Every moment he was in our lives, every memory we have of him, is a moment and a memory that Jeffrey and Marcus didn't have for themselves.They had to share their father with the world, and now, in return, the world has given them only scrutiny and expectations.Rivers popped the question in Atlanta, but where will the special day take place?They probably have a few locations in mind, but we have no idea.I wouldn't want to be you guys if I had to."In his tactless way, Jordan couldn't have been more right about that burden, borne especially by his sons.
It’s always good to see one of our own get a ring, especially when we won’t be getting any from the NBA anytime soon. Some are better than others, but it's just not a job that allows any of us to be perfect. It requires too many different skills, from tenderness to absolute resolve.And even if there were such a thing as a perfect father, our children would still slip out of our careful reach, because that's the natural order of things: One day we won't be their fathers anymore.Outside of those missteps, most of us probably last gave thought to Michael Jordan's kids during his sometimes vicious Hall of Fame induction speech back in 2009.Interrupting his blistering of former coaches, employers and teammates, Jordan turned to his three children (he also shares a daughter with his ex-wife, Juanita) and said: "You guys have a heavy burden.That's not true for famous fathers, and it's definitely not true for their children, famous by default.Hotel parking lots in Omaha are rarely the sources of national news, for instance -- unless Michael Jordan's son happens to get handcuffed in one.In early July, Marcus, Jordan's 21-year-old second son, allegedly had a drunken argument with two women and then made it difficult for the cops who broke it up.He was booked for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing, but Marcus still looked surprisingly upbeat in his mug shot.I would like to see Blake Griffin as their marriage official, as he has done some standup comedy and could probably make everyone laugh with a few jokes.De Andre Jordan would make a good flower girl (he already has a wig from the Allstate commercials).