The only version of this fairytale - whose name I parodied above - that I am familiar with is Mickey and the Beanstalk. According to this critically acclaimed short film, Mickey is getting along fine, the star of Happy Valley, in his prime and loving life. Then some giant presence swoops in and lays bare everything he holds dear.
That sounds about right as far as Jordan's imminent future is concerned:
The Brutus to Jordan's Caesar arrives August of 2013.
I'll keep you posted (ba-da-ching).