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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    He was out of the game at that point. No need to continue with the grudge or whatever he chose to call it. What he did was bush league.
    No doubt. I agree.
    But you cannot seperate the petiness from the greatness.

    It is not about his being in our out of the game.

    To have enough success that he gets to publically call out his doubters, as tastless as it seems to a normal person drove the man through his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    No doubt. I agree.
    But you cannot seperate the petiness from the greatness.

    It is not about his being in our out of the game.

    To have enough success that he gets to publically call out his doubters, as tastless as it seems to a normal person drove the man through his career.
    More than a few people in town who have met Jordan say he isn’t a nice person.

    I remember a story about a rapper being a huge fan and showed up to a Nike event with shoes and posters and asked Jordan to sign them and Jordan was like “who is this clown?”

    Always say its a toss up when you meet one of your childhood “hero’s”

    had a friend who does music finally get to meet Madonna in a studio session for a song he helped write. She said “shut up and don’t speak unless I tell you to”

    bubble popped.. he made the album tho, lol!!!
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    Not a psychiatrist, but my guess is that this is a deeply ingrained thing and not something he can consciously turn on / off.

    I think you have to be a bit insane to even make it to a pro-sports league. Never mind being the GOAT.

    Normal people give up because it's virtually impossible to do.
    THIS...absolutely.
    Dude is wired differently.
    Proving everybody wrong was the focus of his career.
    It was an obsession.

    That same pesonality type was counting the seconds to his hof speech to be essentially, "see I told you so".

    On one level it is petty and classless.

    But in a world of athletes saying what people want to hear. Jordan being formost for profits.

    Jordan is being 100 percent honest, 100 percent real, regardless the look.

    He is saying:
    "Thank you doubters....you drove me to the greatness that lead to this moment".

    It is the truth. So be it.
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 06-01-2021 at 03:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    More than a few people in town who have met Jordan say he isn’t a nice person.

    I remember a story about a rapper being a huge fan and showed up to a Nike event with shoes and posters and asked Jordan to sign them and Jordan was like “who is this clown?”

    Always say its a toss up when you meet one of your childhood “hero’s”

    had a friend who does music finally get to meet Madonna in a studio session for a song he helped write. She said “shut up and don’t speak unless I tell you to”

    bubble popped.. he made the album tho, lol!!!
    When I was on Maui, there was a dispropotional amount of celebs there all the time on vacation. Because of the modest local population, you'd run into them from time to time and if you work at a high end resort it happened all the time. And word got out about their reputations as being shockingly nice or generous, versus ones who treat people like dirt.

    Nobody like Joe Montana BTW.

    Got to talk or hang out with George Benson, Prince, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), Damon Wyans etc. My brother would hang out with more athletes than me. Did run into TB at a restaurant but not one to go up to people like that. Wifes married workmate got hit on by Magic Johnson and turned him down like a year or two before the HIV thing. YIKES.

    Once I ran into a celeb, recognized the face but did not know from where, and started talking like I actually knew him personally BEFORE I figured out I only knew him from TV. But I never acted like a fan or mentioned his TV show. Dude does the thing where he pretends he remembers me too. As we are talking I finally figured out I only knew him only from TV. Dude never stopped acting like he knew me too. It was pretty funny.

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    When we lived on Oahu my brother would stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village every year around pro bowl time. He was in his 20s black had an athletic build and he'd hang out with players because they would take him for one at first before he told them otherwise. He'd get kids asking for sigs and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    When I was on Maui, there was a dispropotional amount of celebs there all the time on vacation. Because of the modest local population, you'd run into them from time to time and if you work at a high end resort it happened all the time. And word got out about their reputations as being shockingly nice or generous, versus ones who treat people like dirt.

    Nobody like Joe Montana BTW.

    Got to talk or hang out with George Benson, Prince, Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), Damon Wyans etc. My brother would hang out with more athletes than me. Did run into TB at a restaurant but not one to go up to people like that. Wifes married workmate got hit on by Magic Johnson and turned him down like a year or two before the HIV thing. YIKES.

    Once I ran into a celeb, recognized the face but did not know from where, and started talking like I actually knew him personally BEFORE I figured out I only knew him from TV. But I never acted like a fan or mentioned his TV show. Dude does the thing where he pretends he remembers me too. As we are talking I finally figured out I only knew him only from TV. Dude never stopped acting like he knew me too. It was pretty funny.
    haha.. I used to be heavy into hip hop and threw live shows and performed.

    I met a ton of celebs. DMX, Big Pun, Jay, Fat Joe.. all nice as can be.

    But most of the nice rappers.. they were the azzholes. It was weird. Like the used up all their positive/friendly currency on the songs.

    I met Charlie Batch at the Casino, I was faded at the time. It was right before the season when Ben had his suspension I believe. My brother was like “damn, you gave him a hard azz dap”

    I was all “Charlie, you ready? You starting? I know you are starting!???”

    He was all smooth with it.. “man, I hope so, they haven’t told me anything yet”
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    jealousy and envy on full display
    Wrong again .
    Just stating the truth.
    Donít understand idolizing an athlete and acting like they had struggles.
    Idolize a person from that same environment that worked hard to succeed without everything being given to them.
    That a huge problem in certain communities, school, hard work and abiding the laws arenít a priority.
    Update:
    In the last decade, 25% of the league has won a super bowl(the Steelers aren't one of them) and now 50% have as many or more playoff wins as the Steelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    When we lived on Oahu my brother would stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village every year around pro bowl time. He was in his 20s black had an athletic build and he'd hang out with players because they would take him for one at first before he told them otherwise. He'd get kids asking for sigs and stuff.
    I used to go to the Hilton Hawaiian Village around Pro Bowl time every year also, fun times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    Not a psychiatrist, but my guess is that this is a deeply ingrained thing and not something he can consciously turn on / off.

    I think you have to be a bit insane to even make it to a pro-sports league. Never mind being the GOAT.

    Normal people give up because it's virtually impossible to do. Especially in the NBA where the roster size is 15 / team, and probably about half those guys are just there for show.
    Agreed. The greatest have to be able to go into full ass mode and want to absolutely humiliate the opponent. This isn't golf where you can do great while the other guy does too. In order to finish on top you have to put the guy across from you on the bottom.

    That being said, there are some athletes who seem to be able to still be class people of the field (or court or ice if you will). Barkley seems to be a very level headed guy, Shaq as well. On the ice, Gretzky was known to be an assassin, but a good guy off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    Agreed. The greatest have to be able to go into full ass mode and want to absolutely humiliate the opponent.
    It's like what is happening in the Pierre thread right now.

    http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums...nerback/page13

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