||Three questions will ultimately determine whether this comeback succeeds:
1. Are the Wizards good enough?
On paper, it's a pretty motley crew; no other Wizard other than Jordan could potentially make next year's All-Star Team. Even with the '93 version of MJ,
the Wizards would barely make the playoffs. So what happens if the losses start mounting? How will Jordan handle it?
2. Will his skills still be there?
With the advances in conditioning over the past 10 years, it's reasonable that Jordan could return at an All-Star level. If Stockton, Clemens and Bonds can keep chugging along, why rule Jordan out? I can see MJ averaging between 22 and 25 points a game next season, depending on one question ...
3. Can he stay healthy?
And here's the big X-factor. Can Jordan's body hold up? Remember, he already suffered broken ribs during a pickup game back in July. Can MJ remain in the
same super-human, indestructable shape that carried him through those final three Chicago seasons? Can his aging body handle the rigors of an NBA
schedule? Will his body keep betraying him even when his skills haven't slipped?
Stay tuned ...