dougthonus wrote:Michael Jackson wrote:I don’t think Jordan was adverse to drugs but I surely don’t think he was a heavy drug user worth mentioning either. I mean if Jordan took a bump at a party it is nothing like what was going on with the NBA when he came in. My “adopted” father worked security for him and being good at his job as he was he would never share details but you could get pretty broad painted pictures from him. One thing he swore for sure was Jordan’s father case was absolutely not gambling related, and he had good intel on that, being a high profile agent prior to his employment in private security. Now the cigar cutter... well. We all know Jordan is no saint. Clearly he wasn’t but he had a public image to keep up. I can give you some real life examples though of him being a genuinely nice man to people I know too. Did he drink? Yes, Gamble? Yes. Infidelity? Yes. We know all this though. I mean it is also kinda unimportant though because we care about his godlike qualities in the court, not his human attributes off the court.
As I noted, I don't judge Jordan (or any of these guys) for the women/drugs/partying/whatever.
If I were young, good looking, famous, had virtually unlimited money and tons of free time, then I have no idea what I'd do to try and have a good time, but I expect that any of us would constantly be chasing bigger and bigger highs because the bar of 'average' is just so high up there already.
No I agree with everything you said. It is almost unrealistic to assume these guys wouldn’t indulge in that to an extent especially at a young age and it is literally being thrown at them. It also is generally only a little slice of their life.
I think this documentary was a lot of fun. It of course had a lot of Jordan bias, if I had control over it and it was about me and my life I am going to have more highlights than lowlights. I think they touched on enough to keep it human but hardly was this an expose on MJ. As mentioned, what fun really is an expose on MJ? What purpose does that serve anyone really? So overall I was really entertained. I didn’t expect it being anything different than MJ’s career was... polished for the public. That is best for business and for entertainment and they did a good job on that.