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Great Michael Jordan Story, Involving a Dallas Evangelist

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Michael Jordan will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this week. ESPN has issued a special collector’s edition “bookazine” to honor the occasion, filled with stories and photos and whatnot. One story you may not have heard before is this one: the time when Jordan was almost sliced in half by a samurai sword (slight exaggeration), as part of a Carolina stop of Dallas evangelist Bill Glass‘ prison ministry. Ball Don’t Lie has helpfully reprinted the piece for those of you without a subscription to ESPN The Magazine. Good stuff.