I'm still mad that Mike retired.. I think it was a cowardly move.. I think he was playing great for a man of his age. He wasn't as explosive as he was at 25 but who is.. time goes on, roles change. When players like Barkley retired it was time.. they were old and beat down.. Mike was still sharp. He still had a good 4 or 5 years left in him. But I think his ego got in the way and he walked away from the game that he loved and the game that loved him. I think he let the sports writers and their whole obsession with story-like endings get in his head. I like players like Kareem.. Robert Parish.. David Robinson.. Shaq ..guys that egos allow them to pass the torch and still play the game.. they don't have to quit because they can't be the focus. That's my only criticism of my favorite player of all time.. I still think jordan could put on his shoes and get out there and play as good as 90% of the players in the league.. average a good 18 points.. be the elder statesman of some solid team..