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This Week in Crushing Young Egos

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I mentioned a while back that I was reading One Last Shot by Mitchell Krugell, who chronicled Michael Jordan's first season back with the Wizards.  I had to put it on the backburner for a while once schoolwork got in the way, but now that it's over, I finally got a chance to get back into the book. 

As I've been reading, I've been looking for anything that time has rendered ironic but to this point, I've had no luck.  Yeah, it is kind of weird seeing Vince Carter being compared to MJ, but that's just more of an example of how much someone's public perception can change in 7 years.

I'll keep on the lookout for some good "that looks bad in hindsight" stories as I keep reading.  Until then, enjoy this story of Michael keeping Kwame Brown in place:

Another training camp day found Brown getting his chance to play Jordan one-on-one and the student made a move that knocked the master off balance.  "You reach, I'll teach," Brown said in a fit of bravado his teammates mocked him with all season.  Jordan then showed Kwame what it takes to be Jordan responding, "You reach, and I'll knock you on your a**," Michael then belittled Brown through the rest of the one-on-one, and after beating the rookie insisted Kwame call him "Daddy" from now on.

Now, I'd like to reiterate that this and other stories of Michael bringing up Kwame in the ways of His Airness IN NO WAY negatively affected Kwame, none whatsoever.