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    It didn't change how the NBA viewed him, but I'm sure it hurt some of the Bulls fans' feelings. If you don't care about that, that's fine, but it does exist.

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    Because fans in Chicago DIDN'T want to take down his statue?
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    Because fans in Chicago DIDN'T want to take down his statue?
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    I would rather Reggie not come back. I certainly don't want him to play in the east, mostly because I think he'd stand a better chance of getting a ring if he played in the west.

    As for my memories of Michael Jordan's comeback, I remember he sucked. I remember he sucked so bad he actually got called for traveling. Sure I know he won six rings, but what I remember is him coming back and getting schooled by Al Harrington.

    I don't know about you, but I don't want something like that happening to Reggie.

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    If you didn't enjoy watching MJ's last All Star game I just have no idea how you could enjoy watching basketball of any kind.

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    If you didn't enjoy watching MJ's last All Star game I just have no idea how you could enjoy watching basketball of any kind.
    There's a big difference between playing well in an All-Star game and having your ankles broken by Jamaal Tinsley on national televison.

    Also, as Grace exclaimed during that same game, "Oh my god!!! They just called travelling on Michael Jordan!!!"
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    There's a big difference between playing well in an All-Star game and having your ankles broken by Jamaal Tinsley on national televison.
    And having your ribs (literally) broken by Ron Artest.

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    The way people talk, you'd think that Jordan was a scrub that averaged 6 points a game when he was a Wizard.

    The reality is that he was averaging 22.9 ppg 60 games into the season in 01-02, then got hurt. He came back the next year, played in every game, and averaged 20 pts and 6 bds. He shot.445 from the field, compared to the .437 Reggie shot his last year here.

    Michael Jordan was still a very, very good player as a Wizard. Just not the 30PPG MJ we saw in Chicago year in and year out.

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    And having your ribs (literally) broken by Ron Artest.
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    The way people talk, you'd think that Jordan was a scrub that averaged 6 points a game when he was a Wizard.

    The reality is that he was averaging 22.9 ppg 60 games into the season in 01-02, then got hurt. He came back the next year, played in every game, and averaged 20 pts and 6 bds. He shot.445 from the field, compared to the .437 Reggie shot his last year here.

    Michael Jordan was still a very, very good player as a Wizard. Just not the 30PPG MJ we saw in Chicago year in and year out.
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    If you didn't enjoy watching MJ's last All Star game I just have no idea how you could enjoy watching basketball of any kind.
    All Star games suck.

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    The way people talk, you'd think that Jordan was a scrub that averaged 6 points a game when he was a Wizard.

    The reality is that he was averaging 22.9 ppg 60 games into the season in 01-02, then got hurt. He came back the next year, played in every game, and averaged 20 pts and 6 bds. He shot.445 from the field, compared to the .437 Reggie shot his last year here.

    Michael Jordan was still a very, very good player as a Wizard. Just not the 30PPG MJ we saw in Chicago year in and year out.
    Yeah, he averaged 20 points, playing 35 minutes per on a bad team (sorry MTO). And yes, he shot 44%, but he used to shoot above 50%. You neglected to mention that he shot 41% his first year back, including 19% from 3.

    He wasn't a "very, very good player", he was an average player that benefited from the offense running through him on a bad team. He put up numbers an Al Harrington could just have easily put up.

    The numbers weren't the story anyway. It was seeing how slow he was. He was a shadow of his former self with no explosivenss whatsoever. Sure, he still had the killer instinct, but his body betrayed him.

    Now, it's a testament to how great he was that as broken down as he became he was still a productive player. Same as when Magic came back the second time (albeit as a PF). But both comebacks are looked upon as jokes because they were so far from what they were.

    Can Reggie come back and be productive? Sure, especially as a role player. But a lot of people don't want to see the great Reggie Miller reduced to that.
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    heck the last image I have of Jordan is missing the breakaway dunk!

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    sadly the only time i got to see MJ live was a game around thanksgiving vs. the pacers. at that point he wasn't starting but backing up stackhouse and the like and for me in a lot of ways it really hurt my lasting image. now i certainly remember all the monumental games from tv but something about seeing him live like that did leave me fairly unimpressed. maybe it would have been different had i seen him in person in his prime.
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    I still want my last image of Michael Jordan to be leaving MSA, with his head down after Game #6, as the Pacers win the series 4-2 and advance to the 1998 NBA Finals.

    Is that so wrong?
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    I still want my last image of Michael Jordan to be leaving MSA, with his head down after Game #6, as the Pacers win the series 4-2 and advance to the 1998 NBA Finals.

    Is that so wrong?

    if that is wrong - then I don't want to be right!

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    Has there been any more actual news regarding Reggie's decision?

    Any quotes from Reggie himself or Barkley or Kenny?
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    Reggie is a pure shooter. He didn't make it on athleticism like some. Pure shooters who are clutch will always have a place. I do not think he would be reduced to a role player. Is Robert Horry simply a role player? No, he is a clutch veteran who steps up in the playoffs, and played a huge role in winning several championships. I think a new Reggie would fit in more along those lines. (Yeah, I know he doesn't do all the little things Horry does, but he does that one big thing, and does it better.)

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    Robert Horry is a roleplayer.

    As much as I love Reggie, they're not going to put him on the floor over Pierce or Allen when the game's on the line. And no matter how much they respect him, they're not going to regularly give Reggie the last shot over Pierce, Allen, and KG except as a once-in-a-long-while ruse.
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    Robert Horry is a complete player who is willing to play a lesser role. He's also unintimidated by, and capable of stepping up during, pressure situations.

    Just because he's willing to defer doesn't make him an inferior player.

    Unlike a number of one-dimensional players who get (mis)labeled as role players because that's all they can do, Horry can do it all when asked, but he's also willing to just do what he's asked to do. I.e., play his role.

    And, yes, he does that because he's recognized that's he is not really "great", by NBA standards, at any one thing. There are a number of players in the league with more "skillz" than Horry that don't actually help their teams.
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    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Bird on the radio:

    Dan P - "Have you called Reggie?"

    Larry - "No. He's 42 years old." (laugh)

    He was having fun, but he was serious too, no interest at all.

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    to be fair i think horry accepts being a role player because San Antonio lets him take the regular season off (ala shaq)
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    Reggie, what a great singing voice you have!
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    I have to admit, listening to Reggie on Dan Patrick, I think he's going to do it. Not saying I'm 100% positive on that, but he's serious and it's to win a ring. It WILL change how I view Reggie, it WILL change how I feel about Reggie, but he'd have to do a lot more to make me stop "loving" him, so the Celtics would become my #2 team for 2008 if this happens. League Pass becomes way more with it.

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    The ring thing, getting it where you NEED at least 3 superstars to carry you there, isn't that just about as good as buying one on Ebay? I don't get the cache of these types of rings, where's the satisfaction?

    Reggie even admitted that he had concerns about the REST of the Celtics roster, meaning that he even thinks that "his ring" rests on not just the effort of the big 3, but even the rest of the role players. So just WTF is he contributing to the effort and how does that alter what he was, which specfically was a HOF caliber superstar that CARRIED teams himself.

    His ring wouldn't match his resume. It's like being the star of a YMCA league after being an NBA star. Sure you get the Y title and a T-shirt for MVP of the league, but it's still nothing compared to what you were.

    WILL PERDUE was a ring winning role player. That's what Reggie would be, that's the kind of ring he'll have. A freaking Will Purdue, Luc Longley ring. wow, impressive

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