that we give him favorability on the scheduling of the Center Court. Scheduling, transportation scheduling practice courts. And it just didn't. It's working okay. And the women, the best women like to play Washington but now under the new WTA rules. We can only sign one of the top twenty in the world in order to protect the other event. That's raising more prize money by seven hundred or more, so those kind of problems out to be worked out and the ATP tour really needs to get a stronger with this membership the the the vocal minority, which is really only about ten or twelve percent, and it's always the complainers on the tour. The to aboard knows who they are, and they're always ranked between one hundred, fifty and three hundred,
Cam Newton Signing Just Made Patriots’ Season A Whole Lot More Exciting
"Cam Newton thing in New England though this will be fun right like if if bill Belichick is anti you know don't run over to the stands don't pointed to the sky I hope you wears gold cleats to a regular season game this would be fun to see exactly what happens in New England yeah I mean I don't know it's it's been hard for me anytime this conversation comes up diva is just such a such a the term charged at home right is this Tom Brady not one all I know they know they're gonna get the no I laughed because I believe he does have a lot of Devyn him yes right I mean it let's let's let's we we've applied the phrase to so many different people and you know I tend to push back on it for a lot is Michael Jordan one we watch the last dance if what's it about team or was it on itself it was about him and he thought it was about team but he was very much very much about him yeah but about winning at all costs you know like that's and that's if you win enough then you you kind of get that so for for Newton you know I've had people writing text us and like all bell is a bell check whatever be okay with what cam Newton wears in postgame press conferences and my response is always you've seen Tom Brady right like the guy dressed as the man in black once from Westworld distraught not honor it well yeah he's got a full head to toe the funky had like who cares about any good stuff why does anybody care about any of that stuff and you know to the point that the patriots don't like got a guy like this I don't know so far all of those established in each and NFL players on the team they were tweeting about it seemed to be okay you know it's the seal phrase real recognize real a game recognize game like these guys know that that came to comply and bill Belichick knows that cam Newton comply so you know the the the deeper stuff a diva why because he took a bunch of hits we had a really bad play in the Super Bowl it still looks bad probably haunts him but I don't know if he's healthy he's really good really good if he's healthy and you know like the the fact that he wears number one so what so this tool to talk about laws now wearing number one or number one of Miami's gonna we're number one yeah he wasn't the number one pick yeah that's pretty funny coming out somebody get hung up on the uniforms are we are we mad at to offer where number one what is canon came in and asked for twelve would that be better if you can win one of you said you don't give me twelve right like I don't I just getting caught up on stuff I mean football is a sport with this you know this matters to coaches I I get it it does matter to coaches but does it really matter for results does it really matter all that matters will be whether not he can play for them it can he stay healthy can can they can he be ill have to be Superman and that offense to like because of what they've got with it yeah Hey it's just fits into it at super
The Key to Lasting Success with Sam Walker
"Think, about this for a second, does world class leadership look like charismatic energetic bold? Now I got another one for you. What does class leadership actually do? Lead from the front take charge standout as the all star performer. Well, certainly, there are cases where all those things are true, but what's crazy is that sometimes? The greatest leadership comes from the most unexpected places from the Ramsey network. This is the entree leadership podcast where we help. Business leaders grow themselves their teams in their profits. I'm your host. Alex Judd today. We get to talk with Sam Walker. A sports journalists who became absolutely obsessed with one question. What did the most dominant? Dominant teams in human history have in common and when I say of says folks I mean obsessed. It became a twelve year rabbit hole that came to a conclusion that is absolutely jaw dropping now. The book that details everything Sam found is called the captain class, and was named one of the best business books in two thousand, seventeen by CNBC the new. York Times Forbes in sports illustrated, but this whole preoccupation with champions didn't come from Sam's time with the Red Sox, or with the Bulls, it came from the bombers, his little league baseball team. Yeah the only good grade team I've ever been on. And it came out of nowhere I was in sixth thanks, fifth or sixth grade and. I played with these kids for my neighborhood. We always had the same team. We were terrible. Hopeless and. We lost a little league. You Know Summer League and we really getting beat up all the time, but one year I don't know what happened. You know I just don't know why, but suddenly you know. We started winning, and we had this kid from a different town who came in with pitching, and he's pretty good, and it just all fell together, and it was this magical spirits. I mean. Mean we got to the point where we knew we were win. You know and we won and we won every single game. We won the city championship. It was just our parents were baffled I. Mean they're sitting there? Like whose kids are these? You know and we knew that we weren't any different. We the same the same hopeless. You guys you slide balls. ROLE BETWEEN OUR LEGS strike out. Swinging, but something something was different, and I got really obsessed i. kind of assumed when I. was that age that this would happen again I would. I would experience this again and you only really never did I play. Sports play played on some decent teams, but never a great one and. I went through most of my career in journalism, and I finally got to a great team at the Wall Street. Journal the Sports Team that we started was was like that I think, but but I never happened again. I was baffled and I felt like I needed to figure out. It was always in the back of my head. Like what was that? And how do you achieve that? And what is that magical alchemy? It's not. Not Talent it's something else. And what is that I think that was one of the things that really pushed me towards this topic, and it sounds like that passion or that question was just reinforced by the work. You're doing in sports journalism by what you were seeing in locker rooms and gains. Is that right? It's totally true. I mean I think you gravitate to things that are strange to you or that you don't understand. You know, I started as a sports writer. You know my first assignment. Funny enough was the Chicago Bulls. You know Michael Jordan's second game back from his charmer, so I saw a lot of these great teams up close and. I saw a lot of bad teams two teams. We're supposed to be great, but then didn't cut it for some reason and. It was fascinating to me because I thought. I knew what a great team was. My job was weird. I I really cover championships major events so I spent a lot of time around the great teams, and I had a sense for what a great team was like when it was all together, but I didn't completely understand what that was. What was that thing that they had? And really it all came together, and I decided to start writing this book in two thousand four, when I spent a lot of time with the Boston Red Sox I mean from the early days of spring training I was with them all the time and more time than I'd ever spent with another team and. I think much I thought they were funny. Group of guys and they were really entertaining, but they didn't have that serious purpose that I'd seen in great teams and. Sure enough in the middle of summer they were left for dead I mean there are nine and a half games back of the Yankees? Everyone just gave up on them and. Then, all of a sudden August, something happened and something just clicked, and they were completely different team. They just came that unstoppable force like all those other teams I've seen, and of course the rest is history. They came back and made the playoffs and. Took down the Yankees after losing the first three games, and won their first world series and eighty something years and This is famous team. Right and I missed. You know I didn't what happened like. I felt like something. There's something more than talent. There's something more than strategy. There's something about the chemistry of people that makes group great, and I became obsessed with that and decided that I had to just really dive in and try to figure it out, and when you set out to answer that question like what is that thing? What is that a serial? The thing that I can't quite label but I know it's there. What is that thing were? Were you thinking Oh man. This is going to be a book, or this is GonNa, take a long time to figure out. What was your thought process? Then saying I was immediate I thought he will come for the Wall Street Journal. I wrote a column nine hundred column. I was like Oh. I'm just GONNA go get here. The best teams in I'll take I'll spend a week. Looking at and I'll say Oh, here's what it is. Problem solved. And I realized right away. That was not going to happen, and it turns project. It just kept growing and growing, and I realized that it was just a giant rabbit hole. And I just went right down and. Well I'm so glad. You went down the rabbit hole, though but twelve years twelve years. That's how long the research took. Own Word it's crazy. It was crazy. I could've written I in five books and that time.
'Long Gone Summer' Documentary Revisits Controversial 1998 Home Run Chase
"Are joined by the director of long gone. Summer AJ SCHMUCK AJ. Congratulations loved watching that film. What does it feel like to have the film finally be seen by the world. I mean it's crazy. It's a been a long journey to get to this point, and it feels like a total miracle to have finished. With the pandemic and working separately with all my team so finally being able to get the film done and get it's ESPN. Feels like a huge accomplishment. Why did you decide to start the dock with the actual baseball's that mark mcgwire hit. Well is in part because we. When we met Todd McFarlane The Great Comic Book Artist Entrepreneur Who who bought all the balls or a bunch of balls including at number seventy. I just love the way he talked about the home run, and how it is something that really connects baseball fans to the game in a way that you don't get in any other sports so as soon as we like walked out of of interviewing him, I I turned to my producer, and said you know that's the beginning of the film. Is Him talking about what the home run in baseball means and how it connects fans, drinks have direct contact between Maguire's bat, and and the person who catches it. So that was that was great also has sort of the other. Bonus. Positive thing of reminding you that someone paid more than three million dollars. Baseball that's how big this was That's how much this took over the country that someone would would go to that extent. To own that ball. Having when watching that scene in Rhode. explained. HOW MICHAEL JORDAN HITS! A shot wins the championship. They go and bring him the basketball, and if if a quarterback breaks a record with the past, bring him the football, but with the home run. You literally hit into the stands, and you never see it again and it was sort of a way that the fan can take home a piece of the game in baseball. They can't other any other way. Way that happens with the home run, but then you did you hear him sort of articulate this, and then the question is asked how much you pay for it. It was just so much money that I wanted to know. How does this? How much are they paying people that bitter comic book illustrators, nowadays like what is the going rate for commentator Peter? How can this man afford this multimillion dollar baseball? Spun was very successful, but yeah I think. He spent basically every penny he owned and you know I I think in part. He did it because he he wanted to get into the business of making action figures for for sports. And and that happens I, mean he basically that was his way of getting everyone's attention in saying. Hey, I'm serious I. Care About Sports Let me make action figures, and and he did I think it was not only something that he wanted to do one thing that didn't make the film which I I tried to find a way to put it in, but he talked about how. His brothers are all baseball fans, one of the key excitement for him in getting the balls with just to be able to say I've got the baseball. As like well. You got three million dollars for that God. Bless Ya. I know that's right. The kid sweet swinging lefty King Griffey Junior, one of my favorite players growing up as Wa. Carry a bet to this day. was more of a factor. With Sosa mcgwire that people actually a realize. Can you acknowledge how his performance affected them? Certainly I mean one of the crazy things I think about that. Season was that people really