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This is the seventh installment from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith’s new book “There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan.”

Though I occasionally get mentioned as such, I am not a Jordan biographer. My book, “The Jordan Rules,” at the time of publication in 1991 was viewed as negative toward Jordan, though I likened the reaction more like when I saw Willie Mays on the old “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.

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