A comedian speaks on the state of USA at the moment by using a hilarious analogy regarding the career of one Michael Jordan.
Fans of the NBA know that Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan is basketball royalty. He is a player yet to be transcended (for a certain demographic of fans at least), and will likely always keep his crown as the GOAT.
When the NBA community speaks of His Airness though, they tend to only remember his days in Chicago. However, something many would like to forget is, for a brief period, Jordan played for a Washington Wizards as well.
In his 2 seasons with the Wizards, MJ averaged 21.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists, on 43% from the field. To be fair to the Bulls legend, he 39-years-old by the time he was done in Washington, and these numbers aren’t exactly horrible either. However, he just wasn’t Air Jordan.
With that said, many in the NBA community have often ripped on the former player’s performance in Washington. And it seems Christian Finnegan has found a way to not only get in on the action but equate it to the current state of USA as well.
Christian Finnegan makes a funny yet fitting analogy of USA through the career of Michael Jordan
As we mentioned previously, Michael Jordan’s seasons with the Washington Wizards, objectively, weren’t that bad. One could even say he outperformed any reasonable expectations set on him at the age of 38.
However, the player was indeed in the middle of a steep decline. And in his standup sketch, Christian Finnegan used this to analyze USA perfectly.
“I will say this, however. It is possible that we may be entering our Michael Jordan on the Wizards period. Right? Like it’s not over but ehhh…”
He continued gleefully on the topic.
“That wasn’t Michael Jordan out there. That was God disguised as Michael Jordan.” – BIRD
35 years ago today, a 2nd-year MJ scored 63 PTS in a Playoff loss to the Boston Celtics.
63 PTS (22/41 FG, 0/0 3PT)
6 AST, 5 REB, 3 STL, 2 BLK
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 20, 2021
“Run the numbers, we are still number one in the league by percentage points. If it’s like 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, who are you giving the ball to?… You’re going to give it to America. You let America go iso and you hope for the best. But no one would sign America to a 10-year contract right now.”
The USA is indeed a great country. And Michael Jordan is a clear favorite for the crown of the greatest player of all time. That being said though, perhaps the comedian’s words have that little bit of truth to them, which is why the bit is as funny as it is.