The Athletic Reporter
September 12, 2005 Sports News the Way You Want It. Completely Made Up. Issue 127
Craig Ehlo Really Hoping Michael Jordan Stays Retired This Time
Originally posted 10/6/2003

Jordan hits his famous shot as Ehlo (3) and Larry Nance look on
SPOKANE, WA - Former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Craig Ehlo reported this week that he really, really hopes Michael Jordan stays retired this time. Jordan, who retired from the NBA for the third time following the 2002-2003 season, hit a famous shot over Ehlo as time expired in the deciding game of a Cleveland-Chicago Bulls series in the first round of the 1989 playoffs that is replayed constantly during Jordan career retrospectives.

"I've come to terms with that shot," said Ehlo, who played for Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Seattle in his 14-year NBA career and lives with his wife and children in Spokane. "I realize Michael was one of the greatest athletes of the century, so if someone had to hit a famous shot over me, I'm glad it was him. But, I'm really sick of seeing that replay every time he retires."

Jordan, reached for comment in his Chicago home, told reporters that he was "99.9999999999999999999 percent sure" that he was retired for good following his two-year stint with the Washington Wizards that ended this spring.

"I'll believe it when I see it," Ehlo said. "Although, really, you can't 'see' someone not unretire. So, I guess I'll have to just wait and find out what happens."

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