By SUN-TIMES STAFF
Those asked to recall their favorite Michael Jordan memory do so immediately. There is no hesitation, no time needed to cull memory banks because those who brushed up against his greatness recall those tales with such frequency.
Fifteen years since he last wore a Bulls uniform, and 10 years since playing in his last NBA game, the memories remain vivid because they have been repeated again and again in hotel lobbies, college gyms and at end-of-the-year banquets.
It may have been a decade since he last played, but Jordan’s shadow still looms large over the NBA. People still want to know what he was like and what it was like to play with or against him. That’s why, on his 50th birthday, we asked 50 people to share their favorite memories of Michael Jordan: