Jordan Was Good In College, Too
And for my next “Captain Obvious” statement, I’ll go with this one: After college, Michael Jeffrey Jordan enjoyed moderate success as an NBA player. This one works, as well: If I’m not mistaken, he was also had a beneficial effect on shoe company Nike. The reason for this post is because Jordan, John Stockton, David Robinson, Jerry Sloan and Vivian Stringer are the newest class of Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. Naturally, Jordan headlines the class. Not only that, but the announcement for the Carolina guard’s induction comes on day his alma mater — North Carolina — will be playing for their fifth National Championship against Michigan State tonight.
Much like he normally does, when Jordan’s collegiate career is mentioned, he doesn’t hesitate to mention his coach, Dean Smith, “There’s no way you guys would have got a chance to see Michael Jordan play without Dean Smith.”
Considering the post-amateur careers of this year’s Hall of Fame class, it’s easy to understand why all five were selected for such an honor. While Jordan is certainly the most well-known and famous, the careers of Robinson, Stockton, Sloan and Stringer indicate all of the inductees were certainly deserving of Hall of Fame recognition.