April 2, 2011 |
Not that we're the target audience Hamish Bowles , renowned fashion writer, in a Vogue article on Amare Stoudemire : "Although I have lived in Manhattan since 1992 … I have remained in blissful oblivion of all matters sportif. … Until very recently I had absolutely no idea what the Super Bowl was, although it conjured up images of something perfectly lovely from Steuben. " At least for one season New Jersey GM Billy King , to HoopsWorld, on acquiring 2012 free agent Deron Williams : "It helps because other people will see what we're doing.
March 12, 2011 |
Dinner with Phil Jackson here, a huge mistake for the big guy because I know now he's capable of giving more than one-word answers. It's Friday night at a highly recommended Mexican restaurant, 16 regular-season games remaining in the career of the greatest all-time NBA coach, and we're talking Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant . It begins with a question that has nothing to do with either superstar: Is there a chance he might regret...
December 25, 2010 |
Who's the real winner? It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature or Michael Jordan .... Or it wasn't. Still an icon, Jordan also owns the woebegone Charlotte Bobcats and makes hollow gestures like leaking word he fired Coach Larry Brown ... after announcing Brown resigned ... two months after saying he wanted to extend him but kept getting put off. Obligingly, the Charlotte Observer reported: "Jordan gets last...
August 24, 2010 |
In the fall of 1993, Michael Jordan — often regarded as the greatest player ever to shoot a basketball — shocked the sports world by announcing he was retiring from the NBA. Then he stunned fans again by deciding to pursue his long-held dream of playing pro baseball. Within months, the then-31-year-old high-flying guard known as "His Airness" was bobbling easy flies and swatting at bad pitches as a struggling right fielder for the minor-league Birmingham Barons. This surreal fillip in sports history, which ended up bisecting Jordan's phenomenal NBA career, forms the basis of "Jordan Rides the Bus," director Ron Shelton's documentary that premieres Tuesday on ESPN.
August 23, 2010 |
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is bringing back what's considered his worst move as a basketball executive: Kwame Brown . The Bobcats on Monday agreed on a one-year deal with Brown for the veteran minimum of $1.3 million. Agent Mark Bartelstein says Brown will sign on Tuesday. Jordan was running the Washington Wizards when he selected Brown straight out of high school with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft. The big man turned out to be a major disappointment.
July 10, 2010 |
Bo Jackson, one of the most celebrated athletes of his generation, transcended the sporting world and became a pop culture icon. His Nike commercials turned "Bo knows" into a catchphrase, playing off Jackson's ability to perform outrageous feats in multiple sports. Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy as a running back at Auburn, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the first pick in the 1986 NFL draft. The Bucs told him to choose football over baseball, but he signed instead with the Kansas City Royals.
June 19, 2010 |
Everybody supposedly gets everything they deserve and so, at last, did Kobe Bryant. That's for better and worse. His excesses and mistakes were pure Kobe, as was the disconnect with the media. Nevertheless, you'd have to be some hard case to miss the fact he's one of the all-time greats, with a career arc and audacity that make him the high-wire act of all time — and was for years while being accused of tanking big games or pouting, as recently as the Oklahoma City series in April.
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May 30, 2010 |
Michael H. Jordan, a skilled troubleshooter who held leadership roles at CBS, PepsiCo and Westinghouse, died Tuesday in New York from complications related to cancer, CBS Corp. announced. He was 73. Jordan was instrumental in crafting the media conglomerate that became the CBS of today as its chairman and chief executive. As the top executive at Westinghouse Electric Corp., he engineered the acquisition of CBS in 1995. He later shed Westinghouse's industrial businesses and kept the media business.
March 17, 2010 |
The NBA's Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved Michael Jordan's $275-million bid to buy the Charlotte Bobcats from Bob Johnson. Jordan will immediately take over after serving as a minority investor with the final say on basketball decisions since 2006. "Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing-career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise," Jordan said in a statement. "I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to build a winning team in my home state."