[Jordan, 42, said he could still make a contribution to an NBA team.] Even though, physically, I can't do it, the mind says, 'Yeah, I can still do it,' and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA, ... Driven From Within.
NBA teams have embraced the NBA Development League as a place to give their young roster players the opportunity to improve and as a source for game tested talent in case of injury. As a result, more investors are seeking to bring the D-League to their communities.
When we go back to New Orleans, this city will get a franchise, I'm convinced, ... Whether the NBA is smart enough to come here or the NHL or the NFL or baseball, somebody will come here. This market is going to be too good for them to pass up.
This will be one of the longest trips I've ever taken in my eight years in the NBA. We were focused and I thought me moved the ball around better than we have in a while. Honestly, the Rockets have a lot of guys out, but these kinds of wins don't come easy.
I've never had a buzzer-beating game-winner, but to do it in the NBA against the world champions is a great feeling. The guy I've always looked up to is Tim Duncan . So, to do this against his team is a great feeling for me.
With the NBA scheduling, a lot of times it puts the onus on teams traveling. You play Utah one night and a team like Phoenix is resting and waiting for you the next night. That's tough. So you run into some circumstances like that more, it seems, on the road than you do at home.
I remember a lot of guys saying in the NBA everybody just sort of plays and then the last six or seven minutes you decide the game. Well, to tell you the truth, the team that shows up to play earliest normally wins. I totally disagree with that. So many games are lost in the first quarter. You get down 15 and it's such an uphill battle.
That was the most ridiculous game I've ever been a part of. When you've got a guy like [NBA vice president] Stu Jackson at the top, it shows why those referees are the way they are. It starts at the top.