Cztery lata temu udało mi się zadać pytanie Michaelowi Jordanowi. Działo się to w Paryżu, przy okazji meczu Charlotte Hornets – Milwaukee Bucks. Pełna relacja z tamtego wyjazdu do Paryża TUTAJ. Zapraszam, bo jest obszerna i moim zdaniem ciekawa. Albo nie, bez „moim zdaniem” – po prostu jest ciekawa. Opowiadam o rzeczach, których nie zobaczysz w telewizji i nie przeczytasz raczej nigdzie indziej. A poniżej moje pytanie do pana Jordana wraz z materiałem wideo.
Michael, Karol Śliwa from Poland. Before I ask this question, please let me tell you that this situation, this is surreal to me. I would never say I’d be able to talk to the GOAT when I was watching you on TV when I was a kid.
MICHAEL JORDAN: Thank you.
My question is – what’s your view on nowaday’s basketball, free-flowing position-less basketball and how would you find yourself in this type of basketball? There’s no question in my mind you would be dominating, but your game would be probably a little bit different.
MICHAEL JORDAN: You get a lot of different descriptions about how I would play in this basketball game. I’m pretty sure I would make my adjustments. I think the game would still be played with a sense of passion. I don’t think the passion in the game of basketball has changed. I think the talent has changed. I think the versatility has changed. Yeah, you have younger players, and you have bigger players, but overall you still have to shoot, you still have to defend, you still shoot free throws, you still shoot threes, you do all those things, you have to play as a team. Those things transcend generations.
So I mean, as much as I would have played here, things would have been totally different. I would have been playing against LeBron James. I would have been playing against Anthony Davis, as opposed to playing against Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Would I have had as much success? We’ll never know. I’ll let you guys speculate on that, but I think my passion for the game would have been the same. I love the game of basketball.