Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Michael Jordan's Top 10 Shots

Remember when MJ started out his NBA career by throwing up a lot of crazy shots like these? He would dunk like crazy on everyone more so when there was a seven-footer in the lane, but not everyone could throwdown a slam like he could so these alahoy shots were the closest thing to heaven for ballers.

Interestingly enough, by his second coming, his best shots were a variety of fades and trick shots. I have all the Jordan and Bulls DVDs (Region 1) and pulling out that old Come Fly With Me just reminded me of how nasty His Airness was back in the day. In hindsight, people can say that he might have not been the ideal teammate (Scottie Pippen was they claim), but that's what the team needed to win -- someone with that iron-clad will to demand the ball and tell everyone to get the F out of the way. Look at the current team -- they might be more athletically gifted than those previous Bulls teams but they're not as mentally strong.

Enjoy this for old times' sake.

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