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Sunday, December 21, 2014

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Says He Convinced Michael Jordan to Return to NBA

We can say a lot of things about Michael Jordan as a player and person.  Knowing what we know about His Airness, however, would make it tough to believe that a person like Wolf Blitzer is responsible for one of M.J.’s major career decisions.  He may be joking, but that is exactly what Wolf is claiming.

Jordan is known for thinking incredibly highly of himself and doing what he wants, when he wants, so I doubt Blitzer had anything to do with his decision to play for the Washington Wizards after becoming the team’s GM.  Hey, I guess you never know.

“At one point, I said to him, ‘This city would really explode if you put your uniform back on and starting playing a little bit,'” Blitzer told the Washington Post via Ball Don’t Lie on Monday. “And he laughed. Then I pressed him and pressed him. After the interview, he did it. Now being an egomaniac that I am, I take personal credit. But I suspect there were other factors besides my excellent questioning that convinced him to come back and play.”

Obviously Blitzer is being sarcastic, but imagine if this were true?  Think about the Jordan we all know laying on the couch at home thinking to himself, “You know what, that Wolf Blitzer has a point.”  Stranger things have happened I’m sure.  Not many, but probably a few.



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