When I watched Michael Jordan’s induction speech to the Hall of Fame I hoped it would never end. It brought back memories of my childhood. From watching him get roughed up against the “Bad Boys” of Detroit to hitting that infamous shot in Game 6 off of Byron Russell. Everytime I stepped on the court I tried to emulate MJ. Everyone I knew did.
This morning I logged onto Twitter to read what others had to say about the speech. Many were saying how “arrogant” and “conceited” Michael sounded. Did you see the man play? Didn’t he always play with an air of arrogance? He is the freaking GREATEST OF ALL TIME! Jordan always played with a chip on his shoulder. He always had something to prove. And this was his way of telling all of that he made it. Can’t people just appreciate the honesty. Or would all of us just like to hear some fluffed up pre-written piece?
Maybe it’s just me, but Michael kept me fully entertained and had me running the gauntlet of emotions. From smiles to tears…just like any good speech should.