Twitter In The 90s: Michael Jordan's Father's Death Would Have Turned Into A Conspiracy + More [PART ONE]
By: Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
Twitter Would Have Told Michael Jordan His Father Was Murdered And Then Turned It Into A Conspiracy
James Jordan Sr was murdered on July 23rd, 1993, his body was not recovered until August 3rd, not identified until August 11th and it was not until the Sunday morning of August 15th that 18 year old Larry Martin Demetry and Daniel Andre Green admitted to "participating in death of James Jordan."
According to an article posted in an August 18th 1993 issue of The Item, the two men first phone call in the car of the father of the most recognizable athlete in the world was to a 1-900-porn hotline. Then the two made a phone call to Green's half brother, whom was a soldier at Fort Bragg and subsequently led police to the two murderers.
With the director of the State Bureau of Investigation at the time (Jim Coman) saying "we weren't dealing with two Einsteins here", it would not be too farfetched to believe that instead of making those phone calls, the two teenage murders would have tried to get some extra cash in a failed attempt at sending Michael Jordan a Direct Message on Twitter which ends up going public:
This would have opened and shut the case, had Michael Jordan's father's body recovered and the two murderers arrested in less than a week as opposed to the near month it took in REAL 1993.
But as the internet(and Twitter especially) has proven time and time again...nothing is quick enough to stop a good conspiracy. Hours after the two men would get no response from Michael Jordan about their extortion demands, the two men would probably send another direct message to a member of the Jordan family. One that would have shaken the very foundation of Michael Jordan's legacy to this day:
ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPLY THAT MICHAEL JORDAN'S MOTHER HAD HER HUSBAND MURDERED?!!!
Read these two clippings from The Item article referenced earlier from August 1993:
Now factor in this: Michael Jordan's sister, Deloris Jordan, began writing her book In My Family's Shadows before her father passed in 1993. In the book, she accuses her father of eight years of sexual abuse and alleges she lost her virginity to him around 1987-1988.
After you consider that, then consider this: Around the five year anniversary of Jordan Sr's death, Green told WRAL in Raleigh, NC he did not murder Michael Jordan's father but did participate in dumping his body in the swamp. Green's partner in the murder, Demetry stated that it was Green who was the trigger man. When asked how did he feel about Demetry naming him the trigger man in the murder, Green said:
"I feel that both of us are pawns in a game. Of course, I'm upset for the way he did it."
Pawns in a game? What does he mean by "the way he did it?" But those are just conspiratorial ramblings from a prisoner who had recently converted to being Muslim and went by the name Lord Uallah.
There is no validity to it or this wild claim, right?
Well, six years after Green implied a grander conspiracy, his defense attorney Scott Holmes noted a number of glaring inconsistencies with the original 1996 trial:
- 14 years after State Crime lab analyst Jennifer Elwell testified in the 1996 trial that blood was found in James Jordan Sr's car, a 2010 review only found "indications" of blood and the follow up tests were determined "inconclusive".
- An independent 2010 audit of the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab revealed that 190 cases from 1987 to 2003 that ended in convictions involved false, omitted or tampered blood evidence. Green's case was among those on the list until it was removed after former FBI agent Chris Swecker, one of the audit's authors, claimed it was erroneously added due to a misread lab report.
It was the only case removed.
FIND OUT HOW TWITTER WOULD HAVE CHANGED MICHAEL JORDAN'S RETIREMENT, STARTED A BEEF WITH PETE ROSE AND HORRACE GRANT + MORE ON THE NEXT...
TWITTER IN THE 90s