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November 8, 1995 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The University of Pennsylvania will have a new guard next season His name is Michael Jordan (no, not that one), and he is a senior at Abington Friends. At a news conference yesterday at his high school, Jordan, a 6-foot, 165- pound senior, announced that he chose to continue his basketball career at Penn. His commitment is contingent upon being accepted by the university, a decision that should be made within the next few weeks. Jordan selected Penn over Drexel, Duquesne and St. Joseph's.
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March 1, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON played with a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar. It was his fuel. Sometimes that fuel flooded the engine, but Iverson never backed off a challenge. Maybe it was because of his childhood growing up in Hampton, Va., where he was the man of the house at a too-young age. Maybe it was seeing people from the neighborhood getting killed or going to prison. Maybe it was being imprisoned - wrongly, he believed - and missing out on his senior year of basketball. Or maybe because he was usually the smallest player on the court, feeling he had to prove himself every minute, showing everyone that size doesn't matter.
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February 18, 2013 | Associated Press
HOUSTON - Michael Jordan turned 50 on Sunday, giving this year's All-Stars a chance to reflect on his illustrious career and how much he still means to the sport. In a weekend filled with the NBA's greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about. Though he hasn't played since the 2002-03 season, Jordan's influence still permeates the league and its players. "Every kid that wanted to play basketball, that could play, that couldn't play, you tried to emulate Michael Jordan," Heat star Dwyane Wade said.
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February 3, 1996 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If this were Hollywood and not hardwood, last night's storybook spectacle at the Great Western Forum would require a different plot. It would be Magic Johnson, just two games into his NBA return from retirement, going one-on-one against Michael Jordan, his rival, friend and fellow hoop god, at the end of the night. It would have Johnson tossing in the winner at the buzzer - over Michael, of course. The Chicago Bulls, however, prefer to operate in the real world, a realm in which they appear to be the best basketball team on earth.
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August 29, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Wilt Chamberlain is willing to debate who is the greatest player in NBA history. He doesn't think it's Michael Jordan. "I heard Michael Jordan once say that he thought he was the greatest player of all time," Chamberlain said. "I say to Michael, until they start changing the game because you are so great, then I don't think you should be giving yourself such accolades. In fact, Michael has been enhanced by some of the things the NBA has done. My game, it went the other way. [The NBA]
NEWS
January 4, 1995
THERE WAS A WHITE MICHAEL JORDAN At the University of California at Berkeley . . . a tenured anthropologist, Vincent Sarich (asserted in 1990) that black success in basketball proved the inherited basis of talent, which in turn supported the view that whites could inherit superior mental faculties. Sarich's argument is revealingly faulty: He would tell classes that "There is no white Michael Jordan. . . . Nor has there ever been one. " Actually, there was a white Michael Jordan - the late Pete Maravich.
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December 19, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BEFORE THE SWOOSH came into his life, Michael Jordan wore Converse. Yesterday a powder-blue pair of leather hightops that he wore at North Carolina sold at auction for $33,387. ESPN.com reported that the sneaks - inscribed "Best Wishes, Michael Jordan" - were consigned to Grey Flannel Auctions by a high school teammate of Jordan's. The winning bidder, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased a nice piece of history. But they are far less valuable that some other Jordan memorabilia.
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July 5, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IN CASE YOU missed it, Joey Chestnut won his seventh straight Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest yesterday. Chestnut devoured a record 69 dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Coney Island in New York, the original home of hot dog emporium. The only thing better than watching Chestnut eat was listening to Rich Shea announce the event for ESPN. Shea, the president of Major League Eating - there really is such a an organization - helps runs the gluttony fest, so you'll forgive him if he takes it a bit too seriously.
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December 24, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Khalif Wyatt was eager to play at Madison Square Garden. The Temple guard was aware of the arena's storied basketball history. It's the place where Rick Barry, Bernard King, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and many others gave memorable performances. Judging by the media attention after Saturday's game, it was obvious that Wyatt had added another chapter to MSG lore. The guard finished with a career-high 33 points to lead Temple to an 83-79 upset of third-ranked Syracuse.
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July 27, 2016
MAYBE IT'S because Michael Jordan was perceived as being hesitant to step into the social justice arena during his playing career that his statement on Monday concerning the nation's escalating racial divide seemed so extraordinary. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is hard to imagine that his mentality was neutral toward the many black social issues that occurred during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is easy to imagine that he understood the risks involved with being a social activist during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet.
