Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Michael Jordan Returns

The word got out. Last year when I met Michael Jordan at the championship game for a 40-and-over league that he sponsors, I was the only journalist in the gym. There were some empty seats in the stands. This year was different.


The league’s director, Tony McCoy, found a publicist who had sent emails promoting the championship game. I knew there would be more people, but I didn’t expect so many on a Tuesday night. It was standing room only. There were several photographers and videographers, including a guy from CBS Channel 2. I sat under the basket almost the entire game. It is where you can get some of the most dramatic shots, and there were also no other journalists near me. I believe that’s important, getting the photo or perspective that no one else has.




Just after Michael arrived in the second half, I said hello and let him know I had a gift for him. He seemed relaxed and happy to be among some of his local basketball friends. When the game ended, everyone swarmed around him and he got trapped behind the scorer’s table. I had made a collage of basketball photos I had taken and wanted to give it to him. There were so many people that I never got to do so. His bodyguard, who I know, and local police escorted him from the building where he drove off in his black Mercedes SL 65. No one even seemed to recognize Charles Oakley or Michael Finley.

8 comments:

Jeff Hunter said...

It's good to be Mike.

One J said...

michael kors
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet online
retro 11
oakley sunglasses wholesale
coach outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses
kd shoes
coach factory outlet
jordan 5
abercrombie store
true religion jeans
jordan 8 playoffs
coach outlet online
retro jordans
oakley sunglasses wholesale
burberry scarf
red timberland boots
tods outlet
football jerseys
michael kors
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton
oakley sunglasses
20150603yuanyuan

dong dong23 said...

adidas outlet
converse sneakers
ray ban glasses
coach outlet
fila shoes outlet
oakley sunglasses
nike sb stefan janoski
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags
ralph lauren
2017.3.6chenlixiang

Hua Cai said...

louis vuitton handbags
true religion canada
nike shoes
tory burch outlet online
swarovski crystal
coach outlet clearance
tods outlet online
hermes outlet
mbt shoes outlet
tory burch outlet online store
20170406caihuali

chenlina said...

chenlina20170520
gucci handbags
burberry outlet
manchester united jersey
louis vuitton outlet stores
christian louboutin outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
polo ralph lauren
rolex watches
ralph lauren outlet
christian louboutin shoes

Jian Zhuo said...

eltics jerseys
coach outlet store
true religion outlet online
pandora charms sale clearance
michael kors outlet
cubs jerseys
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet online
michael kors uk
nfl jerseys wholesale
170523yueqin

Jian Zhuo said...

fitflops sandals
jordan femmes pas cher
mulberry uk
cavaliers jerseys
montblanc
michael kors
cheap jordan shoes
adidas outlet online
mulberry outlet uk
jordan retro
170523yueqin

qqq said...

adidas yeezy
ugg outlet
official coach factory outlet
coach outlet
fred perry polo
cheap mlb jerseys
birkenstock sandals
nmd adidas
coach outlet
tods shoes
170727yueqin