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By John Eisenberg | June 1, 2001
ODDLY ENOUGH, while we don't know if Michael Jordan is going to make a comeback with the Wizards next season, we do know who is going to win the NBA championship this season. And while those might seem to be separate, unrelated stories, maybe they're not. The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 19 straight games, obviously are going to take the title again, just as they did a year ago, only more impressively this time. The Eastern Conference finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers is pretty interesting, due mainly to the amazing Allen Iverson, but, let's face it, whoever wins is just going to get stomped by the Lakers.
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By Justin Fenton and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2011
Several people were arrested at malls across Maryland as police broke up crowds of hundreds lined up to buy Nike Air Jordan Concords, part of a nationwide frenzy over the new sneakers that prompted a number of disturbances. Mobs broke down store doors in suburban Atlanta, shots were fired in Richmond, Calif., and police pepper-sprayed a crowd in Seattle. The incidents recalled violence in the 1990s when the high cost of the shoes combined with their popularity led to well-publicized violence, including a slaying of a Meade High School teen in Anne Arundel County that was the focal point of a Sports Illustrated cover story.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
Air Jordan has landed on the water. At least that's the rumor bouncing around Severna Park, as people breathlessly gab about the huge brick house -- make that compound -- that basketball legend Michael Jordan supposedly has bought or is buying on the Severn River. A little boy recently pressed the buzzer at the exclusive gated community seeking an autograph. People talk about "Michael," as if they know the guy. Everyone, it seems, has heard about their most famous new neighbor since game-show host Pat Sajak rolled into town.
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By John Eisenberg | June 1, 2001
ODDLY ENOUGH, while we don't know if Michael Jordan is going to make a comeback with the Wizards next season, we do know who is going to win the NBA championship this season. And while those might seem to be separate, unrelated stories, maybe they're not. The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 19 straight games, obviously are going to take the title again, just as they did a year ago, only more impressively this time. The Eastern Conference finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers is pretty interesting, due mainly to the amazing Allen Iverson, but, let's face it, whoever wins is just going to get stomped by the Lakers.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1998
CHICAGO -- As he emerged from the Chicago Bulls' huddle, walking onto the United Center court with a swagger, Michael Jordan knew it was his moment. Who else do you call a play for with the game tied and just over four seconds left -- Luc Longley?Jordan started the final sequence under his own basket, somehow pulling free from the two-handed waist-grip applied by Atlanta Hawks guard Steve Smith. Taking the inbounds pass at the top of the key, Jordan dribbled twice to his right in a move that put Smith and forward Chucky Brown -- running to double team Jordan -- on a collision course.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
Air Jordan has landed on the water. At least that's the rumor bouncing around Severna Park, as people breathlessly gab about the huge brick house - make that compound - that basketball legend Michael Jordan supposedly has bought or is buying on the Severn River. A little boy recently pressed the buzzer at the exclusive gated community seeking an autograph. People talk about "Michael," as if they know the guy. Everyone, it seems, has heard about their most famous new neighbor since game-show host Pat Sajak rolled into town.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 10, 1997
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Inc. and basketball star Michael Jordan yesterday announced a new line of basketball shoes and sportswear to be made and sold by Nike under the "Jordan" brand name.The first Jordan products are expected to be on store shelves Nov. 1, in time for the holiday selling season.The line, which will include the current Air Jordan brand, is expected to generate more than $300 million in revenue in fiscal 1998, analysts said.The move allows Nike, the world's largest maker of athletic shoes and sportswear, to gain even more of the basketball-shoe market through another brand, analysts said.
