10.11.2006

Moving image bedlam

I'm not even sure if I like Jordan in total, but I really can't fuck with the way he played nine games into his pro career. Yes, I caught this link off of Soulstrut, and yes, you might want to peep some of the other thirty MJ gems dude has up on YouTube.



It's almost like the crowd, the rest of the players, and the announcers have absolutely no idea what he's doing. Or are in denial. "Captain Marvel!?!??!!"

17 Comments:

At 10/11/2006 3:18 AM, Anonymous dan said...

Jordan's myth is so great that even I, as a diehard fan can forget how amazing a player he was. No where the imposition of will been so beautiful as Jordan's desire for success/greatness.

FD to the core.

wv: tatdb- tater tot database

 
At 10/11/2006 3:19 AM, Anonymous dan said...

tattoo probably makes more sense than "tater tot"

 
At 10/11/2006 9:34 AM, Anonymous J.E. Skeets said...

SHAZAM!

 
At 10/11/2006 9:45 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

proof that i've lost a step: i'd had a link to the cover of the the death of captain marveil, which i believe came out that same year. but then i was too lazy to fully work out the metaphor, either in my head or in type, so i left it out.

actually, that might've been for the best. i don't think that jordan's quite hard enough to get cast as DEATH when it comes to the evolution of fancy, floating back basketball stylists. iverson from jordan makes a little more sense.

 
At 10/11/2006 11:31 AM, Blogger mutoni said...

that dude has a sick youtube collection. great time waster. as for jordan, what can you say? dude was God.

 
At 10/11/2006 12:39 PM, Blogger Gladhands said...

Jordan is one of the HARDEST. The difference is, he isn't hard in the street gangster sense. If anything, Jordan's gangster is more of the old mafioso mold. Dude is a tyrant who terrorized opponents and teammates alike.
Since his retirement, tales of his off-court dickery abound. There was a funny piece that ran in Washington City paper about Jordan and his crew strong-arming the author for his table and DATE at a DC restaurant.

 
At 10/11/2006 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm not even sure if I like Jordan in total"

elaborate please.

 
At 10/11/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i meant hard in the historical sense. do we really think of jordan as a destroyer of all that came before? maybe in that very early phase, but IN TOTAL he's the culmination of basketball on earth. every aspect of the game's evolution and ideals rolled into one being.

that's kind of what bores me.

 
At 10/11/2006 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young MJ was a work of art. He was Dr. J with more quickness and a jumper. did you notice how many outside shots he hit?

-CH

 
At 10/11/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

he looks more like t-mac than kobe. which might explain why my worship of t-mac is visceral, kobe-jocking principled and formal.

 
At 10/11/2006 1:44 PM, Blogger Gladhands said...

As great as Jordan and Kobe are, T-Mac is the only player who looks truly unstoppable to me. It's as if his every mis-step is fated and the defense inconsequential.

 
At 10/11/2006 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

G-Hand, T-Mac only makes the game look easier. The GOAT and Momba have the appearance of playing harder when they are unstoppable, T-Mac is coma lacidasical when he dominates.

 
At 10/11/2006 3:00 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

that's what makes hova's constant jordan comparisons sound silly. though it's also weird that he once claimed to "bang like t-mac," which has all the wrong connotations for mcgrady

 
At 10/11/2006 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh god amare, please be back for real this time.

 
At 10/11/2006 11:27 PM, Anonymous Jack said...

And people say he didn't have a jumper!?!?!?! What were they smoking?

F'real, please be back Amare.

T-Mac's great...when he plays. When his back's acting up, he's terrible.

 
At 10/12/2006 3:37 AM, Anonymous Tracy McGrady said...

I go by T-Bac these days.

 
At 10/15/2006 12:25 PM, Blogger PeteJayhawk said...

Ahhh...SportsChannel Chicago. I've forgotten how much better Johnny Kerr used to be.

 

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