Years ago

If Michael Jordan played today

If MJ was in the league today - I think with social media, that he would be one of the most hated players in the league outside of Chicago.

There would be ex teammates sub tweeting what a prick he is, vines of him at casino's drunk the night before the game, and his personality would come across as fake through social media. The hyper competitve thing that was talked up in the 90s as great leadership would be criticised daily in blogs, talking head shows, etc.

On the court he would still be untouchable although I dont think the Jordan brand would be as big.

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A. Bitoni Fan  
Years ago

It's an interesting topic, isn't it? Jordan seemed to have a lot of "character flaws" that as you say would perhaps have more light shone on them in today's social media.

However, I think he'd still retain his aura, just because of the near "superhuman" role he played on the court - producing big performances when they mattered most and topped with a catalogue of clutch highlights.

Maybe all the extra-curricular stuff would serve only to enhance his legend! I could easily see the social media world saying "wow, what a beast, at the casino all night the day before and then coming out and dropping 55 including the game winner!"

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Years ago

Pretty pointless speculation of something entirely subjective

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Years ago

Should we shut down the internet then?

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Years ago

339, had a bad day champ?

Get tucked into bed, have a nice long sleep and come back tomorrow.

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Years ago

Drinking all night and smoking cigars the night before games and downing a steak right before the game. Whatever the guy was doing, he knew how to make it come together on the court.

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Melvin Corpuscle  
Years ago

ordan wouldve bren smart enough to pay someone to run his social media presence and people close to him wouldve still been too scared to talk shit about him.

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Years ago

Maybe the topic should have been "would MJ be as popular if social media was around when he played?"

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Years ago

I don't get it. Why is this even being discussed.
If Jordan played today he would be terrible. Goodness, if you people think Vince Carter has declined, just consider how much older than him MJ is.

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Years ago

Hahahaha ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Years ago

Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time. You need to interpret that statement. Unless somebody come and erase his record.

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