Monday, February 17, 2014

The Son of (a) Man (named James Jordan, Sr.)

Michael Jordan is the most underrated basketball player in the history of basketball.

Every time someone compares Michael Jordan to Lebron James, Michael Jordan is underrated.  Every time someone talks about Kobe Bryant being the equal of Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan is underrated.  Every time someone says, "I'm ready to accept Michael Jordan as a good basketball player, but I don't accept the claim that he is somehow the Greatest Of All Time", Michael Jordan is underrated; for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so is Michael Jordan's game greater than the game of anyone else who ever has or ever will pick up a basketball.

And so, on this day of February 17th, let us pause to reflect on the birth of Michael Jeffrey Jordan, the savior of basketball, and let us remember all that he has done for each and every one of us.

On February 17th, 1963, Michael Jordan was born in the small town of Brooklyn in a manger (for there was no room in the Holiday Inn).

And the shepherds of basketball said to one another, "Let us go to Brooklyn and see this thing which has happened."  And so Oscar Robertson...

...Wilt Chamberlain...

...Bill Russell...

...and Elgin Baylor...

...hurried off and found the baby Jordan, lying in a manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what they had seen.

He who has ears, let him hear the story of Michael Jordan, the Son of (a) Man (named James Jordan, Sr.).

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