went into it from spring training, thinking that either Maguire or junior were gonNA. Make this record. Both of them at hit and high fifties the year before this was an expansion year. Everyone just thought like this is GonNa happen went into the season, thinking that Griffey was was in it. You know right I think if you even remember the Griffey was in it. You forget that he was in it until late August when he had kind of a long slump I think he only hit one one home run and like twenty games and may still hits. Hyphen! which is a tremendous season that gets overlooked by what happened with mcgwire and Sosa, but certainly yeah I mean congruency. Junior had an amazing year that year and. It was in a in addition to to all the stuff. We remember of Sosa and mcgwire. He was. He was hitting the ball longer. In Maguire was sort of famously one of the bash brothers, and he had a great career while he was in Oakland with the athletes and Sammy Sosa wasn't as celebrated as a baseball player, and he said something in the film that really hit accord me, said quote ahead had to continue hitting. Because if not, they're not going to mention me. Why did you include that emphasized that and what that means you from Sami? I thought it was great. It Sammy acknowledged that he wanted to the respect. He thought he deserved, and he does that a few times I think in the film and I mean that's sort of a lighthearted way of like saying like. I turned on sports center at night and if I don't hit a home run like they're not gonNA mentioned. He wanted to be mentioned. He wanted to be acknowledged and I think that one of the things I hope that the film does Sami. Wasn't that well known outside of Chicago before ninety eight, but. That's in part because the comes weren't very good, but the Sammy was was a great player for the cubs. A thirty thirty guy I thirty thirty guy ever in cubs history. He was a top home run hitter in the National League for years. I was one year where he was on track to get close to the record. But was injured in in August so You know was a goal to sort of illuminate. The fact that Sami wasn't just somebody who like. Jumped out of nowhere in June of Nineteen Ninety eight that he meant something in Chicago before that. Implant in Chicago, the weather can be a factor. Do you believe it play as much of a factor as Sammy Sosa states. I mean all I can tell you that. We were there in May of last year to shoot the Saint Louis Chicago series in their. Earliest! May and it's snowed one morning. And I was just like. I grew up in southern Illinois outside the St, Louis and I love Chicago. Chicago is great, but I was just like hell though. Away being at the game it was cold. It was rainy and it was just like damn out. This is football. Weather's that I don't know but yeah. No. I definitely know He. He I believe in when he says he's. He was a hitter that did better when it got warm. Not that good of a hitter in the cold. Certainly, see see that that would be the case. Which I think is also in the film. You'll see you know one of the things that makes a Kerry Wood's twenty strikeout game. All the more impressive is that he's. He's doing it on one of those days, and the rain is coming down east going through like You know thirteen fourteen fifteen strikeouts that day, so? Yeah! It's whether in and regularly I think is probably no joke. With all of what's happening in our society in the world, not just in our country today we kind of have to look at things in stories in history, and currently through the filter of race. And how do you think race played a role in this particular story of mcgwire and Sosa and that summer? I think that people wanted to feel good about the fact that they liked this battle between these two guys who were from different cultures different countries. And different races. That probably made people want pat themselves on the back for feelings so good about it I think in part there still memories of what had happened to Hank Aaron and sort of the ugliness when he was. Setting the all time home run record. So people felt like. Wow, look at how far we've come to celebrate and get excited about the fact that this could be. A champion of homerun record that was held by either of these two guys. There's a somewhat famous. Cartoon! Where the two of them are depicted with their bats wall has been broken in the wall, says racist. You know like that. The two of them had finally solved this problem. They beaten it. And I think. It's just a you know. It's one of those times when. People have wanted to. Congratulate themselves for reaching a certain. Threshold and clearly all of those congratulations were way premature. And we're still. We're still fighting for it. I hope that the people. Look at this though as a story of these two champions, and can get some excitement out of the fact that they did come from different backgrounds, and they have very different stores,
Michael Jordan used ‘The Last Dance’ to prod his Charlotte Hornets players
"Michael Jordan is doubling down explain Daniel so this is great so according to divide take Graham the Charlotte Hornets point guard who happens to also be a J. hawk rock chalk Jayhawk after the last dance documentary Michael Jordan had a zoom call with all his players on the Charlotte Hornets and one of his messages to them was I want you to treat each other the way I treated my teammates I want you to call each other out I want you to be comfortable calling your teammates out it's going to make you guys better you're going to bond better it'll make you stronger they'll be more respect I don't want you not saying anything I don't want you guys letting each other mess up over and over again and then you keep losing losing and losing so we thought maybe Michael Jordan would be a little bit embarrassed about the way he was portrayed in the documentary we thought maybe Michael Jordan would be well I kinda didn't treat guys as kind as I should've known Michael George do the opposite Michael Jordan's telling the guys on the team he owns I want you all to treat each other the way I treated my teammates that's the standard of the Charlotte Hornets that's what we strive for
Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice
"Michael Jordan and the Jordan brand or giving one hundred million dollars to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social does justice in a joint statement today on social media Jordan and the Jordan brand said money will be paid over ten years with the goal of ensuring racial equality social justice in greater and greater access to education the Jordan brand is a subsidiary of Nike which earlier today committed forty million dollars over the next four years to support the black
Artist Bruce Sulzberg on painting Rafael Nadal
"Welcome to the tennis dot. Com Pot guest. I'm one of your host. Nina Pantic joined in this episode by my co host. Irena Falconi! Hey, guys! How's it going? And we have a very interesting episode of everyone today we are with the owner artists of cells media. Fine Arts Bruce Cells Bruce Welcome thank you, thank you so much for having me. Bruce? Do you have a very interesting story? I don't think a lot of people know it has to do with Ross doll. You don't usually have artists on our show, so that's why this is very unique and special you wanNA. Tell everyone story when it comes to tennis. Even if you're not a player or coach or tournament organizer, so let's start with you know where you are in the world during this quarantine and how your life is going these days, it's been very interesting. Interesting just like I would say probably ninety nine point. Nine percent of the world is trying to figure out what the hell you're. GonNa do during his time. you know the one fortunate part about it as being an artist, I've been locked in the studio painting new paintings and working with different ideas and working with RAF and his team Carlos Costa to figure out new and inventive ways to drive in bill business and do things that we are currently not used to doing. So it's been. It's been a wild interesting two months of figuring that out. What's your interest level tenants? Do you play? How did you get into this? US Fascinating I'm actually one of those weird concoctions of I'm an artist athletes so I was a big time athlete. As a kid played eight years of Baseball's all-star in baseball play basketball. I was all star in basketball. Basketball led me. Tennis I was a basketball player. Freshmen in highschool and kind of got into. An argument with my coach basically just decided to leave basketball. And I picked up a tennis racket and I had just. It was a natural thing for me to do. And before I knew I, had a professional coach, and my coach was played played on the tour and played John McEnroe. He saw me play and before I knew I was training with some of the best players in northern, California. And so I played high school career. played college and I still train. I still training a tribe while afford the pandemic I was out there every week. just started getting back out there about a week ago when they released the courts, but tennis is definitely in. My jeans had so much, so that my son plays college tennis. I'm actually had a scholarship to Chapman University as I used to play and made teams freshman, and he's also coach now, too, so and even though he still in college, but yes, definitely in my blood and strange enough. Raw Molly the owner of art encounter. That is my distributor. It turns out the way that we got this deal with him. Was He was tennis player in his whole family's sex players, and when he saw the original painting that I did have all sprouted in hadn't seen them in years we. She just freaked out. Saying Oh my God. This is unbelievable what I told him. I have five hundred signed by the dog himself. Personally and myself and we did a whole thing back in the day. When we have this painting, he's like. Nope, that's it. We're going to do something, so it's been a very unique tennis story all the way around. I can honestly say I think it's been a while that I've actually heard someone say that. They're both an athlete an artist. When was When was the moment where you're figured out like? Wow, I actually have a knack for this whole painting thing. That was easier. I I was asking rg by the time. I was five six seven years old. My parents had me in special school. Special Art schools and You know it was something that they noticed when I was one years old that I can draw and I'd actually kept first painting I drawing than I ever did when I was one and They just knew my dad was artist. He never followed that trade. Actually went into corporate business, but my dad is very artistic used to do paintings. So I kind of had that gene in me. And I just knew at a very early age. That was what I was going to do my life. We hear so much about young athletes figuring out their skill set at a young young age at like three, four five, and to see that art is very similar as interesting for those who don't know the story Bruce is the owner of Salzburg Media Fine Arts, a broad range of professional sports team three. Of National. International athletes he got three D work of Rafa. Nadal for those are not watching this on video. It's behind him, but it's also going to be a link in our episode information. He's also got artwork of Muhammad. Ali Michael Jordan Prince. Fielder Dirk Nowitzki. Irk Nowitzki I'm not a basketball person. I'm sorry. Most importantly. It's the tennis painting that we're really here to talk about, and it's Three D. art, so I want to start with what is three art. What's the process for making an artwork like this before we get into the Roth story? This was very unique idea. That I came up with lean back in nineteen, ninety five, I was doing my very first art show at the New York our next on back in those days that was the largest art show in the world. Everything was painter of any place anywhere was there exhibiting in was at the Jacob Javits in New York City, so as massive and I back then you the jury to get in so jury to get an shared a booth with another artist, and when I was there, all brought was abstract paintings on canvas, because that's what I was painting at the Time Big Love Klee Miro. Picasso, that was kind of backroom basically, and we've been in the show for five days and insult. Damn painting and I told. My My. Fiance at the time in my mom was there with me. I gotTa Take I. Just need to go walk the show and I said. You know if I'm going to do anything in my life I've got to figure out how to do something that no one has ever done and for some reason and it's time. My Dad owned art gallery. Very very successful one back in San Francisco. East Bay and I just something popped in my head. work on glass. Just a glass on the second I got home I started Phil around layers of plexiglas and low and behold. That's how it was born I. Just we just figured out how to frame it how to do the whole thing in. One, doing where usually as an artist you paying on one level is a canvas most most of the time. You're just doing everything on that level of what I wanted to do with cigarette how to take a look at an image of a painting in break it up and put different parts of each of painting on glass, and then use spicer's to separate them, so there's space in between each layer. You get that natural three d look with no gimmicks, no anything no lighting. It's all based on different layers and different perspectives, so that's how it was born and. The risk on history.
