For all we know, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan may have finally gotten it right with the surprising hiring of St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap as coach on Monday.
The blowout wins in Barcelona are covered, including Charles Barkley's infamous elbow against Angola and the ferocity with which Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen hounded Toni Kukoc, then a 22-year-old playing for Croatia. But where the sensational 90-minute documentary The Dream Team, which airs tonight on NBA TV, really finds its voice is with the candid, behind-the-scenes footage of the most remarkable team ever assembled.
Make that two clocks that are ticking loudly now for the embattled Michael Jordan.
Watching the Charlotte Bobcats stumble around the court this year may make the casual fan wonder who is running this beleaguered organization.
Like many sports teams, the Charlotte Bobcats are caught in an argument between haters and homers. One group thinks the Bobcats are one of the worst teams in NBA history. Those are the homers. The haters think the Bobcats have been losing on purpose so they can get the No. 1 pick in the draft. The homers say "No, that's not fair. They really do suck this bad. They're not trying to suck; they just suck at trying."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kobe Bryant has surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star game's greatest scorer.
NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan has been off the court for years; now, he's off the market.
Police officer needed help with crowd waiting to buy new Jordan shoe. KETV's John Oakey reports.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has stepped down from his captain's assistant role at this month's Presidents Cup golf tournament due to the ongoing NBA lockout.
Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan has been hit with a fine by the league for comments he made about the collective bargaining agreement which is currently under discussion.
If one legendary basketball superstar on the cover of your video game is great, what about three?
SI.com asked several current and retired SI writers to offer reflections on the best team they ever covered as sports journalists. Here's Phil Taylor on the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls:
He's already returned twice to the NBA after multiyear hiatuses, but could Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, who turns 48 on Thursday, return once again?
When TBS panned over to Michael Jordan during Tuesday night's Yankees-Rangers game, the most surprising thing to many viewers was the woman sitting next to him: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.
It's obvious that the Miami Heat are talented enough to match or exceed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' NBA record of 72 wins in a season. The Heat's trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could be as potent a three-man core as any in league history. But getting to 72 or beyond requires more than just superior talent. It takes a ton of other qualities as well, like health, unselfishness, toughness (both physical and mental), single-mindedness and no small degree of luck. A team that possesses all those qualities has a chance to make history. But only a chance.
Standing in the tunnel at Chicago Stadium, Michael Jordan looks back and asks, "Are you ready?"
From training camps in late September to blockbuster moves through the summer -- what has it all meant?
The biggest impact of LeBron James' move to Miami had nothing to do with his poorly planned TV show.
GREENWICH, Conn., July 8, 1990 -- Michael Jordan announced on national television he's leaving Chicago to join the Detroit Pistons. Jordan said it was tough to bolt Chicago, where he was the most popular athlete in many years, because he thinks he has a better chance to win a championship if he plays with Pistons star Isiah Thomas. Jordan said by playing together, he and Thomas "won't have the pressure of going out and scoring 30 every night."
LeBron James' free agency has been the ultimate sports story for the Twitter age: constant updates, very little new information. The league thinks he's going to Chicago! Pat Riley is angling for him! The Nets want him to have his own Russian province! The Knicks heard he loves pretzels that taste like soot!
Michael Jordan won six NBA championships, five MVP awards and was a 14-time All Star, but there was one honor that had avoided his grasp -- until now.
Earlier this season, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James said that he was switching his jersey from No. 23 to No. 6 because he wanted to honor Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
The most fascinating theater of these NBA playoffs is a one-on-one duel between two players who haven't even shared a court. They are at opposite ends of the legend career arc: Kobe Bryant, 31 years old, still clinging to his throne; LeBron James, just 25, trying to ascend to his. They are on opposite ends of the country, both playing hurt, both shaping their legacy, one painful and extraordinary minute at a time.
Our annual review of money and how it has been spent on players finds a total of $2,108,698,855 obligated to 502 players -- some to contracts of six years, others to contracts of 10 days -- for an average of $4.2 million per player this season, according to official NBA payroll figures I viewed Monday. This amounts to a reduction of $35.6 million in player salaries since last season.
Barring some unforeseen circumstance, it appears Kentucky freshman point guard John Wall will become the NBA's next No. 1 draft pick.
"I'd like to see some of those organization guys step out there and play." -- Michael Jordan, in his last season as a Chicago Bull.
