Monday, September 7, 2009

Hall Ready

It's a big week to be a fan of the Utah Jazz. John Stockton and Jerry Sloan will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this coming weekend from September 10-12 in Springfield, Mass.

Perhaps most fitting (or aggravating!), Bulls legend Michael Jordan, basketball’s greatest player ever, will join Stockton and Sloan among a class of five that will be named for enshrinement.

How ironic is that! The man who dashed our dreams, stole our back-to-back Finals show and overcame the greatest pinnacle moment in Jazz history, will once again overshadow the legendary status and induction of two of our greatest franchise figures. Thank goodness the Mailman won't be inducted with them!... or at least not quite yet. Jordan was always the thorn in our side, the water to our fire, the nail in our coffin.

While it's great to see them finally go into the Hall, I wish Sloan and Stock could do it separately on their own terms and timing... certainly isolated from "the man" that gave us so much grief. I suppose it's only fitting that events transpire this way. Sometimes, current events can be a tough reminder of how history really took place.


Rebecca said...

david robinson should not be in the hall of fame.

Pasty Gangsta said...

The other fitting thing about this that neither Jerry nor Stock like the limelight. They're actually probably happy that Jordan is getting all the attention.

It is interesting that ESPN Classic was running D Rob games this weekend to honor his selection. . . Stock is much more deserving of the Hall.