Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jordan Chooses Thompson To Present Him To Hall Of Fame!

Michael Jordan will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. He could have chosen anyone from Dean Smith to Phil Jackson to present him to the esteemed group, but instead he went will a fellow North Carolinian, who he idolized as a kid, David Thompson.

In case most people don't know Thompson is in the Hall of Fame, and was nicknamed "Skywalker" because of his 48 inch vertical leap. It was rumored that Thompson could snatch a quarter off the top of the backboard at one time. Thompson played college ball at North Carolina State, then played with the Denver Nuggets first in the ABA, the NBA when the league's merged. I've included footage of Thompson's top 10 plays for all of you to feast your eyes on, he was truly great, although injuries and drugs derailed his career at the end.

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