It was hard to miss Michael Jordan's mug on the television yesterday. His Hall of Fame ceremony was the talk of the town as he was enshrined into the museum along with other notables, such as David Robinson, John Stockton and Jerry Sloan. His speech caused mixed reactions, but there was no denying that Jordan dominated another scenario in the basketball world.
But for those of us who would rather remember the "good" Jordan memories when the Pacers had their way with "His Airness", well then check out the links after the jump.
- Bruno gave us some great content yesterday as he did some digging and found this relic of a column that covered Jordan (in all his Wizards glory) playing his final game against the Pacers. Reggie Miller went toe-to-toe with Jordan as they scored 25 points apiece, but Jordan won the war yet again as the Wiz toppled the blue and gold. Check out the story for some sentimental quotes from Jordan regarding number 31.
- Along with the old column, Bruno put together a list of some of the more famous memories in the Bulls-Pacers rivalry. I'll always remember the "I'm Back" game as the tipping point when most of my grade-school friends suddenly rose from the woodwork as "Bulls" fans again after a two-year hiatus. Keep joining those bandwagons fellas, I'm still comfy right here in PacerLand.
- If Bruno's list wasn't detailed enough for you, PacersPulse created a top-10 countdown of Pacers-Bulls recollections.
- So, the Jordan speech was pretty interesting last night. I really enjoyed it, but depending on your mind-set, Jordan was either an egomaniac trying to still settle scores made long ago, or he was the symbol and extension of the man who willed his way to six rings. Either way, check out the speech here.
- Indiana Pacers Examiner Kyle Winslow wonders if the Pacers will get a piece of the 2010 free agent class next summer.
- Finally, current NBA free agent and former Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley earned some recognition for his passing abilities by the folks at Ball Don't Lie. The article listed Tinsley at No. 10 on the list of the 10 best passers of the last decade. Oh, what should have been.