Mitchell Krugel uses his fifteen years of following Michael Jordan's every move to explain why the man who left the game as The Greatest Player of All Time would risk his unparalleled legend to play again. After delivering the Chicago Bulls their sixth championship in by pulling off what became known as the greatest money shot in the history of the NBA, Michael believed he still had much of that Greatest-Player-Of-All-Time left in his game.
But he felt that retirement was forced on him in , and he left the game craving more doses of fifty-point binges, winner-take-all confrontations, and repeated nights of reminding fans they just saw the greatest player ever. One Last Shot not only explains why Michael Jordan came back to the court but also looks at his transition from Wizards executive to player, his struggle to join a team that had grown up with his posters on their walls, and his glories and setbacks in a Wizards season chock full of both struggles and surprises.
Krugel also details the star-laden workouts Michael designed in the summer of to get his game back into shape.
This look at Michael Jordan, circa , shows how much basketball had changed since his last coming and how much it hadn't, and how his drive pushed him to the verge of a crippling knee injury all in the pursuit of winning. And for six weeks he did make it back. He made the shots.
He made good on his mission to teach the Wizards how to be winners, to teach talented teammate Richard Hamilton to be a shooting star, and to whip Kwame Brown, the high school kid he made the first-ever first pick in the NBA draft, into a man. And he did the things that only a man of legend could do. However, he returned to the Chicago Bulls, which had an average campaign in his absence, towards the middle of the season. The side was having a miserable campaign until the return of its prodigal son.
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Jordan's comeback was considered as one of the greatest in sports' history as the team, from a spot of bother, made the Eastern Conference semifinals, where it lost out to the Orlando Magic. The very next season , the 'MJ' of old was back in his legendary number 23 outfit. He led his side to an outstanding win-loss record in the regular season. The Bulls completed their second three-peat in and Jordan, along with former teammate Scottie Pippen, became the only non-Boston Celtics players to win the NBA title six or more times with the same franchise.
Driven from Within
One half of the deadly duo, Pippen had even lauded Jordan as the backbone of the Bulls back then. In , Jordan retired for a second time but once again decided to return to the NBA in with the Washington Wizards, thereby ending his historic association with the Chicago Bulls once and for all. The US star called it quits one final time in Send the link below via email or IM Copy. Present to your audience Start remote presentation. Do you really want to delete this prezi?
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