I read the article, Crownsy. It doesn't change what I think because some see Jordan't word as a complement or congratulations. I see what he said as at best, a backhanded complement. Jordan's first championship was probably his only championship won where the playing field was level. If he thinks he was lucky to win that one, then Jordan, himself should call his entire run a fraud. The following championship years for Jordan were a joke. David Stern should have read a disclaimer before every telecast about the WWE-type officiating that was about to take place in Jordan's games.
you and ray allen disagree then. because if he thought it was a backhanded compliment from his good friend he plays golf with, why releate it to the media and then say you understood what he ment, and that you were going to stay hungry as he suggested? if ray thought his friend (and they are good friends) was taking a shot at him, i doubt he'd talk to the media about it and how it will be good motivation.
and, as to your second paragraph, jordan DOES
in fact call his first championship lucky. that was his ENTIRE POINT OF SAYING IT TO RAY ALLEN. that the first one is alot of luck, (which ours certainly was, and thiers nothing wrong with a bit of luck, all teams need it, and as redz said were named after it) and that the great teams dont settle for one, they keep working to get more.
take it as you did and blow it out of proportion to fit into your MJ bashing if ya want though. hate to let facts get in the way of a good character assaination heh. it certainly didn't while we were ripping apart kobe's oylimpic comments
and while i agree jordan did get the benifit of far to many calls, im not sure he should illicit the vitral level you've got him on here. thats just my personal opnion though. i do agree he was overrated, more so because the casts he played with were underrated.
to here some NBA guys talk, it was jordan and his sidekick pippen. there was alot more talent than that on those bulls teams.