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On Guard

Here’s Wright Thompson’s big piece on MJ at 50.


1 Ben   ~  Feb 15, 2013 11:37 am

Yo someone should write one of these where are they now pieces about a non-athlete, non-star, regular shmo. "Ben Belth, 39 years old now. He tucks his young daughter into bed by 8:30 every night. Books are read, songs are sung. His son is already asleep. Downstairs his wife waits wit the ipad and the next episode of 'breaking bad' to watch already loaded up. And there's the living room paint job to finish up. But before that, there is the silence- a brief moment on the top of the stairs. That's where Belth finds himself, remembers all the early chapters of his life and wonders, where it all go? And what happens when I take the next step...

2 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 15, 2013 6:53 pm

[1] Would have been a great start for Rod Serling...

3 joejoejoe   ~  Feb 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, age 20, confirmed that he recently played MJ in a one-on-one and lost. And I love that Jordan used to watch Westerns all the time with his father. It's nice to imagine him watching Unforgiven with his dad and doing all the lines.

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