Another MJ blog, but this time it is the other famous MJ- – “the greatest basketball player that ever played the game”- jersey number 23 Michael Jordan. Like the other MJ(Michael Jackson), Michael Jordan was just great, phenomenal, probably the most popular basketball player that ever played, he is and will always be the number 1 player of all time in basketball history. How did Jordan become number 1?? Actually to tell you honestly, his being number 1 is really debatable, why?? Statistically he is not number 1, here are the facts; Kareem Abdul Jabbar scored most points than Jordan (Jordan is number 3 on the scoring list), Bill Russel has more championships than Jordan (Russel has 11, Jordan has 6), Wilt Chamberlain scored the most points in a game (Wilt scored 100, Jordan scored 69- – Kobe scored 81). I can still name other statistical data that says that MJ may not be the greatest player but it will be lengthy.

What made MJ that great? Statistics says that he isn’t, but what made people label him “the greatest”? I have a rough answer to that….

Michael Jordan acted globally.

Wikinomics by Tapscott and Williams says that in order to be successful “think globally, act globally” and MJ did just that, maybe he have read the Wikinomics(haha!) or someone had given him advice that he should do just that, but truly he is a perfect example of “think globally, act globally”, let me share with you my thoughts on him.

Michael Jordan’s entrance to the NBA in 1984 was not really a headliner unlike the entrance of Lebron in 2006 and Yao Ming in 2003, because  thinking MJ was just “another athletic, good player”, he wasn’t even the first pick of that 1984 draft . He came to the NBA at a time where the hype of the Magic vs. Bird(lakers vs. Celtics) was at its peak, where Julius Erving is making waves for his hang time and dunking. But as the games goes by, MJ was slowly but surely making a mark in the basketball business.. He was slowly making his own “mark”, he was becoming the next big thing, next to Erving, Bird and Magic. But Mj didn’t stop just becoming the “next big thing”, he surely made himself the BIGESST THING that ever happened to basketball. He revolutionized the game, he put something that of his own to his game. Like what we have discussed last meeting in our orcom 152 class about “acting globally”… putting your own mark/style on you world class brand, MJ did just that. He is a world-class talent, but he put something in his game that other “world-class basketball players” didn’t do. Let me enumerate it to you; 1. MJ was the first to use baggy shorts(shorts before was really short) 2. He was probably the 1st player to use “wrist bands” as a fashion statement 3. He was the first to use basketball shoes, designed and named  after him(the jordan brand shoes..he made nike popular!) 4. He added “grace and style” to the game (making him the basketball player with the most number of endorsements) 5. He popularized game winning shots 6. He is probably the only player during his time to wear jersey number 23  and oh yes he made that number popular!really popular!…  andthe list goes on and on of what MJ did …

MJ tapped the untapped, MJ put something of his own in his game, MJ flew above every basketball player in the world, MJ made a mark,

thinking and acting globally like MJ-23.

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“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate”- His Airness Michael Jordan

About Ace!

Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer Office of the Vice Chancellor for R&D, UP Diliman Organizational communication Graduate University of the Philippines Manila President - QCPACE- UMYF Vocalist- Footlong, Rapid Pagongs Member- ALAB Judah and PUMC Worship team

12 responses »

  1. aLps says:

    Scores (like grades, ehem) are just numbers. They won’t really exude something phenomenal until you make them apparent by the way to do things. Anyone has the capability to attain higher scores than MJ, but no one, I believe, can be an MJ. Acting globally means the same thing–you gotta have that X-factor man.

    MJ’s so phenomenal that he still earns something even he’s out of the hard court!

    • ace acosta says:

      oo nga grbe nga eh…and if MJ-Michael Jackson is the king of pop..MJ-Michael Jordan is the king of basketball..he really did awesome and yes the x-factor!haha!

  2. Dominique Anne says:

    Your first sentence made me think that M Jordan is dead too. hehe! I was wrong.

    Those 6 things that MJ contributed to the basketball industry (if you also call that as such) are good examples of how one can leave a mark and not just become another existing entity.

    I hope that “leaving a mark” will not be forgotten by people to prevent acting globally from becoming redundant, so uniform, and boring.

    • ace acosta says:

      grbe naman nikki!iiyak din talaga ako pag namatay si Jordan..hehe!…yes I hope that too(leaving a mark)..

  3. renism says:

    only you can think of relating basketball to wikinomics,ace!hahaha.i love michael jordan.^^

    • ace acosta says:

      tlga??i just want to relate my wiki blog to anything that I would love to discuss..and certainly i love Michael and the game!hehe!

  4. judyismo says:

    hahaha. another MJ in your KINGdom. Request ko next King si Stephen King ah? Or next MJ–Marie Judy. Wahaha. :)) More Kings to come! (Huy basahin mo Urbandub blog ko… ) Hahaha. :))

  5. barrycade says:

    way to go in choosing a personal topic of interest and relating it with the class discussion.you supported that connection with real data plus your own, which made the post personal.

    i would have wanted you to improve the format by enumerating what you, well, enumerated. this would have avoided the long paragraph, too.🙂

  6. acommismo says:

    nice blog post ace! i liked how you relate the “thinking acting globally” part of Wikinomics to MJ-23. I think it’s Swak, parang ringless shot ni MJ. Nyaha😉

    • ace acosta says:

      wow…ringless shot!..hahaha!..tnx for appreciating it..haha!i was just thinking of something that might be fun to blog..hehe!tnx ethel!

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