The REAL, Untold Story Behind Michael Jordan's "Retirement?" (WOW!!)

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  1. charmcitykid

    charmcitykid

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    I have been reading for years rumors surrounding MJ's "retirement" as well as Magic Johnson supposedly having HIV. From the info I've gathered over the years it appears that both MJ's and Magic's "retirements" were both cover-ups of much larger stories that would have ruined the credibility of the league and it's beloved stars. Apparently, they were both point shaving and betting on, not only games they weren't involved in, but also games they played in!! I don't have the full story on Magic, but this is the Jordan story. Enjoy and discuss...


    http://thefixisin.net/likemike



    Think MJ simply retired while playing for the Bulls in 1993? Think again...

    This article was referenced by sports writing legend Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated here (who did not deny that Jordan may have been asked to walk away from the NBA due to his gambling habits by Commissioner David Stern) and by Henry Abbott in his ESPN.com TrueHoop blog.


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  2. dabottom305

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    Too early for all that.
     
  3. 18th letter

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    I haven't even had breakfast man.
     
  4. pig love

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    [​IMG]   The NBA is a joke
     
  5. champcruthik

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    I'll reserve full judgment until a later time, but it's no secret in basketball circles that MJ has a huge gambling problem with basketball, golf, and card games. It's a blessing or wonder that the Jordan brand has done so well to support Michael's monster gambling bankroll and debts. 
     
  6. dcallamerican

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    Thanks for the printer friendly version. I will print and read. I have heard conspiracies about Magic not really having the virus but as with anything, you never know. Always fun hearing potential reasons though. Thanks for the post OP
     
  7. thorrocksjs

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    Ive said it for a while that mike dad was marked over gambling and mike retired because he may have or may not have been shaving points a bit
     
  8. pharelfor3

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    Good article but a whole lot of reaching
     
  9. dakid23

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  10. gllahone84

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    Nothing new to me...dudes been saying for years a hit was put out on Mike's pops dude to his gambling.

    The whole retirmement thing was bs from the jump.
     
  11. damn its me

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    didnt see the point shaving stuff[​IMG]
    everything else is (somewhat) well known
    good read tho
     
  12. finnns2003

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    Hmm... this would make Donaghy look like a boy scout. [​IMG]
     
  13. sekim2detcidda

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    the gambling thing is a very viable theory, but old news. I do find it hard to believe that they would allow him to own a team with that history though.
     
  14. bamazing

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    i dont....article was a good read tho
     
  15. tr1ll

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    Eh, I already knew about the gambling and the first retirement. What I didn't know is that Magic's HIV retirement was behind gambling. [​IMG]

    Good read, tho.
     
  16. 703 hwy

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    Damn, not the second greatest player ever behind Iverson.
     
  17. jking0821

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    QFT

    The conclusion is a complete reach, talking about the Jazz game being fixed.  He still had to hit the shot and ask Bryon Russel if he was uncovered
     
  18. antidope

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    This. This isnt the first time I've heard about these stories and it cetaintly wont be the last. I'm still skeptical however, I dont think its totally true, but if it is then thats a fantastic job by the NBA of covering it up. I would like to hear more about the point shaving though.
     
  19. charmcitykid

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    i feel y'all on this. when i came back and saw the huge wall of text, i was like "Damn!" [​IMG] but in all seriousness, i thought it was a great read, which is why i took the time to post. i guess late night NT woulda been appropriate?? sorry man, i'm not up on the general forums etiquette.




    the point shaving was more of an inference than an accusation. he basically said that if MJ owed "goons" then he could be easily blackmailed into point shaving. like many of u, i had been hearing about this for years, but had never really seen it be reported on like this. i'm late.




    and also, the whole tim donaughy fiasco def. gives more plausibility to this story. i personally think there is a LOT of truth to this, especially when u go back and retake everything that happened. very interesting to say the least.
     
  20. blasdiaz

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    im really interested but im too sleeppyy to read right now. thanks for posting,