Senna: The Early Years
"Dan Pass Gas. We're talking about the early years of Ayrton Senna. You know him as the legendary driver famous for winning multiple Formula One championships in nineteen, eighty, eight, nineteen, Ninety and nineteen ninety one he won an incredible forty one gram freeze on seventeen different tracks over the course of nine seasons. You probably also know how the story ends. At the age of thirty four while racing at the nineteen ninety four, San Marino, Grand Prix Senna crash on lap, set on leaving the track and a speed over a hundred eighty miles per hour, slammed into a concrete wall, killing him on impact. The. Final Jenny home two with L.. Tragic death cut a storied career short and much like Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger or to park. It froze centers, accomplishments, and magnetic personality in amber. Deprived of the slow decline to any great talent at the top of their profession will eventually fall. Victim to these names are instead forever frozen their lawyers, and so they remained. Forever Young. Senator is now a legend. But where do legends begin with an origin story of course? So what senators version of being bitten by a radioactive spider, finding a weird lamp, genie or floating down the Nile in a basket made of Reeds? Well like Spiderman Aladdin or Moses Senna his monogamous, but before Senate was sent off, his last name wasn't even Senna at all. His parents worry that he was uncoordinated and even had him test report. He was born into wealth, but although wealth can definitely give you access to the world of bracing, it can't make fast and Santa wasn't just fast. He was the fastest. So what was the moment Senna truly became Senate to answer that we need to start on March twenty first nineteen sixty the day. When in Sao Paulo Brazil. Ericsson senator silver was born. Welcome to pass gas. That was a long intro. Great Man I'm. I got a little choked up there for a second. I mean this guy is so important and just such. Like I, don't know he's just a legend, and he's just like so important to so many people, and I'm really excited that we're going to die, have really deep into his life, but I mean just. A man just. I got a little teary eyed. When you're talking about the forever, young stuff is yeah I sure. Senna is a like I said an intro. He's a legend. Almost like a mythic figure at this point. Just such a hallowed name so revered in in in motor sports and the car world in general. Just like Oh yeah, you hear senators like he was I mean he was the greatest, but like it's just like an instant assumption of just like. Perfection basically right. Yeah, he's like Michael Jordan. Yeah, no thought given to, and we're going to see why that is because. There's a lot of good reason for that I. Think the moment where it hit where I was like Oh, damn was when? You when I I didn't realize he was thirty four when he died and I'm just about to turn thirty four, and so I'm like. I gotTA. Do. Joe You're the air and of automotive podcasting damage. Out Year Man. Is talking about how I am scared about dying. But what I've noticed is a lot of a lot of pieces that talk about center. Don't really dive into his early life. which is what we're going to do today? And I'm really excited about that. Hopefully will give people some insight into where this dude came from, and I, think yeah without further ado. Let's get into the life. The early life of one Ayrton Senna. Are you guys ready? I'm ready. Ready sale ever be. Ready, legit. You WanNa give. Fired up I think my new my new thing is. Fire Dub! Different words fired up. I could see that on a shirt for sure, but D. U. P. Oh, yeah, fire! Up I get a man. It's great. It's solid. C. memes are better when you explained. A Ayrton Senna Da. Silva was born in nineteen sixty in Sao. Paulo Brazil at the pro Ma tre. I'm going to by the butcher every Brazilian. Names Zillion were. Portuguese Brazilian. I'm going to butcher at all today. Just letting you know. Pro Monterey! Maternity Hospital of Santana a hospital I assumed was named after the legendary guitarist areas. Warn! Ayrton's father Milton Dasilva was a landowner and factory owner, and among other businesses Milton owned an auto parts company, and his knowledge and connections within the industry would become a key entry point for Airton into the world of racing
When to watch and stream ESPN's Armstrong documentary
"Nine PM the part two of that Lance Armstrong at its its interest in the Michael Jordan the last dance was kind of more of like with the college documentary it was all of the celebration of Jordan I think I feel like this is even more of a documentary so looking forward to seeing part two
Sources: NBA board expected to OK restart plan
"So Peter was rusty so I got a couple tweets here the N. B. is planning a Thursday vote of the board of governors with an expectation that owners will approve Adam silver's recommendation on a format to restart the season in Orlando sources tell ESPN owners of large are largely planning to pledge support for silver's final recommendation on a plan which teams expect to include invitations for twenty to twenty two teams to resume the season sources tell him in Ramona and Zach Lowe so so basically what this means is the owners are leaving it up to Adam silver to create the best possible plan and then they're going to get they have given his their full support to him and earlier you know some stories of leaked out about certain owners like Michael there's a story from Shonda said that Michael Jordan said that he didn't want his team participating in meaningless games which you know which with the help which basically they've all been under his wing but it's you know compared to what baseball is doing the owners trusts Adam silver to say this is the best possible plan this is the safe the safest thing we can do this would get the most bang for our Buck and to have the the best resolution to add an end to a regular season in the playoffs and will vote on this on Thursday and they're going to approve it because they trust Adams over and then they'll be a start date
Phil Mickelson is ready to make 'The Match' annual
"After the success of the match Sunday in golf Phil Mickelson would like to make it an annual that adding the likes of Steph curry and Michael Jordan to the mix the dry lines have been invited to hold training camp at the Greenbrier golf resort in West Virginia because
"michael jordan" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"We let you go let you. Have you say we won't interrupt? Your stop you. So that'll be happening about forty minutes, so we got a lot still left or on the show but let's let's Erin start with the missing. Watergate tapes that we finally got to here. That's what I will say that. We had Jack McCallum on. Earlier from sports illustrated, he had the tape. Michael on the documentary basically was Kinda pussyfooting around. yet didn't come to me route. The Orn came out even Rod Thorn lied to his teeth. Do, you remember that Aaron Mr Toro. Now. Michael had nothing to do with it Rod. Michael Jordan has caught red-handed. Can we hear what he said? KP..
"michael jordan" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"We let you go let you. Have you say we won't interrupt? Your stop you. So that'll be happening about forty minutes, so we got a lot still left or on the show but let's let's Erin start with the missing. Watergate tapes that we finally got to here. That's what I will say that. We had Jack McCallum on. Earlier from sports illustrated, he had the tape. Michael on the documentary basically was Kinda pussyfooting around. yet didn't come to me route. The Orn came out even Rod Thorn lied to his teeth. Do, you remember that Aaron Mr Toro. Now. Michael had nothing to do with it Rod. Michael Jordan has caught red-handed. Can we hear what he said? KP..
"michael jordan" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"Greatest team ever assembled the nineteen ninety two us, Olympic men's basketball dream, team, never before heard audio of Michael Jordan, saying that he and this is the part Robin I disagree at least impart play a role in keeping Isaiah Thomas off and even the part. We play Jack from your interviews in from your podcast. The Dream Team tapes. It seems like even then Michael Jordan is saying listen. I didn't like the guy, but I wasn't the only one. If you're placing if there was a blame pie, what percentage goes to Michael? Jordan because it feels like Charles. Barkley Larry Bird Magic Johnson. Others didn't want this guy on the team either. Put the PI. Pi. Argument, I've Gone With the World War One argument. Thirty seven reasons for World War One. You know we'd never learned them really. When we were in school, we always learned that the reason was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. That's the only thing that sticks with us. That's how I put this. Though we're a lot of reasons, if you want me to say the root, reason in my opinion. That by was not on the team or didn't get much of a consideration. It was Michael Jordan thank you say, but there are other. There is the other thirty percent of the PIE. You know Robert said on previous radio show when I was on with Robin Chris what if they had a meeting right? That was you right Robert? Kraft gets. I think it was Chris Yeah. What if they had a meeting? You know they went to Jordan and kind of said. Hey, you know I kind of laughed at that because we saw Michael Attitudes about trying to change Michael's mind, but as you said, magic did not speak for him, even though he claimed that he did magic wrote a letter afterwards. saying. Oh I really think Isaiah should be one of the final to pick because they pick ten. And then they left the choice of two until several months later right before the playoffs, which is when they picked Clyde Drexler and Kristen, late night hey. Gel Go ahead. We got about a minute to go. Sure it really want to hear anything else on that tape another nugget. You can maybe give us so people can go listen to these tapes that you have on the team podcast. He's tried trying trying desperately to get off the subject of Jordan but I can't. I think the interplay of cool was the real leader of the team which I'm trying to discuss I think I talk about it in episode, four or episode five because there was a very subtle. And sometimes not so subtle kind of Dole for leadership between Magic Hey. You guys know. Magic was his personality. This is my team I'm GONNA lead you guys I'm know kind of that magic that he has and who was the real leader and a little bit of a battle between him and Michael came to the fore, a lot of times and Larry Bird comes into it a little bit, and that's something I hope we'll talk about in in the future podcast when people here all right Jack and we'll get you on again. Thank you put a knowledge in the information. We appreciate. You Jack. Sports illustrated writer author of Dream Team host of the Dream Team tapes PODCAST ON IHEART radio. It is the couple Fox sports radio..
ESPN unveils nine-part Tom Brady documentary series
"Tom Brady can't get enough of a right yeah you can for some of you at least ESPN after it's wildly successful airing of the last dance of the ten part documentary series that explored Michael Jordan at his championship run with the Chicago Bulls in his final season is now producing a nine part documentary series on the man with the most Superbowl rings in NFL history Tom Brady they're calling it the man in the arena and looks for each of his nine Superbowl journeys with the New England Patriots showing his perspective to the six titles and three Superbowl defeats it will be out sometime next
"michael jordan" Discussed on The Lead
"With hope. Said it always starts with hope right? B J Armstrong told us told Michael Lee. We did this piece in Jordan coming back. The twenty fifth anniversary of from coming back that Jordan always said the score zero zero. No matter what the score is he always thought it was zero zero so he thought he had a chance to win the game and so I'm not surprised at all that Michael may be believe somewhere in his psyche that if they could bring Phil back and convince Scotty Day that they could take one more run it. I'm sure he believed it. You know they all are delusional. In that way you obviously saw this story up close in real time as it was unfolding. Did watching the series. Leave you thinking any differently about Jordan's legacy than you had thought before me. No because you know you kind of know who the guy is. I like to think you know who the guy is. And you know what I've always said about Michael. His physical gifts were superlative and among the best ever but it was his will that separated him for everybody else. I mean lots of them have well but nobody to me to me has as much will as Michael Jordan. When I think about Jordan I was thinking about what Angelo Dundee said about Ali about the thrilla in Manila with Joe Frazier and he said through twelve thirteen rounds. They had both emptied their tanks except my guy had extra tank. That's what I think I want to think about. George could exhaust you to the point where you are exhausted. And then he found button to push the to will himself to another four or five minutes. And that's what he had. Nobody else had thanks so much David. What's my pleasure? Appreciate you having me on. It's been fun kind of reliving this because it was quite a time you can re David. Aldridge is writing about the last dance AMI NBA at the athletic dot com from wondering on the athletic. I'm could beat the Davidson Steve Tomorrow..
