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Old 02-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

My buddy here learned the word definative from me. This meaning the be all end all statement that can't be debated. Some statements in the NBA are not definative which I've argued with him. For instance Jordan is the GOAT is not a definative statement.

Now please tell me that I'm not crazy in saying this statement is definative. I know that this happens to be one year apart but for the sake of argument let's say that Jordan's final year coincided with Lebron's first year. I said that no GM in the history of the NBA would EVER trade a first year Lebron for a final year Jordan(and Jordan would continue to play one more year or being in the middle of a season and continue playing) and that would be definative. He told me that I contradicted what I normally would tell people that it is not a definative statement. Also saying that this would be a definite possibility that a GM may make.

Now tell me, am I correct that this will never ever happen or should I tell my buddy that he is correct?
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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ya no GM would trade someone with LeBron's potential for likely one championship season with MJ and many more rebuilding years after his retirement.... you'll end up like the Miami Heat these days.... also the Bulls.. they still haven't recovered from the post Jordan/Pippen era..... but if you are asking who is better it would be Jordan without question...

(I assumed you meant the 97-98 Jordan)
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

I think he was talking about the 2002-2003 Jordan.

Edit: If it was the '97-'98 Jordan and he was going to play at least two more seasons I'd trade a rookie LeBron for Jordan back then. Only if I was running a team that had a realistic chance at winning.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

actually, it depends on the team.
if you wanted a title this year, and this year only (suns), you would take jordan and use whatever little he has left in him to lead your franchise to a title.
though if you can wait two to three years, you would take lebron and build your franchise around him. (what cleveland is trying to do :)
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

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My buddy here learned the word definative from me.

I hope you spelled it right for him, at least :) It's "definitive"

Only considering one year? MJ in his last Bull-year was definitely better, and I'd take Wizard MJ over rookie Bron as well.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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I hope you spelled it right for him, at least :) It's "definitive"

Only considering one year? MJ in his last Bull-year was definitely better, and I'd take Wizard MJ over rookie Bron as well.

lol, thanks spelling is not my forte.

I meant Jordan's final year, meaning the 40 year old Jordan for a rookie Lebron James.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

I'm assuming you're saying if you could have only one season with either guy:


Michael Jordan(2002-03)
-20.0 PPG
-6.1 RPG
-3.8 APG
-1.5 SPG
-0.5 BPG
-44.5% FG


LeBron James(2003-04)
-20.9 PPG
-5.5 RPG
-5.9 APG
-1.6 SPG
-0.7 BPG
-41.7% FG


I'd take Jordan. More experience and more reliable.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

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I'm assuming you're saying if you could have only one season with either guy:


Michael Jordan(2002-03)
-20.0 PPG
-6.1 RPG
-3.8 APG
-1.5 SPG
-0.5 BPG
-44.5% FG


LeBron James(2003-04)
-20.9 PPG
-5.5 RPG
-5.9 APG
-1.6 SPG
-0.7 BPG
-41.7% FG


I'd take Jordan. More experience and more reliable.

I more meant to continue your franchise.
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watch the all star game on ESPN Classic.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #10
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I more meant to continue your franchise.


If it's to continue your franchise, LeBron is the obvious choice. LeBron was 19 and Jordan was 40. If it was for only one season, Jordan was still at least equal to LeBron in terms of numbers, but more reliable and more efficient.
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If it's to continue your franchise, LeBron is the obvious choice. LeBron was 19 and Jordan was 40. If it was for only one season, Jordan was still at least equal to LeBron in terms of numbers, but more reliable and more efficient.

Seriously? Even if Jordan was more effecient that year a 40 year old Jordan doesn't garauntee a Championship. You would trade a garaunteed franchise player in hopes you might win a title on the back of a 40 Jordan? That seems a little far fetched, or maybe I'm being too critical.
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The thread sounds agenda-driven.
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Default Re: Final year Michael Jordan or first year Lebron James

i consider 97-98 as jordan's final year, and 97-98 jordan is still goat. he could prolly bring 2 more championships to chicago had they kept that team, so yeah i'm taking jordan.

you shouldnt be even discussing about wether you'd build your franchise on a 40-yr-old guy (no matter how good he is) over a very good 19 year old
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