MJ and Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr, Together Again

by February 11, 2009
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Just like the good old days: “It was during the halftime midcourt ceremony, arranged to present the 76-year-old Kerr with the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, an honor previously bestowed upon such luminaries as John Wooden, Hank Iba and Red Auerbach…And when host Neil Funk announced good old No. 23, the crowd went nuts. Jordan walked up to Kerr and clapped his own gigantic hands near the man who once played in 844 consecutive games, who was the first Bulls head coach, who announced Bulls games for three decades, who once was bright red and feisty but now is shades of gray. Resin powder exploded from Jordan’s palms in a cloud of glory. Kerr, has been his custom, pulled out a hankie and cleaned his pants and glasses. What, you though LeBron James invented the powder ritual?”