"michael jordan" Discussed on The Lead
"So David the backdrop for this whole series. This whole nine hundred ninety seven ninety eight season. Is this rare situation right. The Bulls have a dynasty and they know that winter lose. This is the end. Ninety Ninety eight cross already said the beginning season and he was never going to be the coach so when it was the last dance it was the last dance. We knew they weren't going to keep your team now from the outside looking in you go well. Look I mean. Look like they could still win another one. So why on Earth wouldn't you at least try? I mean even if you don't get there right I mean so in that sense. Ninety eight was very odd because you looked at this team and you thought it was still vital enough that if they tinkered with a little bit and added some pieces the following year they should still be able to compete. I mean they've got Jordan Pippen. They got Phil Jackson. What else do they really need? You know so that whole year while you knew kind of academically that it was going this was going to be it. You Still Kinda thought emotionally but is it. Somebody's GONNA stand up and go. You know what? Let's try it one more time. Let's just see somebody's going to overrule Jerry? Krause right and as it turns out there was only one guy that could do that. It was Jerry Reinsdorf. And he didn't do it for whatever reason and. I know he's one around telling people that he offered fill the job back after the six championship. I offered them the opportunity to come back. Earned the chance the opportunity to come back regardless of was said before now. But that's nonsense. I mean you're the owner of the team. If you want Michael Jordan back you say Michael Jordan's coming back and you know the circumstance that's going to bring Michael Jordan back in. That's bringing Phil Jackson back. So you go to the gym and say Phil's coming back next year figure it out. Hold a press conference to say. I Know My. Gm said that this is going to be fills last year of overruled him. I won't do that publicly so that everybody knows you're doing you don't do it. Fifteen years after the fact you know so they wanted it over. And that's what happened. Jerry Krause the Bulls. Gm definitely comes across as the villain the villain of the. But do you think that Jerry? Reinsdorf the Bulls owner got off a little easy absolutely absolutely got off. Easy owners can do whatever they want with the team. It's their team. They paid the money. These teams are incredibly expensive and they can do whatever they want. They can fire a coach every year and bring a new coach in or they can hire one coach and came for twenty years. It's their team so own that right literally and figuratively owned that if your GM is being recalcitrant and you WanNa bring the team back get a new GM. You know what I mean like. This isn't hard. Come on big boy sports. You know what I mean. So that's why think reinsdorf gets a pass and I said that while Kraus was alive. I've said since he passed I've written about it before he died have written about it since he died that his job was to take shit for Jerry Reinsdorf. That was his job. You often hear the idea that athletes want to leave the game. When they're at the absolute top and Jordan said something different than that in the final episode of the series then satisfying to leave at your peak. No or is it madden to leaving your is maddening because I felt like could winter a really believe that like all? Great Competitors Season Denial. He convinces himself that he could figure out a way to keep winning. You know it's the same thing that drove Mohammed Ali to fight Larry Holmes when everybody said what are you doing? You're nuts. You can't be Larry Holmes in you figure it out. I'll figure it out in the ring you know and so the great ones always think they can figure it out you know and I'm sure there's a part of him that really believes it you know. He said something very telling near the end. My Passion on the Basketball Court should have been in fiction. Because that's how tried to play. I play for them with hope. Start.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
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First Two thousand twenty up to one million dollars. Redemptions rebate sent via paypal void where prohibited. Cbi Dot L. Y. Slash C. L. Rules for details. Here's another story. I want you to know now that the last dance has taken. Its final. Bow One pressing question still lingers could Michael Jordan and the Bulls have done it again and won another championship in nineteen ninety nine. Espn senior writer. Kevin Pelton attempted to answer this off debated hypothetical using advanced asked so I asked him to come on and tell us about his findings so Kevin you decided to not only imagine what would happen if Jordan had never left but try to quantify it. How did you go about figuring that out? I think it's a fascinating question. So you know went about this. Two different ways number one kind of look at coming off of that last and season what would we have projected for the players on the Bulls going into the what was eventually the Post Lockout? Ninety eight ninety nine season based on kind of our advanced projections We got the the oldest version of real plus minus that. Espn analytics has ever put together. So that was very cool and then also for everybody but Jordan. You have what they actually did on other teams during that ninety eight ninety nine season since of course he was the only one who wasn't claimed so you know combined those two things because you know they were in slightly different roles playing elsewhere since Jordan didn't actually play. How did you go about projecting what his stats would have been that season? That's something that we do now to try to project what's GonNa Happen in the upcoming season. We put together projections using that real plus minus that generally tend to beat Las Vegas pretty comfortably in terms of the preseason. Oh for over under so you know. Have some confidence in those in. And they actually you know the player projection model that. I do which is a little different than that called. Cheney says the Jordan would have been about the same in ninety eight ninety nine. Because you know you actually draw dropped off a little bit more that last season than you would have expected. Why is it called? Shaney after Sonic Legend Rush Shaney Khun Credible so. You're projecting all these players. Is there anything else that you factored into the analysis any statistics you could glean from the season? Well I mean I think one of the big wildcards here is Jordan's health because when he announced his retirement right after the lockout ended a thought about sands two words. I'm gone but I figured out all the fans and certainly media a little bit more than that so I was one of my reasons for being here. He had this finger injury that ultimately required surgery. He had cut the tendon in the ring finger on his shooting. Hand in a Cigar. Cutting accident while on vacation. So you know that would have been a question mark but what kind of pause it? Because it's more fun as a hypothetical. This way is Jordan said at that press conference. He had already made the decision to retire if he was still planning to play. There's no way he would have been on on vacation the week before the lockout might have ended. He would have been training to get ready. All Right Kevin so considering everything all the data how the players perform how they would have performed the competition. The hypotheticals all of it. Do you think the Bulls would have won again? If they had stayed together for sure would have made the NBA finals. Because one of the things that you know doesn't get discussed during this hypothetical is the east really fell off that lockout shortened season. That was the year that the Knicks ended up making. The finals is the eight seed after dealing with Patrick Unions. Injury during the regular season and Indiana which had given them such a tough line in the ninety eight conference. Finals wasn't really the same team in ninety nine before bouncing back in and get into the finals in two thousand so now San Antonio than would have presented a really difficult test they rate better in terms of their regular season point differential than any of the teams the Bulls faced in the sixth finals. They actually did make so you know if you assume that the bulls were kind of running on fumes by the end of ninety eight and might have been a little bit more by ninety nine. It would have been by far their their toughest obstacle their toughest challenge yet at the same time Is anyone going to bet against Michael Jordan the Bulls in the finals? Not after watching the series. Now and I'm also never gonNA say anything negative about him again. You don't want confi exactly. Thanks so much Kevin the traveling.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"More like Mo does deliver rods. Sundays actually Scotties that you and Carl Malone respond with one of the all time greatest biggest choke jobs in the history of sports and I think that's why we were so interested in exploring this line of trash talk because it really has to be the greatest line of trash talk ever delivered because it so affected this game Karl Malone Michael Jordan's legacy the last dance this podcast. The world has changed by the single line. The six greatest words ever uttered in trash-talk history. So for your story. You looked at the context around. This person. Foremost DID SCOTTY OUT. A history of trash talking. The greatest thing about this trash talking is it was delivered by. Guy Who never talk trash and people thought maybe that Jordan had fed him the line because Jordan was a relentless trash talker. Another thing that makes it so great and unique. Is that in this moment Scottie. Pippen who never says anything delivers this line. That just drill down into Karl Malone sub-conscious and just destroyed him as a free throw shooter and it's the psychology of it is really fascinating because according to a doctor who has studied trash talk at the. University of Connecticut Scottie. Pippen sort of accidentally tapped into Carl Malone's deepest darkest insecurities a he also bailed out my Jordan. Yes and I think Jordan. Ah Probably Reluctantly. Sort of credited Scottie. Pippen with with with saving his ass right there because if Malone makes even one of those free throws and the Bulls lose that game all of a sudden it's Oh Michael Jordan the greatest NBA player. That ever lived actually bricked a free throw. That could've won him a game in the NBA finals..
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Over the last few weeks we've been highlighting some of our colleagues pieces on Michael Jordan and I wanted to bring on. Espn daily recurring guest star. Dave Fleming. Who wrote about one of the most famous quotes from the second bowls three Pete so everyone who's listening and has no idea what happens in the finals between the Bulls and the jazz which you will learn about the Sunday on last dance. Maybe not listening. Now Dave you decided to take us deep inside a potentially conic moment from that series game one thirty five point. Eight seconds left on the clock. Michael Jordan has just hit a free throw to tie the game at eighty two then. The unthinkable happens Jordan Michigan tap. What happens next he is really? What is he Thirty seconds away from being lower case goat Michael Jordan. The jazz bring the ball down the court they try and set up a high pick and roll it results in a bad three point. Shot by John Stockton Karl Malone gets the rebound and is fouled by Dennis Rodman. So he goes to the free throw line with nine seconds left and a chance to basically win game one of the nine hundred ninety seven. Nba Finals again. If you don't know what happens don't keep listening what I got. This is what you're saying is I've essentially ruined the entire advance. Thank you very much. So he he steps up and what happens next day Scottie? Pippen of all people a guy who has normally kind of shrunk from the spotlight especially late in games in the and a guy not really known four. Quick off the cuff quips. He sort of silos up to Karl Malone and says.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Hi guys given everything that is happening in the world right now. Most of us are buying things online. I saw that. At and T. Started doing to really help things. For those who want to buy a new phone or device online they are offering fast free non livery and curbside pickup so the online shopping is a simple and safe as possible on top of that. They have a flexible return policy. So you can shop eighties. You can visit. Att Dot Com to learn how to shop online from the safety of your home. Twenty four seven seven contained restrictions apply. So jalen you go. Home after the heartbreaking loss in game seven of the Eastern Conference finals and you watch Jordan. Take on the jazz the finals. What is your strongest memory from watching the final? Set your well. My high school teammate. Who was in his wedding? Howard Eisley play for the Utah Jazz and I definitely was talking to him and we know this is what you do against. Mj I remember those phone calls. Yeah they do this. They're going to do that. Y'All y'all got this and so I was rooting against him. Because I want to Utah to win and I wanted to see our way and so to watch him. Play that final game. The way he did in the way it ended I he'd go. He should never play again. The crossover at the top the push off free throw line followed through. Make the jump. Shot Down Will Superman go into your head when you wash Jordan hit. That shot over Brian. Russell I couldn't believe it because if you think about how to how they got the ball when Utah possession. Ike Day was about to win the game. Stealing seventeen seconds. Light was setup for history to look at mailmen and John Stockton. A differ Te. They don't get the love that they deserve by people because we green count in. They never one one. If they WANNA Elise beat Mike. One time when we look at these scoreless or we see Karl Malone in the top three. Oh Man Carl long get more love on these top ten list or John Stockton and so for him to steal the ball coming baseline the way he did the team. They call time up the goal. WanNa WanNa make the game winning shot. Walk off at drop the mine. He should never have play basketball again. Zinke pushed off. No I don't that ain't a push off. Hey used to be a part of the ball on a a slot down or a block. He uses momentum against them. And he saying adopt. He was always on his toes. Byron Russell and that wasn't the first time he made a shot over him. They faced Utah back to back seasons in the previous season on the left wing. He made a game. Winning shot over Byron. Russell is well so it wasn't a push off a he uses momentum he just gave him a love tap. But you still got a knock it down and he did Jalen. Let's talk about the documentary as a whole for a moment. One of the themes of the documentary is sort of the cost of competitiveness. Right the cost of being a champion. Does it come at the expense of being a quote Unquote Nice Sky as we've seen in the documentary Jordan could be really hard on his teammates and he's aware of that and he's aware of his reputation. He got a little bit emotional about it. Now I think watching that at home. Everyone's like yeah. That's what it takes but most people aren't Michael Jordan as well. How do you regard his competitiveness? How he treated others and I guess whether other athletes can do the same thing many powerful people even if don't realize that they're doing it minimized dismiss and take for granted in a lot of cases the people that work with them and or against him that just that just a human nature that for some reason sometimes when you get an ego and makes you feel like that you're like above better than someone else when you're really not so when you are as powerful as Mj and then you had to go through the Celtics who are as skilled as any team ever the Lakers who were as flamboyant as any team ever and the Pistons are toughest