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Old 06-19-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

Since the 1988 playoffs, the Bulls had inched ever so closer to the NBA Finals--losing to the Pistons in 5 games in the second round of the 1988 playoffs, then losing to those same Pistons in 6 games in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1989, and then finally losing to the Bad Boys in 7 games in 1990, once again in the Eastern Conference Finals.

What if MJ felt he couldn't go any further with this Bulls team and decided, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."? How would history have judged him if he left Chicago to join the team that bounced him out of the playoffs 3 years in a row, the two-time defending champs? What if he dominated, leading the Pistons to their 3rd championship in a row?

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Old 06-19-2017, 08:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

I measure a goat candidate fully, so in my book, no.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

not sure, but I know damn well he wouldn't have gone 3/8 after a move like that!
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

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Since the 1988 playoffs, the Bulls had inched ever so closer to the NBA Finals--losing to the Pistons in 5 games in the second round of the 1988 playoffs, then losing to those same Pistons in 6 games in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1989, and then finally losing to the Bad Boys in 7 games in 1990, once again in the Eastern Conference Finals.

What if MJ felt he couldn't go any further with this Bulls team and decided, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."? How would history have judged him if he left Chicago to join the team that bounced him out of the playoffs 3 years in a row, the two-time defending champs? What if he dominated, leading the Pistons to their 3rd championship in a row?

Discuss.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:16 AM   #5
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not sure, but I know damn well he wouldn't have gone 3/8 after a move like that!

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #6
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:19 AM   #7
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Default Re: MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

All i know is Lebron went to Miami to join the 2nd and 4th best player in PER.

This would equal Jordan joining Charles Barkley (2nd PER in 1990) in Philly and bring Magic Johnson (4th in PER in 1990) with him.


Imagine that type of mega collusion, Magic + Jordan + Prime Barkley. 10Peat easily
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: MJ leaves the Bulls and joins the Pistons in 1990--does he still become the GOAT?

Do you rank players based on the agendas or their actual basketball ability?

You couldn't dispute the fact that Jordan would still be the most dominant player in the modern era and if he still wins 6 rings as the best player he's still clearly the GOAT.
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