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Michael Jordan's image not as sacred as he wants all to believe

Michael Jordan's image not as sacred as he wants all to believe

The town was Weimar, part of the old East Germany, the town of Liszt and Goethe and, to my great surprise, Michael Jordan too. I turned a corner and there was Jordan, life size, on the other side of a store window. It was more than a year after the Berlin Wall came down, but freedom and prosperity had yet to come to Weimar. The citizens scuffled along close to the buildings and lined up in the street to make telephone calls. Dim street lamps made it all the more depressing. And yet there was Jordan, the bright and grinning American capitalist, his cutout-cardboard self selling shoes to foreigners who could not afford them. Except one thing was missing. The shoes. The store sold very...

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