i remember asking my coach in 2005 while I was training for the US open whether he liked Michael Jackson. I told him I couldn't get past the court allegations and the media fodder. He gave me a verbal ass-whoopin, and threw on a few records for me.
I've been a fan ever since. Say what you will about him or what he did, regardless of that, he is an amazing singer, songwriter, and cultural figure we'll never get back. His voice and dancing was one-of-a-kind.