any team ever the only way you can beat. Those guys is to do what they were doing. That's the only way in your call for an organization that hadn't worn it. The elevated greatness of magic in bird is appreciated because they went to teams that won championships before them and after them but yet they still raise the bar in was excellent but for players like MJ. And Tim Duncan their win places in one championships with a new coach. Phil in Pop. What ends up happening. Is You have to be multiple voices. You have to be the voice for the front office because players know you involved directly or indirectly who gonNa build around you for the coach because he's not establish and then for the other fourteen guys because you the best player if somebody plays for Pat Riley. Nick Sabin the bag all at time or a coach K. because those guys leaders in so if you're Mj net cage you have to play all of those roles in that situation and based on that you've got to know who deserves a pattern of back in a kick in the butt. And I appreciate though. Some accused him in my brother. Charles Barkley has one of selectively bullying. Scott Burrell is Steve Kerr. He was going to do that to anybody. And based on those dynamics that's why you sacrifice friendships in being light in order to achieve your ultimate goal and. I'm pretty sure based on what he's accomplished that he wouldn't change anything about the journ book so Jalen now that we are coming to the end of the last dance. Do you think the series will change your reshape public opinion in Anyway? I A public service announcement on your platform either terrific job on multiple shows. I see you on by five different shows one day. I just have to say this if you think Michael Jordan has an accomplished more in hasn't achieved more than Lebron James. Hopefully you don't know greatness is you don't know what the term actually means. We're not hating on your generation. Meena I know your time line. I know I know Nogales I know you gotTa know you tick talking. No you are pass. Oh tied reach pockets. I Know Lebron James Aim Belen in that black cat with them hoop earrings in those big pants. I'm telling you it's not even close. He got three championships. The other do got to three. That's what I want to go after this Sunday when that next Sunday comes you know. I'll I'll just be on talk of course but what will you be doing Jalen? I will be bored out of my mind and still having the same debate because we find ways to entertain. People in Sports isn't happening for now. We're not so much allan thank. You appreciate the law.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Hi guys given everything that is happening in the world right now. Most of us are buying things online. I saw that. At and T. Started doing to really helpful things for those who want to buy a new phone device online. They are offering fast free non-contact liberty and curbside pickup. So that online shopping is a simple and safe as possible on top of that. They have a flexible return policy. So you can shop these you can visit. Att Dot Com to learn how to shop online from the safety of your home. Twenty four seven subject to change restrictions apply We've seen he's family glimpses of them. His his father of course passed away. His mother has been interviewed for the documentary but wondering in your reporting not just asking them about Jordan but enquiring into who they were. When did you find? I found that they were sounds like a cliche but I mean they were a family with a very strong religious background. They were a family with a very fierce independence streak. I talked to Roy Williams the basketball coach at the mercy of North Carolina and he started his career. He was one of the people who recruited Michael Jordan her Mike Jordan as he was known then and he was driving from Chapel Hill to Wilmington to play golf and just decides are Hill. I'M GONNA go over to Gordon Road. And he went over to that house and just remembered and let those memories wash over him and one of the images and his head was of James Jordan out there working on something in the driveway. I mean James Jordan. Put a car up on blocks. James Jordan could build a wooden stove is Michael told me. If he didn't know how to do it he'd read a book when Michael was with the Bulls. His pipes froze. I think in burst in his Condo and his dad was. Don't pay somebody to fix that. I could fix and James Jordan just goes up to Chicago and fixes his pipes. This is the thing they grew up with right. Michael's mother wrote children's books after he got famous in one of them. Her parenting philosophy was laid bare. Saying you want something is fine and will a good start doing something about it is what really counts at the end of that book when the mother puts her son to bed after his first successful basketball game she tells him with pride. I guess you aren't just a dreamer but a doer. Michael and I think what James and Dolores clearly talk was to dream to do and that one without the other is nothing at all all of the Jordan kids. They're five of them. You could tell that James endorsed Jordan did a hell of a job because I mean all those kids or something not just the famous one. It sounds like the sense. You got wasn't just that he held onto North Carolina's parents but that they informed everything he did. I mean the good and the bad and and understanding that they are both and And that it would shake the shaped you. I mean you know Imani. Perry is a professor at Princeton. Has just one of the smartest Americans there is and you know one of the things she said to me. I just pulled it up. Was You know talking about Michael's unrelenting work ethic? She says it is political. There is a transcendence of the expectations of what space you're going to occupy and you know. Republicans buy sneakers but who sneakers? Are they buying? Who is the person who all of these kids want to be like? You don't WanNa be like Mike. I mean Amani. Here's what you said about that. This is so interesting that was a significant transformation to have the entire nation. Say they want to be like a black man?.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"There's this myth. Michael Jordan is post racial and I just don't think that stands up to scrutiny. There's a bit in the story where you know. He and his friend when they were probably twelve years old when over to a neighbor's house to swim and were splashing around the pool. Like kids do and his friends parents get home and UH cities kids in the poll and see Michael Jordan in the pool and tell everybody to get out of the pool no more swimming and so Michael and his friend leave to walk away and they're outside and they hear all the other white kids jumped back in the pool. Those the things that he doesn't really talk about much but they stick with him. Did you get a sense through your reporting talking to people that those experiences the experiences of his family or the ones as you just described he grew up with impacted him back then when he was young. I absolutely I mean he has talked about how when he was in ninth grade roots came out and he was. He was really upset during that time. I was very very angry because learning about the history of what happened to us. And what routes did to me and I started to retaliate in school and took my mother to to come to me until me. It's the history of something that you should never forget but chipper rise above it and make an impact and make a change and make people aware Some of the pain we've endured in the next year is the year he supposedly got well. I mean technically I guess got cut from his high school basketball team. And that is where Michael Jordan was born. Kelso you mean when you say. He supposedly got cut. There's a fabulous illustrates story that everyone should read by Thomas like that did the first and invest in most comprehensive work on the subject and basically the wasn't like the coach just didn't think Michael was talented. He thought Michael was too talented to ride the bench. So basically what he did was he put him on the. Jv team where he could get a ton of minutes because he just thought this is a really great player who could be really great and he needs to be somewhere where he's having reps so the idea that he was sort of shunned in. I'm certain Michael believes it but when you start actually scratching little more complicated complicated than that way. Certain he believes it you hear talk about. And then there's Louis Smith. He started the whole process with me because when he made the team and I didn't I wanted to prove not just to Leeward Smith. Not just to myself but to the coach. Who actually picked lear over me on and make sure you understood. You made a mistake nude. Who's lying that someone who has carefully over many many years built a universe that allows him to be Michael Jordan and that requires certain laws of physics and the main one is thou shalt prove doubters. Wrong what was it like for him when he showed up in Chicago which was by far the biggest city our Linden September twenty eighth nineteen eighty four. I think I mean he was wide eyed and scared to death or what. His friends told me. You know it's funny it. You've seen him on the dock. George George Koehler. George Michael's for you know he's like turtle he's just always there. He's Michael's driver. He's one of his best friends. He's Assistant George. Does everything and so George Trove Alemao and Michael shows up and the Bulls evidently forgot to send someone to pick him up and so he's just standing out there just as George said scared to death and no one is there to get him in Georgia roles and one two down like you need a ride or you Michael Jordan and Michael was like I do need a ride and that was. I don't know my God. That was thirty six years ago and Georgia's still there well. When he showed up in the documentary I was wondering. Where did he come from? That's where he came from. I mean the no one. He was the first person Michael Ever met in Chicago. And he's still there. I mean Michael's loyalty is something that gets discussed. But I don't think people realize the degree to which like if you're in his tribe you're in his triumph.
"michael jordan" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Guys can google the play that John starks and I'm not looking at anything. Don't prepare for my show so I'm sorry I love you but I didn't prepare for this that play with John. Starks is coming from the middle and he twinkle toes and goes baseline around Oakley in jumps. Dunks over Patrick. That's that's like a ballerina. He's six six player the artistry when he went in his bag against Larry Burden of Celtics in score sixty three on a thirty windy thirty eighteen made the playoffs. Meena we cover to stuff thirty wins the double pump at the free throw line over. Craig yellow the Collins always talk to me about a Pitcher Denny Hassle where it frames with. Mj took off in. We're CRAIG EHLO standing in. It was before M J. Six frames he passes. Mj and he's like four feet away from audubon laying on the ground as he makes the shop. That level of being spectacular is something that nobody has been able to achieve. Since I'm Jay. Can you remind folks of how he played in the Eastern Conference Finals in the Eastern Conference Finals? The one thing about going against their squad in about. Mj He in Kemah Lajoie word or two people. I was like data best players on both ends. And he and Reggie had a history because great shooting guards in Era Reggie Mitch Richmond Clad Drexler. Michael Jordan was determined to make sure those guys didn't get rains. M J wanted to make sure that Reggie wasn't in his pacers team that he was going to make a name while of hill so every time we made a run like he was still able to slash to the basket makers his shots gets at the free throw line and was still dominant player so the Bulls won their first two games. Then went back to Indiana guys held core but then game four. There was an incident that led to being suspended for game. Five Hawker Reggie Miller. This has been brewing since game. Three right in front of the Chicago Bench the NBA me some money we were on the Indiana Pacer Bench. Reggie gets tied up behind the Bulls Bitch. Maybe seventy five feet away. I come off the bench three or four feet in. I'm looking eighty feet away to see what's happening to our hall of fame clear. Let's see if someone moves off the Indiana bench. What's left of your screen right there? Somebody should've been Jalen rose right. That's Jalen rose. Suspended for game five believing off the bench. That's just bad institution of rule. And not that. I was an all star player for that team or not like that. But I remember watching it in the Ritz Order for Caesar the Ritz the Four Seasons in Detroit. A little bit ordered a lot of lobster not just sat there one of the like of big time watching a game and then we got Blowout Day game and Blue Route Day game. Feel back because I was like man. Maybe I let down my tea but then I was more upset at the league like I should have got suspended. I'm sure it'll be a major plot point in the last dance episode by episode eleven through twenty. Hear them Jason Erna direct episode. You Jalen rose so the Pacers lost game five probably because you weren't there Wa wa you as one game six and forced to game seven in Chicago which was the first time an MJ led bulls team had played the game seven since. Nineteen ninety-two First Time. They've been tested in a while. Take us through how it wrapped so I just remember again on a bus. We had a police escort. Zuma through traffic on ninety four freeway yes happening. We bought the NUDIST. We bought the dude that nothingness. All I recall thinking is that we're we're about to do something special and being a young player. Look this look at the talent that they had. They have Phil Jackson. One of the greatest coaches of all time Michael Jordan Scottie. Pippen players all time Steve. Kerr made a huge jump. Relate net game heartbreaking jumper all minutes the first time all this just reminded me of like like a concussion just came back to me so lane game. We had a jump ball goes Michael Jordan who six six rick. Smits who seven foot three jump ball right you get this job. Get a chance to go up five. Six thirty Michael can really jump. With Spitzer's seven four spits. Check that the right. The Pippen Smits. I think the tap the Scottie Pippen stills it any kicks the Steve currently hit a huge three night game so we weren't his name when we talk minorities her but yeah they had those guys that we have Reggie Miller Mark Jackson. Chris Mullin Larry Bird on asylum carlaw. Who went on to be a championship level code so there was some star power in the building. It was a marquee staging. It just really hurts. Think back at We were so close yet so far away from a into finals. That you you were as you said a young pup at the time. How did you feel after losing to a guy you had idolized was a I in the fourth quarter made to jump shots in the role cats plus one Lewis on rose around the Tonio Davis screen to the jump shots at sixty nine? They call town so I get a chance to jump and be like Hail Yam students. Michael Jordan Scottie. Pippen walked to the bench with their heads done and it was like six seven minutes to go on a game. In meantime. My Guy. The reason why. I'm living in the suburbs right now. Eating all the lobster I want for the rest are my life. I have a black car. My Larry Bird isn't Miata. The game did put me back in my guy. I get on the bus after the gay. I didn't have to do interviews. I definitely want invited to the podium. When then like that a barely shower peel basically like a run on a bus? And I'M GONNA pout. Number will be mad again on the bus. Larry sitting there to the left on my walk past in but not even talk to a mad. He like you know what my bad I should have got you back out there rows like I love you Larry. Love you whatever you say where to break wall for you whenever you say nature starting to doing word so it was just crazy that he was honest and be around all time. Greatness was such a boost to my life and my career.