Retired basketball icon Michael Jordan bought a majority share of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, officials said Saturday.
Four SI.com writers analyze the latest news and address hot topics from around the NBA each week. (All stats and records are through Nov. 30.)
This is going to sound very, very wrong... because, well, it is very, very wrong. But I'm sorry. I'll admit this straight out: I am fascinated by this Tiger Woods accident story. I'm fascinated, and I'm paying close attention, and I will read whatever stories come out about it. Sure, I know it's wrong. I know it's gossip. I know it's rubbernecking on a highway. I know. Tiger Woods and his family deserve some privacy in their lives. They should have the right to go on without having to share the most personal details of their lives. They should not have to deal with reporters and photographers stalking them. And so on. I believe these things with all my heart.
Four SI.com writers analyze the latest news and address hot topics from around the NBA each week. (All stats and records are through Nov. 16.)
Bryon Russell wasn't joking when he challenged Michael Jordan to a game of one-on-one after being called out in Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech. But Russell is beginning to think that Jordan was kidding when he agreed to play.
It's fascinating how genetics can shape an athlete. Michael Jordan, for example, appears to have passed along some of his talents to his kids.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan has caused a furor at the President's Cup golf tournament after the former Chicago Bulls player was snapped smoking a cigar at the Harding Park course in San Francisco.
They are in many ways the perfect class, three players whose greatness is unquestioned, who have had the phrase "Hall of Famer" attached to their names long before this weekend, when the title becomes official. Michael Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton have been referred to as future Hall of Famers or certain Hall of Famers for years now, for so long that the induction ceremony Friday night in Springfield, Mass., seems like a mere formality.
I was 24, Michael Jordan was 23. He was sitting on a padded table in the trainer's room at the Chicago Bulls' practice facility in 1986, a few days before he would score an NBA-record 63 points in a playoff game at Boston.
Now that we've seen the tape of LeBron James getting "posterized," or at least dunked on by Xavier's Jordan Crawford at his summer camp, we have the context to gauge James' and others' reaction.
Several months before the 1992 Olympics, Michael Jordan sat down in a suburban Chicago health facility with pole vaulter Sergei Bubka of Ukraine. I was there to chronicle their conversation for a Sports Illustrated story -- albeit a rather invented one -- about two superstars just chilling prior to the Barcelona Games that would re-define the concept of global marketing. Bubka was ill at ease, but Jordan -- aware that I needed something to put in the ol' notebook and genuinely curious about a guy who would stick a pole in the ground, turn himself upside down and tumble 20 feet to earth -- filled in all the conversational cracks.
It was Tom Cruise doing dinner theater, Chris Rock performing at open-mike night and Justin Timberlake singing in the church choir. And yet it was none of those things, because when Michael Jordan announced in February 1994, just weeks before his 31st birthday, that he would attempt a career as a baseball player, it was a move so unheard of, so controversial, so odd, there was almost nothing with which to compare it. The greatest basketball player who ever lived, and one of the most famous people on the planet, was opting for a completely different outlet for his competitive fire.
Michael Jordan didn't leave the NBA to play baseball. He left retirement -- the first of his three retirements, actually -- to play baseball, and for a lot of his peers, that dampened the surprise and shock of Jordan's decision.
That's quite the class the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday. Takes you back to the 1990s: Michael Jordan and a handful of others -- David Robinson, John Stockton and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer.
The Olympics aren't the only place well-known NBA players can be found engaged in some fierce hoops competition these days.
Editor's note: We asked SI.com writers to share their memories from the best game they've ever seen. Here are their stories:
Though we've long debated the idea that a cast of teammates can make a player better -- Michael Jordan didn't teach Steve Kerr and John Paxson how to nail those 25-footers; he just got them the ball -- we are open to the idea that teammates can also make a player look a whole lot worse. Whether they're disrupting spacing, not working a give-and-go the right way or leaving a player out to dry on a screen-and-roll, some of these superstars have had to overcome quite a bit on their way to that 30-point night.
Does Michael Jordan's magic touch extend to the realm of investing? Upon retirement, His Airness reportedly has an option to repurchase his stake in the partnership that owns much of the Washington...
WALKING ON AIR Here's a stylish leather dress shoe that will give your step the cushioning hoopster Michael Jordan gets from his Nikes. Cole-Haan, the high-fashion footwear designer acquired by the...
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