Greg Cote

February 14, 2013

Greg Cote: Freight train LeBron James is closing in on Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan turns 50 in a few days, as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated reminds us with supernaturally large numbers. Jordan’s greatness has proved non-transferable — his magic on a basketball court not rescuing him from failure as a team owner and executive — yet his mythic aura survives, even grows. The very fact that Michael turning 50 apparently rates as major news is funny, as if we’d assumed he alone might be impervious to the hands of time.

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About Greg Cote

Greg Cote


Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.