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By Ellen Warren and Ellen Warren,Knight-Ridder | October 2, 1991
WASHINGTON -- "Where was Michael?" was the big question in the White House Rose Garden yesterday. Or, to put it more bluntly, how come Air Jordan stiffed the president of the United States?How come one of the best known professional athletes in the world didn't show up to meet one of the world's best known amateurs? Where was the most famous Chicago Bull when President Bush honored the NBA champions? Good question.No one would say exactly why Michael Jordan didn't come to the party, but this much is known: A lot of people, big shots and little shots alike, were crushed.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | October 6, 1993
CHICAGO -- He was on the field at Comiskey Park shortly before sunset to throw out the first pitch of the American League playoffs. Smiling. Throwing a strike to Ron Karkovice. Looking good. Who better than Michael Jordan to bless a big sporting event in this town?The news, the stunning news, started filtering through the press box some three hours later, as the Blue Jays were pounding the White Sox and the stadium was beginning to empty. A story on the wire. Jordan to retire tomorrow.In the press box, you could see the word passing from seat to seat.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 28, 1990
COLLEGE PARK -- It starts with the jersey, No. 23. Then there are the state-of-the-art baggy shorts. And, of course, the wagging tongue.Michael Jordan isn't coming to Cole Field House tonight. Harold Miner is.Miner -- one of college basketball's top shooting guards, and certainly one of its most unknown stars -- will lead Southern Cal (1-0) against Maryland (1-0) tonight at 7:30."I think it'll come," Miner said of his recognition, which so far has been limited mostly to the West Coast. "I'm not worried about the publicity.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
Air Jordan has landed on the water. At least that's the rumor bouncing around Severna Park, as people breathlessly gab about the huge brick house - make that compound - that basketball legend Michael Jordan supposedly has bought or is buying on the Severn River. A little boy recently pressed the buzzer at the exclusive gated community seeking an autograph. People talk about "Michael," as if they know the guy. Everyone, it seems, has heard about their most famous new neighbor since game-show host Pat Sajak rolled into town.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
Air Jordan has landed on the water. At least that's the rumor bouncing around Severna Park, as people breathlessly gab about the huge brick house - make that compound - that basketball legend Michael Jordan supposedly has bought or is buying on the Severn River. A little boy recently pressed the buzzer at the exclusive gated community seeking an autograph. People talk about "Michael," as if they know the guy. Everyone, it seems, has heard about their most famous new neighbor since game-show host Pat Sajak rolled into town.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | February 21, 1998
CHICAGO -- As he emerged from the Chicago Bulls' huddle, walking onto the United Center court with a swagger, Michael Jordan knew it was his moment. Who else do you call a play for with the game tied and just over four seconds left -- Luc Longley?Jordan started the final sequence under his own basket, somehow pulling free from the two-handed waist-grip applied by Atlanta Hawks guard Steve Smith. Taking the inbounds pass at the top of the key, Jordan dribbled twice to his right in a move that put Smith and forward Chucky Brown -- running to double team Jordan -- on a collision course.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 10, 1997
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Nike Inc. and basketball star Michael Jordan yesterday announced a new line of basketball shoes and sportswear to be made and sold by Nike under the "Jordan" brand name.The first Jordan products are expected to be on store shelves Nov. 1, in time for the holiday selling season.The line, which will include the current Air Jordan brand, is expected to generate more than $300 million in revenue in fiscal 1998, analysts said.The move allows Nike, the world's largest maker of athletic shoes and sportswear, to gain even more of the basketball-shoe market through another brand, analysts said.
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By MILTON KENT | May 31, 1995
Let's finally put to rest any notion that the uptick in NBA ratings is solely Michael Jordan-driven, as the national overnight ratings from the Memorial Day weekend are in and healthy.NBC's three games this weekend scored an 8.6 average, a 16 percent boost from the same set of contests last year, namely the third and fourth games of the conference championships.Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern series between Orlando and Indiana were up 11 and 12 percent, respectively, from the same games last year between the Pacers and New York Knicks.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
It's a bronze statue that stands 11 1/2 feet, depicting an airborne Michael Jordan dunking over a helpless foe. And amid speculation that Jordan might return to basketball, fans in Chicago have flocked to the statue outside the United Center, bowing, hoping, pleading that he would do just that.Yesterday, in two words, those prayers were answered."I'm back."That was the statement that Jordan, 32, released through his agent, David Falk, letting the world know his 17-month retirement from the NBA was over.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 13, 1991
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- For seven seasons, Michael Jordan has heard the critics say he is too selfish, too point-hungry, too dominant in talent and style to play for a championship team.They said he never would learn to share the limelight with his less-gifted teammates in the fashion of Magic Johnson, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles. Minus a title, Jordan was forced to grin and bear it.But Jordan had the final word at The Forum last night, becoming the ultimate team player as the Bulls clinched their first title with a 108-101 victory over the Lakers.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
CHICAGO -- For years, since Michael Jordan's heralded arrival in 1984, "the other" Chicago Bulls have had to endure the ridicule and frustration of being cast as his caddies.They have heard and read all the jokes: "Jordan and the 11 Dwarfs," "Michaelangelo and his house painters," and "Air Jordan and his stewards."But those demeaning perceptions changed dramatically Sunday night, as Jordan led his teammates on a victory lap around cavernous Chicago Stadium, jumping and jitterbugging on press tables and joyously spraying their fans with bubbly as they joined in celebrating the Bulls' second straight NBA title.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | May 11, 1994
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It is playoff time in the NBA, where Michael Jordan once ruled both earth and sky, but that seems a world away as he lopes across the outfield at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.Is this a second chance or a second childhood? The Birmingham Barons don't really care. Air Jordan has inflated home attendance and pumped up interest in the Double-A Southern League as he pursues his unlikely quest to reach the major leagues.Everybody likes Mike, though it is unclear whether they have come for a sideshow or a serious assault on the seemingly impossible.
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