"michael jordan" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Was. Bj Armstrong is fast one time and then obviously we had to. We had to the Hornets. There was George Karl. Didn't say hi to me at dinner. I was motivated to beat the The Sonics and the ninety sixth finals. It seems like he believes this stuff would have been. I think better. If the filmmakers pointed out how ridiculous this stuff was but is quite drexler. I'm like increasingly surprised. In retrospect that he actually said that Clyde Drexler was a threat before going on to You know destroy him in game one of that final series because other than that he disliked talks and such kind of you know belittling terms about everyone from Dr Armstrong to Gary Payton. He's so disparaging of Gary Payton and we have data like he said the glove glove. I didn't have any problems with the glove. Michael you shot thirty seven percent in the three games Gary Payton guarded you in the final final. Three Games of the one thousand nine hundred finals like geared paid. Did give you some trouble but it would have been nice to before Gary Payton in that moment of had the last word over somebody to correct the record there but they Michael Jordan just say. I had no problem with the defensive player of the year. Five laughing an IPAD just laughing it's laughing and mocking Gary Payton and saying I had no problem with the glove. It's what he said after that. I had a of other things on my mind. And then we cut to with the insinuation that he lost those games on purpose so he could win the championship on Father's Day. I didn't take that but the insinuation to me was that he was so thinking about playing on father's Day a week later that he just you know the most competitive fucking athlete on the planet as we've heard Ad Infinitum in this documentary just couldn't focus because he was thinking about his late father and having to play on father's Day and that was the motivation. Really come on Man. I mean to me. This is like the portrayal. This goes back to what we talked about last week. About how the in the inclusion of the gambling allegations and Jordan's gambling history is in there so the Jordan can have the last word and clearly as we've also discussed everyone is discussed. This is a Michael Jordan production in some way. He had the ability to not talk about certain things. There are clearly things in there that are not discussed including his family. And yet all of this is in there and all you can take away is that this is like the most uncharitable miserable grievance filled unfriendly dude and twenty years later twenty. Five years later feels empty to me. It feels like he didn't enjoy any of it except in the moment and he certainly doesn't enjoy it now. So what are we left with a bunch of people who either suck up to Michael Jordan or roll their eyes about Michael Jordan but ultimately it doesn't feel like Michael Jordan has actual friends who liked being around him and sharing those moments beyond? What happened on the court? Are you trying to say that real championships or the friends we made along and currently I? I take that back because his best friend in the Chiron was. His driver has paid employees. Yes Yeah Jolan interesting. Kind of contrast and these episodes was the way in which the film but also the balls players talked about Scottie. Pippen and refusing to go into the game in nineteen ninety the year. The Jordan wasn't on the team. Pippen was mad that Phil Jackson drop a play for Toni. Kukoc play their worked. Incidentally and was insubordinate and just sat on. The Bench. Refused to go in after we you know. We hear that after the game bill car rate. I'm set in tears in the locker room. That Scotty let everyone down. Scotty is like strangely defiance Here saying you know I screwed up but I would do it the same way again. Which is which was weird but the way that all of that is portrayed as if you know obviously it's not a great thing to do for your team or for yourself but the way that it's portrayed as this kind of unforgivable sin in sports and everything that Jordan does is forgivable because of winning like that that was telling to me jaw. I think that's what Jordan thought and you can see that carried out in the way that they presented that right it. It's funny because it happens in the midst of a montage where we see that. It's not necessary to be an asshole to be great. You know were Michael. Jordan has stepped away to play baseball. The Bulls are still very good in Michael Jordan's absence. They went fifty five games and finished in third place in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference. Semi-finals Scottie Pippen showed in modeled another way of leadership and even says he's like hey. I think the guys are happy because nobody was yelling into them. The whole time but Scotty makes his one mistake in his career. Which is I mean. I guess we can quibble about whether or not it's understandable and not but given the history had Toni Kukoc Coach and management and filling like he was being overlooked in a moment. That normally would have gone to Michael. It sort of makes sense right but it felt like that was a way from Michael Jordan. It'd be like Hey Scotty is not who you think he was. I was the real leader on this team. I'm the guy that got them over the hump. This is how you have to be a champion I. We've never quit on you in quite that way. Even though Michael Jordan quit on his team but what by retiring now? And that's that's exactly how this was framed. I mean look it's not defensible. What Scottie Pippen did? He made a mistake and it's a huge mistake. It was more than a huge mistake. It is not something you would expect a leader of any professional sports team. He threw a fucking hissy fit and stop playing in the critical moment of a playoff game against heated rival of the time that a huge mistake. I love.
"michael jordan" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Good Morning boomer. How are you? Hey Good Morning Geel. Great actually and You know the last dance continues to just absolutely fascinate. And I I will say that Got Into a little bit of the dirt last night with Michael Jordan. And all that other stuff still doesn't make me this morning. Feel any different about who? He was basketball player. You know how competitive. He was an everything that he did. He wanted to win and he lost a lot of money gambling. We all know that he also has the money in the funds to support that gambling habit. That he has you know. He's like your typical gambler. I quit I want well. I don't think so. I think he enjoys it and he makes so much money because of his success on the court has he said last night so none of it really a surprise me. He hates Isaiah Thomas. He hates being compared to any other player on the planet on the Basketball Court whether it be Clyde Drexler Kobe Bryant. You name it I would love I. I just wish obviously the hypotheticals are would be off the charts. If we even went into this discussion but I would love to see him and Lebron James. Go had it just for one day when they're both in the middle of their prime just to see what that game would look like but you the the last dance in continues to really impressive. Obviously we got to hear more from David. Faulk last night in the contract with Nike. And how he didn't WanNa go with Nike and Nike Nike was a Startup Company Accession. Essentially and he really wanted to go with. Adidas and Converse was the was the league shoot but he did to be a part of a group. You wanted to be separated. You know I get all that stuff and it just it is fascinating no however go back and watch some of the game footage and what was going on around those games in behind the scenes in those games and I don't know I have fond memories of John starks. That poor kid just just trying to do everything to stop them. And how the Knicks tried to play his physicals they possibly could in the ninety three series and then of course Pat Riley and thinking about the good times for the next one when he was running the team. So I don't know it was great. It was great to episode last night. It's like I can't wait for the next two and the one the one thing I will say that really came to light and all this is right Sam Smith and how Sam Smith was trying to find whatever he could to write whatever he can negatively about Michael whether it be the Jordan rules or the guys appeal appeal. Don't know he wrote the book. The Jordan rules during Michael's career and of course there was some dirt on him. In to that point Michael Jordan was teflon. It was all about him. You know all the endorsements in every great thing that he did and Sam Smith went to try to find. You'll is there anything wrong with Michael Jordan and he even admitted that because Sam Smith's alive today in that book admitted I gotTa find something else like I gotta get. What's really going on Michael Jordan? Realize why who cares I mean? Shouldn't we all care about? I would think about what he's doing on the court and what's going on in the locker my guests and bill parcells had separate rules for Lawrence Taylor you know. They're separate rules for every player on every team. Depending on who that player may be and how that player Produces Mike. Tomlin had certain rules for Le Vian Bell and for Antonio Brown when they were producing they would he would put up with whatever. The nonsense is whatever? Then being later found a drug test or whatever he would put up with it why because he knew that that was his job in order to be successful at his own job. He needed those guys on the field. And I feel a lot of coaches at least pass coaches. I would say eighties and nineties for sure maybe even seventies that there were separate rules and that's why it was so important in the NBA. To get a person of Magic Johnson Stature Patrick Ewing stature or Larry Bird stature so they would force the rest of the team to follow them because they were so committed to what they were doing on the court that it was easy to coach those guys so i. I don't know I just thought it was a hatchet job. It was an assassination attempt. And you know he almost almost sits there in great joy that he wrote this book and I'm sure a lot of people came down on him as he said. But could you imagine if you wrote that book today or Somebody wrote that book today? About Lebron James. Yeah I mean we see a little bit different now because we have all these versions of the personality in the private life and everything that goes on if you like everything is covered more thoroughly today than it was back then so that was a big surprise to everybody when that book came out. It was just funny to me thinking back. I like it took a book. You know in this guy to write it over the course of a year to get an inside. Look at the Bulls Locker Room when most of the time today if anything happens there's a woge tweet. Ten seconds later that tells us everything that went on. You know so I mean to me. The Lebron James is a book written about him every single night on social media as opposed to the Jordan Bulls. Who are a little more insulated at that point to see what he went through? I was one of the thing that struck me last night just to see how exhausted he was in being Michael Jordan. I mean and I get it. I mean people laugh at that stuff like everyone wants to be like Mike even made the commercial about it. But you know. He's sitting there smoking a cigar in the hotel room and he goes you know I get ten minutes. And then another documentary film crew comes in and sits there and talks name always laying on the hotel couch smoking a cigar and hanging out everywhere. He goes the second that he leaves he just mobbed everywhere and it just it did take a toll on him and when you mention the gambling stuff to you know another thing that stuck out to me that I was. I was thinking about and I don't know if anybody's ever really brought this up with Michael but to me. He was so good at basketball that he got bored like he was so yes whatever he wanted on the basketball court the highest level so he had to sit there and it wasn't even so much the gambling aspect of it as it was. He mentioned he was a competition attic. But he's sitting there throwing the quarters next to the wall with the security guards before the game or he's going out and he's golfing before games or he's going down to Atlantic city before game two of the ninety three eastern conference final before again is that because he's got a gambling promise that because he's just bored because he can do whatever the hell he wants. Even when going got tuffy turned it on obviously yet two examples last night in Eastern Conference finals and then the ninety three finals against the sons and Charles. Barkley where okay you know. They turned up the heat a little bit. And now I'm GONNA come and make sure that you can't win. Yeah also even in the Dream Team practice where all of a sudden magic Johnson was getting under skin and you hear some of those stories about how certain guys had these relationships of behind the scenes. And that's what really truly makes us interesting. You know what they say about Michael Jordan. Just from you know being on bus rides with athletes and understanding how things work I mean he. I'm sure he drove some people crazy. There's no question about that. But man he does a lot of fun when he was around boys when he was with the fellas and he was doing his thing whether it be playing cards whether it be playing golf hanging out in his hotel room drinking biller lights instead of the Gatorade and smoking a cigar on your that was that was the fun part of Michael Jordan. And I'm sure while. Some of the teammates were jealous and some of the teammates probably got sick and tired of all the commercials and and the adulation that were that. Were coming his way. 