MICHAEL JORDAN 1984-1990 APPRECIATION (THE HOOD CHAMPION before Corporate Michael)

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edited November 2012 in From the Cheap Seats
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The Black Culture always championed a Athlete that looked like us, Talk like us, Dress Liked us, Walk liked us, Listen to same Music like us, Played the Game like us who also was a great player before the Mainstream even accepted them from Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Wilt Chamberlin, CHOCOLATE THUNDER, Oscar Robertson, Eljin Baylor, George Garvin, Dr. J, Jim Brown, Wille Mays ect...


In the 80's Michale Jordan (1984-1990) was the Basketball Player that the hood championed who dressed, looked, played like us....HAD THE SWAG like us, Played above the Rim like us, Lock down Defense liked us, Feared no player and knew he was the best. Michael Jordan was hip-hop..... did i mention he was BLACK like us, The Brother was rocking Gold Chains around his neck, was rocking Nike Dunks.
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Now some of yall wasn't born or was just born when Michael Jordan was the player that the Black Community Championed...See in 1984 NBA was at a turning point, Dr. J was becoming more corporate friendly instead of the Soul Brother with the Big Afro that was dunking on NBA and doing moves that they never seen with so much grace, flair but with authority. ABA players was getting older and that style of play that had basketball purist calling that style of play by the blacks Jungle Ball, that was dying out.

Michael Jordan: 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Competition


In 1979 came Larry BirdBird1.jpg, a gift from the white basketball Gods to white america who was longing for a white player to play the game with the style and fundamental they loved to watch and who can talk the talk and play with any black player, and there was the SMILING NEGRO6a01127953797128a40120a5e48d0c970b-300wi MAGIC JOHNSON who was doing magic tricks with the basketball that was entertaining to the white folks and plus he loved to show them teeths and he wasn't threatening. Corporate Dr. J, Larry Bird and the Brother who did Magic tricks was the face of the NBA.
1986 Playoffs Classic - Michael Jordan vs Boston Celtics "63 points"

yeah we had ZEKE who talked shit, played lock down D and had game and from the hood but there was something missing.

In came a young Michael Jordan who had the game and played like us on the street courts, and the i don't give a fuck who you are you going to respect me and I am here muthafuckas swag, who played above the rim131206823255905.jpg with a killer instinct.

The Hood took to Michael Jordan over Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and even though the Old Heads was still claiming Dr. J as the best the young heads and hip-hop generation made Michael Jordan that brother. Chicago Bulls Jacket, Nike Dunks, Jordan Posters and Trading cards was in the hood and this is around 1985-1986.

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THIS IS THE YOUNG MIKE before he won HIS FIRST CHIP appreciation thread.


Michael Jordan 1987: Full Slam Dunk Contest
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  • northside7northside7 Posts: 18,919 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good thread, but are you saying he sold out after winning his first chip?
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    northside7 wrote: »
    Good thread, but are you saying he sold out after winning his first chip?

    no i didn't say he sold out, i said he went corporate and that's when NBA start molding him in their image so he can be the face of the NBA. the rawness of the Michael Jordan movement became more corporate
  • northside7northside7 Posts: 18,919 ✭✭✭✭✭
    waterproof wrote: »
    waterproof wrote: »
    northside7 wrote: »
    Good thread, but are you saying he sold out after winning his first chip?

    no i didn't say he sold out, i said he went corporate and that's when NBA start molding him in their image so he can be the face of the NBA. the rawness of the Michael Jordan movement became more corporate

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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    NBA Slam Dunk Contest 1988. Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins
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  • StewStew Im In My Permanent PRhyme We run this spot like a Chinese sweatshopPosts: 35,829 Regulator
    I don't think he went "Corporate", I'd call it growing up. Nigga wasn't a young man anymore. Got married, had kids. Time to start thinking long term
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  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In the 80's Michale Jordan (1984-1990) was the Basketball Player that the hood championed who dressed, looked, played like us....HAD THE SWAG like us, Played above the Rim like us, Lock down Defense liked us, Feared no player and knew he was the best. Michael Jordan was hip-hop..... did i mention he was BLACK like us, The Brother was rocking Gold Chains around his neck, was rocking Nike Dunks.

    Spoiler:
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  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i thought that the mentality of the streets was to get money
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Matt- wrote: »
    In the 80's Michale Jordan (1984-1990) was the Basketball Player that the hood championed who dressed, looked, played like us....

    so then why did you all dress like him and try to play like him well after 1990 and even a decade after his retirement?

    maybe the those born after 1990 so how about you go ask them that question, and MJ style of play that's typical on how brothers play on the blacktop, you ask any ball player they will tell you that.

    so michael-jordan-the-shrug.jpg in the words of Flavor Flav I CAN'T DO NOTHING FOR YOU MAN
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 14,913 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Larry Bird in the 80s >>>>>> Jordan. Fact! He only won cause Magic caught the bug and Bird retired, another fact!
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    I don't think he went "Corporate", I'd call it growing up. Nigga wasn't a young man anymore. Got married, had kids. Time to start thinking long term

    I expect this from you Stew but you got to let it go bruh, you almost had a point but that point is bullshit, cheating on your wife, not paying up on your gambling debts is growing up huh.......

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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Matt- wrote: »
    i thought that the mentality of the streets was to get money

    yo Matt, you really sensitive. streets is about getting money my white friend so what's the point you try to get at and i will love to have a discussion
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Larry Bird in the 80s >>>>>> Jordan. Fact! He only won cause Magic caught the bug and Bird retired, another fact!

    wrong Bird had a hard time against the Pistons the time mid-late 80's came, Jordan payed his dues going against the 76er's and Pistons from the 1986-90.

    you know as much about basketball as much as you know about football,lol.......
  • Matt-Matt- Posts: 21,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    waterproof wrote: »
    Matt- wrote: »
    i thought that the mentality of the streets was to get money

    yo Matt, you really sensitive. streets is about getting money my white friend so what's the point you try to get at and i will love to have a discussion

    i'm just saying, he is just as much a champion of the hood after 1990 than he was before 1990.

  • P swayze166P swayze166 Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mj waited until everyone got old, retired or got AIDS to start winning....not a coincidence.
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  • Max.Max. How bout i break ya arm n roundhouse kick ur head off? Posts: 21,166 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good thread
    waterproof
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This guy?

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    yeah that guy right there MikeSam.jpg
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2012
    mj waited until everyone got old, retired or got AIDS to start winning....not a coincidence.

    nobody believe that shit and this coming from a person who was following the bad boys, the same bad boys that was punking out Bird and his Celtics and who was shutting down The Showtime Lakers who Jordan had to go through the in the mid-late 80s every fucking year to they got that chip against the Lakers

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  • MC The RapperMC The Rapper Posts: 8,140 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He always had corporate influence it only grew as his career progressed.
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He always had corporate influence it only grew as his career progressed.

    I semi agree with you and i understand what you are saying and i am not disagreeing with you, but i will say that Michael Jordan was always Marketable....but when he came in the league Jordan was known as a cocky kid, a ball hogger, show boater, selfish.....and he only can play Above the Rim they mocked him for rocking gold around the neck you would of thought he was Allen Iverson, they over looked his whole game.

    But when NBA start seeing how the Bulls hats and jackets was flying off the shelves and how Jordan was held in the urban community when the mainstream and Nba players was shitting on Michael because he was lighting they asses up, then they seen the dollar signs, but didnt want to make the move because they still had Bird and Magic who owned the NBA
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