The Light and Darkness of Michael Jordan

Wright Thompson just published a powerful long-form profile of Michael Jordan at 50. It’s got some rough language, but it’s a penetrating character study of one of the most interesting men of our time (HT: Vitamin Z) The piece shows two major things to me: first, how Michael Jordan so beautifully displayed the image of [Read More…]

Michael Jordan’s Teacher: “Nobody Cut Michael Jordan”

Those of us who grew up going to wildly overpriced basketball camps (remember Five Star?  What a racket!) often heard the inspiring and–ahem–comforting tale that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player in the world, was cut from the varsity team as a sophomore.  Great story–except it’s not technically true. This is disheartening news for those [Read More…]