'cause they saw him in his worst moments too you know. They saw him when he was tired and practice. They saw him when he was agitated during the game he would get in. Somebody's face so they saw everything we only saw what he wanted us to see on the Basketball Court and through the board rooms through the The marketing deals. But I I would think it would be a whole. Larry's the play with him whether he's flipping coins with the security guards and skirt yards making fun of him and then him making fun of security guards. You know there was a real person in there. Believe it or not you could see him with the kids before the Games. And after the Games you could see him signing autographs he was the Beatles all on unto himself and he it he made the NBA an international league all by himself simply because of his personality swagger and even when you listen to the PR people from the NBA and Rod. Born talking about who he was and how he became the Alpha Alpha male. It truly is accurate to say that he probably was a pain in the ass to play with and against but somebody also that if you needed to sign Jersey for a sick kid or you needed assigned Jersey for a Christmas present for your sister you know. He was going to take care of his teammates. That way. And find me a guy who gets to that level who is completely perfect. It just didn't find anybody completely perfect. But think about you know Michael Jordan. I know Kobe was like this with with his teammates. There's an example of mean. Joe Greene I used to hear all the time of when he tried to coach. He was a terrible coach because he couldn't understand how players weren't as good as him and could do the things that he did like. You know just go there and knock that guy over and get the quarterback. He couldn't understand it. You know and I think that when you're when you're that good and you work hard and you're surrounded by people that aren't that good and don't necessarily work as hard as you than that. It becomes frustrating for a player. I'll like Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or others and that's why they're perceived as jerks but really what they're trying to do is a will there teammates to be able to win more championships and cement. Everybody's legacy means the same thing with with Bill Belichick to a certain degree as a coach. Asante Samuel comes out and goes on blame Tom. Brady you know it sucks. I'll play with bill belichick. Okay does it. Suck to have super bowl champion. Asante Samuel in front of your name and then you'll have those rings to show off and to go out and get appearances in get money because you want a super bowl. I mean does it suck to be that guy because you could have been played your entire career for the Jaguars or somewhere else. And you'd nobody would know who the hell Yar so I mean..
"michael jordan" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"The Americans win this match. The Ryder Cup is basically over. Like this almost no coming back from an eleven to five deficit on Sunday well. Mj's kind of getting out there. Kind of just closer and closer to Ian Poulter and rory trying to kind of exude. Some influence one of the best athletes of all time. He's in my face. I think he's six foot seven and he's a big dude and those big pants. Well poulter ends up staring down. Mj He's trying to suck me out over my dead bodies. Mj Game One of them today even though mg like wags his finger at him at one point poulter makes five straight birdies to finish. They claim the final four ball point of the day. It's ten to six going into Sunday. Of course the next day the Europeans come back. They win in epic fashion. So in some way you can say that. Mj As an assistant. Captain kind of screw the American team. Yeah I mean I guess you can't. You can't really underestimate the insanity of Ian Poulter so if you think he's GonNa be intimidated by Michael Jordan. Being there earned suited by anything really. It's probably just going to spur them on. Yeah especially the Ryder Cup. In two thousand fourteen. Mj's at Gleneagles. There's this epic shot. this is. There's this epic photo of him conscious. Posted up behind the first tee. He's all by himself as a big blue background. It's just MJ. That's shot has been used all over the place on the Internet in two thousand sixteen. Mj's at Hazeltine. I was there. I remember seeing him on the. I T kinda dappling ever just tapping up all the players. And then you and I were both at the twenty eighteen Ryder Cup and France. For some reason I don't remember seeing him there. But he was there in phrase. How could he miss it he was? He's staying chummy with the United States team On Wednesday night. He gave another speech to the team. He's talking he tells a story about how in one thousand nine hundred three the NBA Finals. Going for their three peat. They are up three to heading to Phoenix for game. Six and seven and M J. He pumps up his teammates by saying. I'm bringing one suit one bag. One change of clothes were only going there for one game. That is what we're using to inspire golfer to hit the fairways and France. I think we can Soundly expect MJ. To be there at at whistling straights in September. I'm Kinda worried that. Mj has not been particularly successful. You know as a Ryder Cup presence in. Us is success over these years. Not really lined up to Basically just bow down to his celebrity. And we're like. Hey you know what Michael wants to be involved. He can be involved. Yeah that's the problem with that. One suit story to is like what event has more unnecessary uniforms in the Ryder Cup. So I don't know they brought like twelve outfits for four days but a away from the US teams you know. Jordan was getting tight in playing much more often to or stars at home so he knows these guys that are on these teams because they play together all the time. He'd played the bears club or at the Floridian in south Florida with this early Jupiter crew. You Know Luke Donald was there Keegan. Bradley Rickie Fowler Ricky had a great quote. When asked about you know what are you guys play for? What are what are the stakes? These matches he told Jason Sobel help play you for whatever you want. Whatever makes you scared that makes me scared. I know our our makes me wonder what amount would monetary amount would. Make me scared like if I'm playing with. Mj And he says Sean were planned for whatever makes you scared. What is that number so granted Jordan is Jupiter Golf Legend by now he's Kinda Godfather and Keegan? Bradley is one of the guys got close to him. Signed a shoe deal with him. Who knows if that had anything to do with their matches are not well? That's that's the beautiful part about it and that's why I love playing with them and I called my human ATM. I can just go out there if I need some cash. Call but he. He really is a good player. I mean but in the fun part of a plane with him is he's always in your ear. Nj at the end of the day was great friends to him. He knew unto. Draw the line between you know. This is fun on the course and this is all right. My Guy needs some support But it's hard to be to golf mythmakers Anthony Kim and Michael Jordan being one story so anthony. Kim told the Brian Wacker about a decade ago. Actually he echoed. What Keegan said about Jordan being an easy mark on the course said this about? Mj Have you heard that expression about taking candy from a baby. Yeah Jane I played but I could never take any money from that man. It's not like anything that MJ plays against them for is really going to hurt him. Too much. And my favorite story about that is a couple of years ago. Mj had taken over the Charlotte Hornets twitter account and was doing a back and forth with questions from fans and you tweet the Hornets and the MJ would respond from the Hornets and Keegan tweeted at the Hornets. Basically saying like ask. Mj about our golf matches and MJ responded from the Hornets Twitter Account. Saying you don't see me playing golf in Air Keegan's do you. I've seen that swing. He's got this dip in it. That's just getting more and more pronounced. I Dunno not trending in the right direction. It's not it's not quite Barclay. Ask but I don't know what it is about these guys that just have that hitch. I mean I'd love to play him as a four handicap. I think actually might get terrified once I was there in real life. Do you think that you could actually make swing in front of Michael Jordan? I don't know but One thing that's clear about Jordan is how much he values control of the course when he's playing because look he belonged to some of the most private exclusive clubs in South Florida like the bears club in the Floridian but that wasn't enough He likes to be able to play in five or six He likes to be able to play it as fast as he wants. You know under three hours for eighteen so eventually this stuff wasn't enough And so he decided to build his own golf club in this place. Grove. Twenty-three is in. Its in Hobe sound ricky plays. They're quite a bit justin. Thomas plays. They're quite a bit. I know tiger at least got out there one or two times. No they're not hurting. The founding membership is million dollars founding investors they had like seventy five guys. They were all putting up at least a million dollars. I mean it's Michael Jordan. You gotta you gotta put up to show up here but the interesting thing about the routing grove. Twenty-three is that it's designed by this Guy Bobby Weed. And he made it in this Double Helix type routing so it can be played in a bunch of different nine hole combinations or in shorter three hole leaps or six whole loops. There's all this flexibility where you can jump around from whole the whole which Jordan loves and basically what it all comes down to is like you never really have to stop playing right and that's part of MJ's identity is like just keep playing golf. I don't know so there's all these opportunities for emergency holes or you can settle a bet or you know basically just keep on going if the action is flowing so yeah it's great for someone who loves double or nothing. There's always another hole that you can play it kind of sounds like a Gulf maze. I know that's Kinda the impression I have. Hopefully we'll get out there at some point but I don't know maybe not after this podcast. I'm but I so. What do we make of this Sean? At the end of the day is is Michael Jordan. Just nuts oh man. I don't think he's not. I think he's just got the Gulf Bug and he's incredibly competitive person and I've all. I've often said that some of the most incredible athletes Jerry Rice steph curry who are addicted to competition. It's not shocking. When they find Gulf that they become addicted to that as well like it is not something that comes easy or natural to just about anyone unless your father is teaching you play from two years old on like Tiger Woods. It's just kind of it's a tricky damn game. I have a hard time where I play it and we just kind of beat our heads against the wall and I feel like that's kind of what Jordan has has relished about it as you can continue to beat your head against the wall. Have Fun doing with doing that. Gamble a little bit. Get BETTER AT THE GAME. Get worse at the game but have something to do every day especially when basketball is over with. Yeah and I I mean I think one of the reasons that people always admired tiger woods is because he is that this like unattainable level of greatness. There's nothing really relatable about. The Way Tiger approached the game off but I think the way that MJ approached the game actually was kind of relatable for some people This crazy just given everything we've just said but the way he plays golf is some version of like golfers dreams. He lives in this world where it's okay to play thirty six holes every day where he can build his own private course from scratch and play with the best to replace in the world and you know bet whatever. He wants to baton. Obviously the reality is a little more complex but on some basic level. Michael Jordan is a guy who loves golf a lot and he just gets to play it one hundred percent on his terms. That's GonNa do it for this week's episode of the drop zone which was expertly produced by Lee Finer. Thanks LE- next week one woman. Buick off of Tiger Woods. We'll tell you the bizarre story of how she did it. Just what happened next? Thanks for listening..
