Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech is getting a great deal of attention. Some love it (see: Signals, 37 and Wilbon, Michael)1 and some hate it (see: Wojnarowski, Adrian). I suppose that's the sign of a good speech in some respect. That all being said, Jerry Sloan's speech was the clear winner of the group of inductees for me. Sloan was able to explain his life in basketball through a humble and honest story. Telling a simple story allowed Sloan to thank everyone without just reading a laundry list (that is until the end where politics of such speeches required him to mention everyone he hadn't yet) and told us more about who Sloan is and why he is the person he is than any other speech of the group.
1. It's probably worth noting that the two mentioned that loved the speech are from Chicago.