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July 27, 2016
MAYBE IT'S because Michael Jordan was perceived as being hesitant to step into the social justice arena during his playing career that his statement on Monday concerning the nation's escalating racial divide seemed so extraordinary. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is hard to imagine that his mentality was neutral toward the many black social issues that occurred during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet. Because Jordan is an intelligent and perceptive man, it is easy to imagine that he understood the risks involved with being a social activist during his tenure as the most popular black athlete on the planet.
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March 26, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Marcus Paige's 21 points in North Carolina's 101-86 win over Indiana on Friday put him ahead of Michael Jordan on the Tar Heels' all-time scoring list. When the senior was told of this accomplishment, Paige mentioned how Jordan's points came in three seasons. "Shut up," coach Roy Williams responded. "Your name's going to be ahead of Michael Jordan in something. Just take that and appreciate it. " Paige also ensured that his final game would not end against the Hoosiers, like Jordan's did in the East Regional in 1984.
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February 29, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
Fran Dunphy's exact words in the last huddle, as Temple's coach remembered them later, were directed at Owls senior Quenton DeCosey: "I'm going to give you the ball, and you're going to win the game. Are you ready for that?" The response, Dunphy said, was kind of a laugh from DeCosey, which Dunphy interpreted as: "What, are you kidding?" "It's kind of like asking a 4.0 student how he's doing in school," Dunphy said later, after DeCosey had pulled off another A. "What are you asking me for?"
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November 25, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News
You don't have to explain to Ryan Coogler why people of every age, race, gender and nationality run up the Rocky steps. Coogler, an African-American man born and bred in Oakland, Calif., inherited his "Rocky" love from his father, who inherited it from his mother - three generations have found the movie a source of powerful, personal inspiration. "My dad watched my mom pass away from complications of breast cancer," Coogler said. "Near the end, the only thing they could do together was watch TV, and it so happened the "Rocky" movies were on a lot, and that became a deep bond for them.
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November 25, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
Drink your eggs and do your one-arm push-ups, people - looks like we'll be going several more happy rounds with "Rocky. " The new spinoff, "Creed," looks like it has legs - a movie that reminds us why we loved the original, made by people who obviously cherish it as much as we do. "Creed" (in theaters today) takes us back to Rocky the striver, the guy wanting to go the distance, to prove something, if only to himself. This time his name is Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), an L.A. kid introduced to us in a lengthy prologue - illegitimate son of Apollo Creed, disowned, raised in foster homes, adopted belatedly by Apollo's wife (Phylicia Rashad)
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August 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The countdown clock to Joel Embiid's prospective return to the 76ers has restarted, more than a month after the team announced that he would indeed need bone-graft surgery in his right foot. He had that surgery Tuesday, so the mystery that had surrounded the process ought to be quelled for at least a little while. The Sixers themselves, of course, fed the questions and speculation and mystery by remaining so quiet about Embiid and his situation. They released a statement July 11 that said because Embiid had suffered a setback in the healing of his right navicular bone, he would undergo the operation within seven and 10 days.
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August 7, 2015
AFTER a full day fielding questions about playing Johnny Storm in "The Fantastic Four," Michael B. Jordan was bushed. "I spoke my piece," said Jordan, referring to a magazine essay he wrote about crossing racial lines to play the character. Stan Lee has endorsed Jordan's casting whole-heartedly, but some fans have objected to a black actor being cast to play a character who was white in the comics. What does Jordan think of the controversy online? "I honestly couldn't tell you. I haven't really been paying attention.
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June 12, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
I AM NOT completely sure in what context to put LeBron James' efforts in the 2015 NBA Finals. I have been courtside when Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki were spectacular, while leading their teams to NBA championships. I watched Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Moses Malone and Hakeen Olajuwon dominate in the Finals. I have never seen anything like what James has done with the Cleveland Cavaliers through the first three games of this series against the Golden State Warriors.
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March 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MOVE OVER Jeffrey Lurie, you've got company. Michael Jordan jumped into the deep end of the financial pool yesterday when Forbes revealed the former NBA star, who is now principal owner of the Hornets, made its 2015 billionaires list. It's a first for Jordan, whose $1 billion net worth ranked him at 1,741. Lurie is ranked at 1,638 with $1.1 billion. Others with ties to sports are Rams owner Stanley Kroenke, ranked 225 with $6.3 billion, Patriots owner Robert Kraft (381, $4.3 billion)
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February 13, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WE DON'T KNOW if LeBron James has a craving for savings. But he definitely has a passion for fashion. The Cavaliers forward is producing the NBA All-Star All-Style runway competition that will air tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. on TNT. The show, which will be taped tonight at New York's Hammerstein Theater, features several All-Star models, including Klay Thompson, James Harden and DeMarcus Cousins, who on Sunday will play for the West squad. In addition, there will be plenty of female contestants, including models Erin Heatherton and Rachel Hilbert.
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