This Q&A segment of the Flight School: Fundamentals of Basketball video starts out with Michael Jordan making the following statement:
"I really don't understand the physics of jumping and how you increase that."Don't feel bad, Mike; I don't understand it either. Hell, I didn't even know it was possible to increase the physics of something. But despite his confessed lack of knowledge, Jordan nonetheless proceeds to spend almost a minute "instructing" us on a subject he just admitted to knowing nothing about.
Michael might not know anything about a particularsubject, but he isn't above talking out of his ass about it.Since Mike doesn't understand the laws of physics, he just tells us about the things he did as a child to improve his own prodigious leaping ability. This includes "the very basic things," like riding a bicycle and trying to jump. Based on his Bizarro World logic, shouldn't someone like Lance Armstrong be able to jump to, I don't know, Uranus? Jordan forgets to mention that genetics made him a freak of nature with large, steel coils in place of leg muscles.
More of Michael's mental wizardry:
"I guess if you exercise the muscle to that activity, somehow it's gonna improve."I...guess so. Michael then confused the hell out of me with one of the longest run-on senteces I've ever heard:
"How much it improves, no one can really dictate who's gonna be the greatest leaper of all time or when the next player's gonna be a great leaper, but those are the things that if you work on your jumping to some degree, it's gonna improve some."What? No, seriously. What??! Aw, forget it. Mike, just tell me this: will riding my bike and jumping around the house make me a better basketball player?
"Will it maximize your opportunities? No."Damn.