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Growing up everybody wanted to be like Mike. Well, with the greats of today, such as Kobe, LeBron, Gilbert, just to name a few, I’m quite sure they only hope to make it Hall of Fame status. As of today, Michael Jordan has been elected into the 2009 Hall of Fame class.
DETROIT (April 6) – Michael Jordan wanted to put on his shorts and play one final time. The decorated NBA champion and MVP already had two failed retirements, so what was one more return to the court? Sharing a stage with former Dream Team teammates David Robinson and John Stockton, Jordan was all out of comebacks. Air Jordan has a new name: Hall of Famer. Jordan was elected to the class of 2009 on Monday with Robinson and Stockton. Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer are also part of a class announced in Detroit, site of the men’s Final Four. Induction is Sept. 10-12 in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.