If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular?

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If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#1 » by Point forward » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:17 pm

If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? I had this idea while soaking up a book on rhetorics. So, if Jordan did his stuff with winning six rings and hypnotising a generation of bball fans, but spoke like Cookie Monster and was the least comprehensible guy around, would he still be a GOAT global superstar?

PS There was a similar thread "If Jordan looked like Cassell, would he be as popular" with some good discussion so I hope this thread is not totally garbage...
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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

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Post#3 » by Prophet_C » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:27 pm

He'd be God
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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#4 » by MagicMadness » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:28 pm

As popular? No.

I doubt he'd have as many (or any?) commercials, for example.

He would still be considered one of the best American athletes ever, and one of the GOAT in the NBA, but popularity-wise he'd be a little less known throughout the world. Part of having a global presence has to do with your looks, personality, charm, etc...
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Post#5 » by celticspierce34 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:33 pm

Mutombo's voice made him more popular imo
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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#6 » by MagicMadness » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:36 pm

celticspierce34 wrote:Mutombo's voice made him more popular imo


In a comedic way, not a global icon way.

Well, a global icon way to some..
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Post#7 » by rsavaj » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:14 pm

MORE popular.
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Post#8 » by Ming Kong! » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:15 pm

Jordan's quotes would be like, " it no matter one champ, you luck, all lucky you are, but more is legend".
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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#9 » by Point forward » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:34 pm

I am just trying to imagine MJ doing "Space Jam" with Deke's voice. :D
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Post#10 » by 10scott10 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:22 pm

WHO WANTS TO SEX JORDAN?
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Post#11 » by Ming Kong! » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:36 pm

Point forward wrote:I am just trying to imagine MJ doing "Space Jam" with Deke's voice. :D


LOL, Bugs would of said...

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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#12 » by Michael Phelps » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:40 pm

Hmm.. I could never image Jordan having that kind of low pitched voice with the grumbly cookie monster accent.
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Post#13 » by infinite11285 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:48 pm

rsavaj wrote:MORE popular.


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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#14 » by Alex_De_Large » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:50 pm

He would be considered the goat anyway, and as popular as he is but in other way, i don't think voice changes many things. Other thing is that he would be gay (i have nothing against homosexual people, but looks like people tends to do lots of jokes about this).
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Post#15 » by YaoisGodsAnswer » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:57 pm

It would have propelled him from GOAT to Basketball God.
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Post#16 » by Nuzzo » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:38 pm

Even more popular IMHO, he will have another distinctive (sp?) feature.

For all Mutombo fans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kboGrAAjDc8
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Post#17 » by Ancalagon » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:01 pm

I have to agree, it would have made him a god and a global icon to a way huger degree. Would he also symbolize everything Mutombo does in terms of charity/Africa, etc.?
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Post#18 » by Erebus Tunafish » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:26 pm

It would have made him not only the most popular athlete in the world, but a Sex Icon as well.

For teh ladies.

And NBA fanboys.
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Post#19 » by shawngoat23 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:39 am

More popular.

celticspierce34 wrote:Mutombo's voice made him more popular imo


Can you imagine if Jordan could pull off the "Who want to sex Mutombo?!"
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Re: If Jordan had a voice like Mutombo, would he be as popular? 

Post#20 » by Dr Aki » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:27 am

MJ could rerelease "what a wonderful world" by louis armstrong and itd be #1 for 12 weeks
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