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Source: Michael Jordan preparing for a return to the NBA?

 


via Sports Illustrated / Itay Tamary:

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Just after “Michael Jordan week” ended it looks like it’s about to start up again because this story seemed to slip under under our radar. We’ve been informed that Sports Illustrated published a report that has built speculation that Michael Jordan just might be prepare for a comeback to the NBA at the age of 50. If you ask me, if there is any other player capable of achieving such a feat it’s definitely the G.O.A.T.

 

According to S.I. MJ’s long time trainer Tim Grover based out of Chicago has composed a workout regimen/ nutrition plan combined with in depth research that would be the perfect supplement for a 50 year old Jordan to get back into playing shape again for an NBA game. Grover believes that MJ is currently the best player on Charlotte which could be debatable true since he reportedly defeated the #2 draft pick of the 2012 NBA draft one-on-one.

 

One setback to this entire story as reported by SI is that MJ’s duties as a owner of the Bobcats could prevent him from planning a comeback, but if you ask me I don’t see anything preventing Jordan from coming back to play in the NBA if he wanted to. Here is the full story from Sports Illustrated.

 

Per Sports Illustrated:

MJMichael Jordan’s upcoming 50th birthday has brought the basketball legend back into the spotlight and even fueled speculation that he could attempt a comeback. If Jordan chooses to go that route, longtime trainer Tim Grover is prepared to help. Grover has done extensive research to put together a program for Jordan to follow should he attempt a return to the NBA, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, and believes that Jordan “is still the best player on the Charlotte Bobcats.” The soon-to-be 50-year-old beat 19-year-old No. 2 draft pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in a game of one-on-one last month, according to CSNHouston.com’s Dave Zangaro. Jordan’s duties as owner of the Bobcats are the main obstacles preventing him from planning a comeback, Grover told Yahoo! Sports. But Grover also said that if he ever gets the call, he will “be ready for him.” Fifty pages inside a binder sit on Grover’s desk inside his suburban Chicago home now, information and studies and research and innovations into regenerating the muscle fibers and anti-aging advances and nutrition. From his trips to Europe and Asia and the Far East, Grover has incorporated a small library of intelligence – backed with the most intimate knowledge of Jordan’s body and mind and drive – to create a program that awaits the comeback of all comebacks at 50 years old. In his last comeback attempt at 38-40-years-old, Jordan averaged more than 20 points per game over two seasons with the Washington Wizards. Grover believes that the Hall of Famer could pull off a similar feat a decade later. “His skill level was so superior to everyone else, his understanding of the commitment to the task so different, I absolutely believe [Jordan] playing again at 50 is obtainable,” Grover said. “Of course, things have been diminished away from the game so long, but even with what’s diminished by age, by not playing, I still think he’s superior to a lot of the players out there now.” Jordan has been working out more frequently in hopes of shedding pounds to reach his former playing weight of 218, as detailed in Wright Thompson’s ESPN.com feature.

So tell us what you think. Would you like to see Michael Jordan come back to the NBA? If he did, where would he rank?

 



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16 Comments

  1. John

    February 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    welp … Thts my que … (ebay time)

  2. Patrick

    February 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    This would be crazy!!!!!!!!

    • Bill Wehadababyitsaboy

      March 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      In a good way, I hope you mean……..this would literally be the greatest thing to happen to NBA basketball since…….well, 90s basketball:)

      • Mike

        June 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

        The greatest, most intriguing thing to happen, would be if MJ returned to the league today in the playing form he was in during the late 80s and early 90s. I wonder how long it would take for him to reach to the top of today’s league…with or without Scotty Pippen and Phil Jackson.

  3. Jordan

    March 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Just do it

  4. Gung GOng

    April 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Lebron needs a new dummy to tackle for his new poster. Jordan would be a good follow up after Jason Terry

  5. gar champ

    April 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Even at age 50 he would likely be a better player than he is owner. If he does return he should be forced to play for that Frankenstein of a team he put together … go Bobcats.

  6. jordan fan

    April 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    I love MJ but this is a very BAD idea

  7. Derrick Goodman

    May 9, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    when are you coming back jodan

  8. Rose Thompson

    May 15, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    It would be great if MJ came back to the NBA in top playing form.I’ve always believed he was the best player in NBA history and would love to see him again schooling Lebron and everybody else who has wanted to be like Mike!

  9. Josh

    May 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Lets go MJ, show Lebron who the greatest player of all time is!!!

    • Mike

      June 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      He most likely would not even guard Lebron or any of the other top players. He would still have a tremendous impact on the court, but in limited playing time. At 50, he could still hang with most players half his age. I wonder if Lebron or any of the other top players could say that at 50…or even 40.

  10. Danielle St Amant

    June 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I would pass out from excitement if Jordan came back. Pleeeesaaaaase be true.

  11. leon warren

    June 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    everybody KNOW THAT JORDAN IS THE BEST PLAYER TO EVER PLAY THE GAME LEBRON IS WHATEVA. AND LEBRON WILL NEVER BE LIKE MIKE OR HAVE HIS SKILL SET OR HIS STYLE ALL THOSE NBA GAMES WERE FIXED AND DAVID STEARN IS PULLING ALL THE STRINGS IT IS JUST TO MUCH MONEY INVOLVED.THERE IS NOWAY MIA SHOULD HAVE GOT PASS THE PACERS AND ANYBODY CANT SEE THAT WELL I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY

    • NBA Guru

      June 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      congrats on being ignorant and biased

      • leon warren

        June 30, 2013 at 11:31 AM

        well the truth is the truth u must dont play baskettball because if u did u would know a great player when u see one

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