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Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 05:56:54 PM »

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My only gripe is that he left out KG, but that's his opinion and he can say what he wants.

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 06:01:02 PM »

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One of the dumbest things an ex great in any sport has ever said. 

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 06:08:13 PM »

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Wow.  That is so comletely untrue.

His "era" was right after expansion came on pretty hard.  McHale actually wrote an article in the mid-90's that expressed that the league was watered-down by expansion, which is why each team basically got one star, two on the good teams.

And the Jordan "era" involved some of the worst iso-heavy offense in the history of the NBA.

It's taken years for more talent to fill into the NBA so that teams could have 2 stars per team (e.g. Pierce/Toine) and some good/great role players and be a solid winner.

Jordan...what a prick.

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 06:09:53 PM »

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ha I love how we listen to what Jordan has to say like this when we know he is so competitive that of course he will snub someone like LeBron who threatens his legacy.

So wrong.

And I have no interest in hearing him talk, I have never heard Jordan have any interesting insights into the game before.  As great of a player was he was I don't think he has that great of a basketball mind.  Look how his team does.

Remember when I just said I was tired of Jordan?  Yeah.


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Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 06:14:21 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 06:15:20 PM »

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of course he will snub someone like LeBron who threatens his legacy.

I wonder how you found out what his thoughts were
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Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 06:16:36 PM »

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There are so many problems with this.

The Bird/Magic era is where many current players would struggle to get in the NBA. The league was more physical (eliminates a lot of thin bigs), hand checking was allowed on the perimeter (eliminates the frail guards and under sized 2s, and there where less teams (eliminating boarder line talent). Jordan's era was the transition to what we have now. A perimeter dominated league designed to create super start guards for the league to market. The lack of post scoring big men is the brightest example of this. Jordan's era had Hakeem, Robinson, Shaq, Smits, etc. This era has Howard (only 6'10 and under developed post game), Lopez ( decent but not great), Jefferson (really a PF), and Bynum (only one that fits but never healthy).

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 06:17:23 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »

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of course he will snub someone like LeBron who threatens his legacy.

I wonder how you found out what his thoughts were

Listening to him talk for all these years and seeing his career.  It isn't hard to figure out.

The guy just said 4 players right now could have played when he did.  He is full of it.  There is little to debate about that.


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Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2013, 06:22:38 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Nope, not just about basketball, there's so many articles about him being an @-hole to other people, and to genuine fans of him.
I'm not taking anything away from him as a player.
But its pretty well documented that he's not the greatest person in the world.


Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 06:28:31 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Nope, not just about basketball, there's so many articles about him being an @-hole to other people, and to genuine fans of him.
I'm not taking anything away from him as a player.
But its pretty well documented that he's not the greatest person in the world.

Is he really? Id love some examples of this. I'm sure hes not an angel 24/7 but who is? People are only on his case because they strongly disagree with some of his views. That's what it all boils down to..

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 06:29:55 PM »

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There are so many problems with this.

The Bird/Magic era is where many current players would struggle to get in the NBA. The league was more physical (eliminates a lot of thin bigs), hand checking was allowed on the perimeter (eliminates the frail guards and under sized 2s, and there where less teams (eliminating boarder line talent). Jordan's era was the transition to what we have now. A perimeter dominated league designed to create super start guards for the league to market. The lack of post scoring big men is the brightest example of this. Jordan's era had Hakeem, Robinson, Shaq, Smits, etc. This era has Howard (only 6'10 and under developed post game), Lopez ( decent but not great), Jefferson (really a PF), and Bynum (only one that fits but never healthy).

TP. This pretty much says what I was thinking. The Bird-Magic era was the era of great talent. Jordan was in the transition era, and really, he won 6 rings because there was no other good team for his bulls to face.

The only period in which he would have had legit competition in the Rockets with Olajuwon, he took two years off!!!!!

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 06:31:42 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Nope, not just about basketball, there's so many articles about him being an @-hole to other people, and to genuine fans of him.
I'm not taking anything away from him as a player.
But its pretty well documented that he's not the greatest person in the world.

Is he really? Id love some examples of this. I'm sure hes not an angel 24/7 but who is? People are only on his case because they strongly disagree with some of his views. That's what it all boils down to..

there are endless reports of Jordan being a narcissistic, antagonistic jerk. From friends, teammates, his wife, coaches, etc. He is a class A jerk.

Robert Parish played with him for a bit at the end of the Chief's career, and he hated him. He was close to karate chopping MJ.

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 06:41:54 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Nope, not just about basketball, there's so many articles about him being an @-hole to other people, and to genuine fans of him.
I'm not taking anything away from him as a player.
But its pretty well documented that he's not the greatest person in the world.

Is he really? Id love some examples of this. I'm sure hes not an angel 24/7 but who is? People are only on his case because they strongly disagree with some of his views. That's what it all boils down to..

there are endless reports of Jordan being a narcissistic, antagonistic jerk. From friends, teammates, his wife, coaches, etc. He is a class A jerk.

Robert Parish played with him for a bit at the end of the Chief's career, and he hated him. He was close to karate chopping MJ.

Lol

Re: Jordan says only 4 guys today could play in his era
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 06:46:58 PM »

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Growing up, Jordan was my favorite player.
But I'll be first to admit that he is a straight up Narcissistic.
He probably looks in the mirror and salivates over himself.
Great player, not so great person.

How so? Because you disagree with some of his opinions about basketball?

Nope, not just about basketball, there's so many articles about him being an @-hole to other people, and to genuine fans of him.
I'm not taking anything away from him as a player.
But its pretty well documented that he's not the greatest person in the world.

Is he really? Id love some examples of this. I'm sure hes not an angel 24/7 but who is? People are only on his case because they strongly disagree with some of his views. That's what it all boils down to..

there are endless reports of Jordan being a narcissistic, antagonistic jerk. From friends, teammates, his wife, coaches, etc. He is a class A jerk.

Robert Parish played with him for a bit at the end of the Chief's career, and he hated him. He was close to karate chopping MJ.

Lol


Yea, the Chief was a martial arts expert. Kinda scary considering his size and length!!! He would have kicked Jordan's ass pretty hard.

 

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