Leroy Smith Makes Hall of Fame Bid

With Michael Jordan being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this past Friday (September 11), Leroy Smith, the man who motivated his airness to become “the greatest basketball player ever,” is starting a petition to get his name on the HOF ballot.

For those who aren’t familiar with Smith, he’s the player who beat out Michael Jordan for the last spot on Laney High School’s varsity basketball squad during MJ’s sophomore year. Now, the self-proclaimed “most valuable motivator” demands his just due.

Though he’s been quiet in the past 30 years, Smith recently began his Hall of Fame bid by releasing DVDs and appearing in commercials advertising his motivator skills and his greatest achievement—fueling Michael Jordan with the drive that pushed him to become the basketball G.O.A.T.

In addition to commercials and an ongoing petition, Smith recently released a video titled, “Gift to the Game” to help make his point. In the clip, Smith showcases singing chops reminiscent of R&B singer/producer Ryan Leslie, crooning, “When I give a speech it’s a standing ovation/Shazam! One word motivize the whole nation.” [Watch Video Below]—Marvin Brandon

For more information on Leroy Smith, visit getyourbasketballon.com.  

  • fatDAN

    This video has already motivated me to forget the 90′s. Only Charlie Murphy can pull this shit off. Hilarious.

  • Joe

    The real Leroy Smith was actually at MJ’s HOF induction. I didnt know he was real!!!!

    That makes Charlie Murphy=genius

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    ? WTF? okay. this is a hip hop site, right?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    HE’S REAL?

    Hilarious. Is that an honor or a slap in the face, though?

    So, I’m the real Leroy Smith, but I’m so incredibly dull & unpopular that Nike has to get a comedian throw Jordan’s life in my face?

    Wow.

  • latino heat

    Charlie Murphy = epic fool. in a good way.

    did ya’ll see that ass in the video? damn!

    • BIGNAT

      heat you right he a fool but a good fool i am glad to see he didn’t disappear. along with dave chappelle keep on grinding ( in a rick james voice ) CHARLIE MURPHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. this video remind me of in living color and yes that ass was on point.

  • Silly Chilly Willy

    Ummm…Excuse me….WTF WAS THAT TIGER DOIN THERE!!!!!!!!