Originally Posted by STATUTORY
the myth of Jordan's better off ball movement is borne out of the absolute absence of team and systematic defense in the 80s and early 90s
defense in those days were predicated on great personnel, not schemes or zone
Nonsense. Jordan was shitting on Kobe as an off the ball player in 2003 also at 40 years old. The so-called "greatest defensive era ever."
Kobe's off-ball game was nowhere near as good as Jordan's prior to 2007 anyway (not sure when you'd say that the "modern era" started). So a 26-28 year old Kobe didn't display anywhere near the off ball game that a 26-28 year old MJ did, or even that a 40 year old MJ did a few years prior. Give me a break.