Right, because Jordan is some sort of God and no player can ever be compared to him.
30/5/8 on 57% TS (49% FG) with 2 steals can't touch Jordan?
Or 28/6/6 on 59% TS (50% FG) with 2 steals and a block in the playoffs, en route to winning a ring. Is that not Jordan-esque?
Word. Wade has absolutely had some Jordan-esque individual seasons and stretches. Like this can't even be denied. Don't see what's so funny.
For the life of me, I don't know what Wade has to do earn respect. The guy was a dominant individual performer in his prime, and has helped his team win multiple titles in multiple roles. What else does he have to do?
effectiveness on the court Wade was always better then Kobe and every non heat/laker fan knew it. Wade had better court vision, shared the ball more and attacked the rim better then anyone in the league. Flash was always better then 8-9 inefficient move sequence with a double pump fake kobe. Also Wade won as the man with Shaq where as Shaq had to carry Kobe. Thats all the facts we need to know about Wade. Lets not even put Pippen AKA plz defend so Michael can exert more energy on offense in the sentence as Wade.
Lol you all can debate as much as you want to but at the end of the day, Wade is ranked higher than Pippen so let's not lose sight of that.
30.2 points vs 22
7.5 assists vs 5.6
5 rebounds vs 8.7
2.2 steals vs 2.9
1.3 blocks vs 0.8
That is the difference between a 30.4 PER and a 23.2 PER.
Only Chamberlain, Jordan, Lebron, D-Rob, and Shaq has had a higher efficiency rating and it's a difference of less than 1.5.
Wade is having a better year at age 32 than Pippen and his stock is only rising.
Pippen relied more on his athleticism than Wade is relying on his. He was a great ball-handler for his size and and a great defender but he is so overrated when it came to offense. Seemed like he only scored on fast breaks but those opportunities ceases in the playoffs and his performance decreases dramatically.
I've always thought Pippen gets vastly overrated these days. He's the greatest perimeter defender ever but with that said, people really use that line to prop him up in other places. The only point guards that he could guard are the slow ones or the tall ones. He didn't always guard the opponent's best player. Not even 50% of the time. He wasn't a better on-ball defender than the Glove or even Michael Jordan. Pippen was good or great in a lot of areas (especially in the versatility department) which makes him the greatest, but he wasn't head and shoulders above the rest at defense like people want to believe or made to believe. Wade is super good on defense too. Just a tier below Pippen but IMO, he's two tiers above Pippen on offense (especially when it counts).
Lol people really overestimate what Wade did in that playoffs. It's like Shaq wasn't even there, even though he was still demanding double teams. The refs might have as well gift wrapped the free throw line and given it to Wade afterwards.