"michael jordan" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"Who are the most famous golfers in the world? Is there extra pressure being returning champ a little bit but I mean that's fun? Yeah I WANNA be the guy that everybody's in for Brooks cupcake isn't on that list. Neither Jon Rahm. Tiger Woods is still number one the whip tired and glory but then it's Donald trump but I always enjoy golf and I've had a lot of fun with partner. We're GONNA like that partner. Barack Obama President Obama talked trash all day. Five and a half hour number. Trash-talk took all these great golfer may doesn't hit the ball on the team but he's straight as an Arrow man in the next on. The list is probably Michael Jordan. There's no doubt that Michael the Better Golfer I am of course of. I was playing twice a day for the last fifteen years. Then that might not be the case. So how'd the greatest basketball player of all time become one of the world's most legendary golfers? I'm Sean Czar. And this is the drop zone. He is the brightest star in the NBA Galaxy the leading scorer in the league. A man who always has the right stuff on the court or on the course. I'm here with my co host Dylan to chair. How's it going? You're a pretty big basketball fan. I know you watched the Sunday night. Espn at least the first episodes of the ESPN documentary. Yeah and I mean to me. The crazy thing about this documentaries. It's not just about Jordan. It's become this cultural event. I feel like everyone everywhere. They're not up to much so everyone was ready to post up for this event. I did I did with my parents. My mom was the one who made employment viewing for the entire family back at home. So that's when you know it's a big deal for our purposes major is somewhat a big deal because he's a golf addict. I think there's probably a simpler way of putting it. The guy picked up the game in the eighty S. He fell in love with it continued throughout the nineties throat. His playing career in now. He's made it a massive part of his life. Ever since we're going to dive into just what golf means to Jordan with Jordan means to golf in this episode of the drop zone Jordan has become this silent figurehead in the game. He tends every single Ryder Cup basically. He's befriended number of players down in Florida players on the PGA tour. He plays constantly the stories that you hear about his game have become kind of legend. You know he plays. In these private courses and Keegan Bradley and Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler kind of talk about what it's like to play with 'EM J it's kind of ferocious having these five and six seven figure wagers on their little matches. It's Kinda crazy but most recently even founded his own golf club so he can play whenever he wants how he wants with whomever he wants. Michael's Kinda got figured out. It seems like anytime. I'm a diverse club. You're out you're really around in your golf cart with a cigar in your mouth off smoke six ago today. Do you play golf almost every day. Almost over there and sometimes thirty six sls always thirty six and what you handicap these days four. And it's bad for so don't yeah. I don't think that you know I heard it was a two so four Helen. Ross from the PGA tour. She wrote a story Three years ago detailing how Jordan was introduced the game by Davis love of all people. What's your favorite Michael Jordan story? When we first got him playing golf. I had an old wooden driver back in the day and He wanted to hit a driver off the tee so he hit mine and it broke and he thought I set him up. He hit so hard that he that he broke my wooden driver. Probably because he didn't hit it in the middle of the club face but We created a monster with him. Davis Love was able to scrap up a a full bag and some golf balls at Jordan could use whenever he wanted to play. Everyone needs their own set of clubs. So I'm Jay very quickly. Got The Gulf Bug as one does as you did. As I've done Dylan. He ends up getting really good at it. Tell me about this kemper. Lakes beat the pro event. Yeah I mean Lord. First of all. This is nineteen eighty-seven MJ's the newly minted scoring champ. So He's scoring thirty seven points every night first team all NBA. Obviously but he's also getting really good at golf. Hi I'm water. Softeners and welcome to channel five beat the pro contests It's hosted by this local. Tv Station where basically they bring in celebrity guests and he gets one shot at one hundred fifty yard par three to start off the day and then everyone else just has to match. You Gotta get your ball closer to the whole than that of our celebrity pro that will qualify you to play in the beat the pro tournament. They've got golfers golfers and golfers. Everyone wants to challenge. Mj I WANNA know Michael. Are you ready for this one Arabia? I've been practicing so I was wondering if he would chunk it or scarlet or do anything that any of US might do in a high pressure situation. Yeah I would not handle this all I is GonNa be Owning Press Office fun game pressure game. You know it's one hundred fifty yards in its Michael Jordan so for him that's just a pitching wedge. There's a little drizzle and he grabs pitching wedge. The cameras right on him. Pures it an not bad. I don't think they can beat that. Eight feet one and a half inches directly over the flagstick. It almost hits the flagstick on the way by lands. You know four or five feet past ends up eight feet one inch away and nobody beat him all day not a single golfer. All right my turn again. Jordan's basketball dominance ascended at this point it becomes MVP. He went to couple titles but his Gulf also ascends becomes a mid single digit handicap by the mid nineties. He skipped the Bulls first visit to the White House after their nineteen ninety one championship. Play Golf. Yeah more on that. Later to Davis Love in one thousand nine hundred one was quoted by the Chicago Tribune saying that every single summer Jordan goes down to Pinehurst. He's from Carolina. He blocks out a full hours worth of Ti- times so just so he can enjoy the peace and quiet play at his own pace. I think that's one hell of a flex but this brings me to one of my favorite Jordan Gulf `ISMs during the ninety two Olympics. I I think it's one thing to be obsessed with the game. But if you look at what he did in that summer Jordan makes it seem like he loves golf even more than he loves basketball especially at the Olympics. Davis love actually told reporters around this time that he thought Jordan would pursue a career as a pro golfer after basketball. Do you play golf. You Lofton said you'd like to loved her competitor. I know when basketball. This is not a part of me anymore. He will play a Nissan talk about that time in golf. Does infamy and being just gonNA play the game. I don't learn. Just play the game on competed that game and if I ever get good enough. I'm going to try but if I'm not if I have a not good enough. I'm certainly not gonNA embarrassments. At this time. They were finally opening up for professionals to compete on the basketball stage. It wasn't just an amateur competition which meant that. We had to get Michael Jordan. We got Larry Bird. We got magic. Johnson we need to get Michael Jordan involved. The thought back then was Michael Jordan place thirty six holes of golf ninety days during summer. What the Hell is he going to be doing? Playing Basketball Daily head coach in order to get Jordan to commit to the Olympic team. He had to promise Jordan that he can play golf wherever they went. Whether it was qualifying or over in Spain in Barcelona in Monte Carlo Jordan had to be able to play golf during the day prior to games at night. That was the promise Ken Rosenthal. The famous baseball reporter was working early in his career at the Baltimore Sun. And this is a quote that he has an historian. George says in one thousand nine hundred four we practice twice a day and if it was going to be like that no way I would be here but Chuck. Daly reassured me he said. Bring Your Golf Clubs Play Basketball night. That's what I've been doing. It's insane to think that MTA wouldn't have been on the Dream Team if they hadn't made concessions for him to play golf. The Dream Team doesn't exist without Jordan's promise that he can play golf every day. I mean that quote from Ken. Rosenthal came after he played thirty six holes in the morning. Shot Seventy Five. And then he shot eighty six and then. He Shot hoops at night. They beat Panama in a qualifying game. One hundred twelve to fifty two. Which means you know. The Dream Team probably doesn't need Jordan but they wouldn't be as legendary squad without him. Obviously it's not the Dream Team of Jordan and Jordan is not there without golf so weird golf gave you the Dream Team. So he brings his golf clubs over to Spain. They played Monte Carlo Golf Club constantly at least eighteen holes each day for Jordan sometimes thirty six. Obviously it doesn't hurt when your head. Coach also plays Golf Rick. Reilly later report that Chuck Daly Be Jordan one morning during the Summer Games. He beat him by one stroke and daily. I think he might have been joking but he kind of implied that he was not going to play with Jordan again. He had beaten him once. That's enough for him. And according to Riley story quote the next morning at the crack of dawn Jordan rang dailies room. He got no response. Went directly to dailies room and knocked then he pounded. He will not go away until he got his rematch. He got it and he won by a shot. The ruthless competitor is unable to accept when he loses my brother. Whenever I used to be my brother in anything we always had to do. Double or nothing. Like that's what Jordan was all about anyway Seventeen years later two thousand nine Jordan would end up auctioning off his Gulf goods from like the ninety two summer for charity. It's big old Wilson Gulf Bag. I think you're kind of a big deal. If you know sporting goods from just your hobby that you play on the side if you can actually auction that stuff off. How much did that go for? Honestly it didn't go for that much. The Gulf bag probably went for like eighteen hundred dollars some other things like a golf hat. Just didn't sell as much as they wanted to. But all the proceeds went to charity. So is it was all good. I would shell out for a Jordan game. Us Golf gambling hat. Yeah Sam That Chuck Daly Story though I think is probably the best transition for George Gambling Issues Gulf gambling. I think you found out a bunch of epic stuff that happened. Yeah I mean it's interesting that you mentioned your brother always wanting to play double or nothing because that definitely seemed to be Jordan's emo also I mean as golf legend grew. There were these stories that began to leak out of just what it was like to play with the guy. Why are there? Rumors unsubstantiated quite unsubstantiated that still exist there that relate your departure to gambling. He would play cards on team planes. There's a legendary story about He would bet his teammates. Whose LUGGAGE WAS GONNA come out first. Then they figured out that he had paid off airline.
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"Only player That the the age forty plus that scored over forty in a game. This is what Michael Jordan did. This was the I understand both of your points given the information at the time. There are reasons that he did what he did and also basketball is not boxing or anime or football where you stick around too long. You're paying a different kind of price with your health. So make rip the uniform off. You have no regrets. J. In terms of making sure that you've got to squeeze every ounce of whatever was there. Because the second to last season he was still an all star caliber player just the last season that he really wasn't anymore but when we say should he have any regrets? I take that to mean in hindsight. In retrospect knowing what we know now Stephen They may have done more business. I mean the the place was packed but you could hear a pin drop. Even when they were winning there was no energy in the building back then and it was just. I always felt you know because at the time I was supportive of it Jordan. Still going to be great but especially that last season knowing what we know now. I'll bet he liked that one back. Why Jordan go out like that particularly when you contrast it Jay with what how it could have ended in Chicago. I take your take on. Espn RADIO AND ESPN news. When you've accomplished what Michael Jordan has accomplished. It's hard to see that he would have any regrets for many of it but we'll get a better sense of it over the course of the weekend as we finally get the last dance arriving Sunday night. Wait FOR IT. Gives us a real peek behind the curtain? I'M GONNA keep taking your take on who you think could beaten Michael Jordan and the Bulls in their prime jubilee say Espn Eight. Eight eight seven nine three seven seven six but you guys hanging on. We'll get some you guys coming up. We'll get more of your plus version of Tom Brady of the Tampa. Bay.