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    MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    [size=13pt]Jeff Jordan prepares for life after hoops[/size]

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Jordan's son, Jeff, is leaving the Illinois basketball team after two seasons.

    The former walk-on guard surprised nearly everyone Wednesday by announcing that he plans to focus on his studies, just a few months after Illinois coach Bruce Weber said Jordan had a chance to earn more playing time and even a leadership role during his junior year.

    "I loved playing for the Fighting Illini and appreciate the support I was given by my teammates, coaches and the great fans here," Jordan in a statement. "But I have come to the point where I'm ready to focus on life after basketball."

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    So in other words he wasn't good enough to go anywhere with it? lol


    Seriously though..good for him. That education has a far better chance of taking him where he needs to be than basketball.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    "Tad7" wrote:
    So in other words he wasn't good enough to go anywhere with it? lol


    Seriously though..good for him. That education has a far better chance of taking him where he needs to be than basketball.

    He would of gotten a chance with someone just because of his name.
    For sure he could of went overseas to play.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    He doesn't need to go to school,
    he can just take some of his dad's gatorade money

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    I don't know how good he was, but if he had a reasonble shot at making a career out of professional basketball than I would have pursued that dream.
    He always has dad to fall back on or pay for his education in a few years if it doesn't work out.

    I'd much rather make my legacy playing professional basketball than electrical engineering.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I don't know how good he was, but if he had a reasonble shot at making a career out of professional basketball than I would have pursued that dream.
    He always has dad to fall back on or pay for his education in a few years if it doesn't work out.

    I'd much rather make my legacy playing professional basketball than electrical engineering.
    Maybe that's not his dream.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    "Mr" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I don't know how good he was, but if he had a reasonble shot at making a career out of professional basketball than I would have pursued that dream.
    He always has dad to fall back on or pay for his education in a few years if it doesn't work out.

    I'd much rather make my legacy playing professional basketball than electrical engineering.
    Maybe that's not his dream.
    IF that is not his dream than I'm willing to bet it's because the fear of not being able to live up to his fathers name is getting int he way - which I suppose being in his shoes would be a legitimate concern.
    Might want to make his own name for himself despite the amount of prestige associated with it.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Mr" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    I don't know how good he was, but if he had a reasonble shot at making a career out of professional basketball than I would have pursued that dream.
    He always has dad to fall back on or pay for his education in a few years if it doesn't work out.

    I'd much rather make my legacy playing professional basketball than electrical engineering.
    Maybe that's not his dream.
    IF that is not his dream than I'm willing to bet it's because the fear of not being able to live up to his fathers name is getting int he way - which I suppose being in his shoes would be a legitimate concern.
    Might want to make his own name for himself despite the amount of prestige associated with it.
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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    "Tad7" wrote:
    So in other words he wasn't good enough to go anywhere with it? lol


    Seriously though..good for him. That education has a far better chance of taking him where he needs to be than basketball.

    In other words....why play when I can go to a Good MBA school and manage my pops money, and own or run part of the business, put on my resume play 2 years D1 basket ball.

    Like Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboy) son played pro football, but he still talked Daddy Jones into cutting TO.

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    Re: MJ's son drops basketball for books at Illinois

    Good for him cuz there is no way in hell he would live up to all the hype that the name Jordan carries with it.
    I've seen him play and he was not going to be anywhere close to the level his father plays at.
    Seems like he wants to carry on the Jordan legacy working the kick game.
    He seems like he takes his fathers business seriously and will be looking to take over in the future for him.
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    Violence, sex, and drugs.
    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

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