Could Michael Jordan make the reported comeback?

By now most of us have heard the rumors and speculations about Michael Jordan’s return.

Even though MJ, 38, says he’s 99.9 percent certain that he will not come back, there’s still a possibility. That possibility has raised a few eyebrows. For starters, Jordan is well-known for his competitiveness. His previous gambling habit on the golf course is just one indication.

Based on the fact that he’s a 12-time All-Star, six-time champion, 10-time leading scorer, five-time MVP and one-time minor league baseball player, what does the man have to prove?

Absolutely nothing.

However, you’ve got to admit that deep inside Jordan is just itching to go one-on-one against the younger players like Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and Ray Allen.

How can you think he’s not?

Why else would the President of Basketball Operations and part owner of an NBA franchise be working out with a team so consistently? Not to mention that he said he’s only eight pounds over his playing weight.

Of course it would be great for the NBA to have the No. 23 back on the court, but in actuality I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Yes, the NBA is infamous for their history in player comebacks. Just like when Magic Johnson returned to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1995. Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also made his brief NBA stint seven seasons after retiring from the Boston Celtics. Cousy, at the time 41 years old, made a comeback with the Cincinnati Royals in 1969.

Although I don’t think MJ is going to return, I could be wrong. That may have made Jordan think twice about returning.

In the event MJ did return, he would have to sell his share of ownership, as if Jordan cares about that from a financial standpoint. He could live off endorsement dollars from Nike alone for the rest of his life.

The part that kills me is that many wonder if Jordan would still have the stamina and the physical capacity to keep up with the new players who are quicker with fresher legs.

Well, what many skeptics fail to fully realize is that Jordan’s experience goes unparalleled with any of the new player’s.

MJ not only has that, but he’s a smart player on the court. Compared to any of these younger “I want to be like Mike” shooting guards. Case closed.

There’s also rumors that Jordan could end up with the Lakers. However, I don’t know about that one.

Considering MJ told Phil Jackson, former Chicago Bulls coach, during the 1997-98 season that he would never play for any other coach, marks a possibility that Jordan could be passing the ball to Shaq daddy.

Even if he doesn’t make a comeback, Jordan will remain as one of the best basketball players to ever play in the NBA. That’s 100 percent certain.