Michael Jordan ready bouncing on the court Rumors of a return of Michael Jordan in the basketball team Chicago Bulls shaken at the moment the world of the NBA (American professional league). Considered the best basketball player of all time, Jordan had taken early retirement in October 1993, at the peak of his fame. He did not confirm his return but has returned to training.
“We want Mike, we want Mike!” The rumor of a possible return of Michael Jordan on the floors of the NBA (National Basketball Association) upset for several days the quiet steps of the United Center in Chicago. Bulls fans waving huge placards during a victory won by their team last Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We miss you,” “come back home” ( “We miss you, come home”). Meanwhile, dozens of supporters fell down outside the stadium before the bronze statue erected in honor of the jersey number 23. “We all want him back,” calmly assured Phil Jackson, Chicago coach before dozens of television cameras. “He is the Michelangelo of basketball. No one can ever replace him. ”
A failed conversion in baseball
After unsuccessfully attempting a risky conversion on baseball fields, Jordan announced late last week through his agent that he was ending the experiment began in October 1993. poor personal performance, ending strike base-ballers pro for a few months, the sports highest paid in the world (more than 150 million annual francs advertising contract according to Forbes magazine) lived in contact with temporary sporting thinking more to rob hors-d’oeuvre to improve the performance of their team. Michelangelo could obviously not long tolerate such a neighborhood. Three days before permanently store his gear basic-BALLER, he had already found the heat a little moist high-tech gym Deerfield and participated in three successive workouts with his former teammates in Chicago. “An ordinary player has to work more than a month to keep up NBA”, recently analyzed Phil Jackson. “With Jordan, it’s different ten days will be enough.” To the question “What is the thing that has changed most in the game?” Ron Harper, a member of the workforce Bulls responded with amusement: “Nothing. If he still lost hair. ”
Jordan baldness is no longer a novelty. His ability to keep fit either. During an exhibition match organized by Scottie Pippen, his partner of Bulls, in October, he scored 50 points. “He did not need to play every night basketball to stay the best,” assured Pippen afterward. “If he wants to come back one day on the court, we’ll all be ready to welcome him with open arms.” The number 23 colleagues are not alone in this case. Nike, one of the main sponsors of Jordan has sent dozens of pairs of shoes in Chicago. In case. In Nevada, the parison the outcome of the NBA championship finals were suspended as the triple champion has not officially announced its decision. “I know what he’ll do, but I will tell you nothing,” confided maliciously Charles Barkley, player of Phoenix Suns during the weekend. The highest passion that calm desire If Jordan has already made his decision, Barkley is probably one of the only ones to know the contents. Julius Erving, emblematic character of the former NBA generation and golf buddy Jordan, assured Sunday on the NBC television: “He will not return. Michael tends too to safeguard his privacy to plunge. ”
The plunge in the bath of a global media. In October 1993, the player the Bulls had long insisted on his desire to become a citizen like others. A majority of Americans now editorialists think his passion for basketball and his desire for a new challenge will sweep her past statements. “Look Michael, the scenery of pro basketball has changed!” This warning launched Sunday by the Los Angeles Times sums up the situation. O’Neal, Ewing …
Serious competition in the eighteen months of space, the number of Bulls was decimated by a series of departures: Horace Grant, Bill Cartwright, John Paxson … Jordan could he reverse and reinstall the Bulls atop the NBA pyramid? Not sure! Despite the supposed weakness of the Eastern Conference the “Little Sisters of the Poor,” according to the final diagnosis Barkley, Chicago is dominated under the panels by the New York Knicks Patrick Ewing and the Orlando Magic Shaquille O’Neal. “If he comes back the Bulls will again be serious contenders for the succession of the Houston Rockets,” calmly asserted the Chicago Sun-Times, who continued: “. Hopefully, a final decision will not disappoint the hopes of Chicago fans” Fans lurking for now without success his immense figure near the United Center. But for more than four days, Michael Jordan was not found.