Collins, teammates eye Michael on the court

Updated: October 1, 2001, 5:34 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- On the bedroom wall of his boyhood home in Chicago, Bobby Simmons grew up beneath a pair of Michael Jordan posters. One was a picture of Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen holding a championship trophy, the other a shot of No. 23 hovering above the rim in his 1988 Slam Dunk contest duel with Dominique Wilkins.

Now, some 13 years later, Simmons, a rookie from DePaul University, will get the opportunity to not only play alongside his boyhood idol, but learn from him as ...

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