Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:
- Chicago Bulls' negotiations to sign Jordan
- Details of Nike's efforts to secure Jordan's signature
- Chicago Bulls' 1984-85 training camp and preseason games
In this episode, we discuss the lead-up to the Bulls' signing of Michael Jordan (September, 1984); including newly-discovered details that his first-pro contract may not have been what we thought it was. Thanks to Roland's Lazenby's, Michael Jordan: The Life and Julie Strasser's, Swoosh: Unauthorized Story of Nike, we cover Nike's play to obtain MJ's signature and discuss whether or not Adidas & Converse had a real chance to lure him away. We're also pleased to detail all seven games from Michael Jordan's first preseason with the Chicago Bulls (October, 1984).
After listening to this, our fifth episode, you'll be anticipating our next installment - we'll discuss Michael Jordan's regular-season debut - the day that NBA history would be changed forever.
The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Orlando Woolridge, Caldwell Jones, Terry Cummings, Eddie Johnson & Ricky Pierce.
Topics / articles discussed (every effort has been made to confirm exact dates):
84-08-12 - Basketball: Rockets-Bulls trade
84-08-16 - Wilmington's Jordan ready to join Bulls
84-08-25 - Olympic hero Jordan gets keys to hometown
84-09-12 - Bulls to sign Jordan today
84-09-13 - Jordan's signature step up for Bulls
84-09-14 - Jordan's pact is reported even richer
84-10-06 - Jordan leads Bulls
84-10-08 - Jordan nets 32 points, Chicago topples Kings
84-10-09 - No parades yet for undefeated Bulls
84-10-09 - Jordan hi
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