Will history repeat itself for MJ?

Michael Jordan is known as the Babe Ruth of basketball. Now that he's not playing, let's hope that changes.

Updated: May 9, 2003, 3:52 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

Michael Jordan is often called the Babe Ruth of basketball.

Once that was a compliment. Now, it's a warning sign. Big-time.

Michael Jordan has to sit on his ego and make a shrewd play, not tomorrow, but right now. He can't make a power play, because he's no longer in a position of power. One has-been athlete is like any other. He can't intimidate, point a finger at teammates, frown and shoot a game-winning fade. No announcer will say, "He did it again! He did it again! ...

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