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Old 02-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #61
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This is clear example of guys living in the past. If they hate present so much, invest in a time machine already.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #62
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Jordan is being generous, I only see Kobe being able to dominate in that era, rest of the guys are used to the extreme softness nowadays, some are too comfy being carried by refs every playoff run. Duncan has a case though, fake ass KG would be punked imo, back pedaling trash talking wouldnt be any good back then, dude would get smacked for being a bitch. Dirk is a strange case, although his game is overall feminine and soft, his shot is just to unguardable , he would still be effective.

No, he's not.

Duncan can win in any era. He's so fundamentally sound and easy to play with. He's a great leader, always calm. Defensive anchor.

Lebron is dominating in a manner only seen in the modern era by MJ and Shaq, statistically. He's been winning a ton of games, and literally outperforms everyone else on a nightly basis.

Dirk has led the Mavs to how many 50+ win seasons?! He had so little help in his title year, it's ridiculous. To not think he would find success is ridiculous considering how little he had to work with and how much success he's had.

I see nothing wrong with his list at all. KG might be a different story if he had more help in his prime, but as it stands, he's only proven himself with the "Big 3" and Rondo. That was also when Superteams were just forming and they had the most stacked team. I would love to argue for KG, he's a great defensive anchor and his intensity rubs off on his teammates, but we don't have that much to base his success off of.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #63
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Jordan's era wasn't that long ago. The main difference is the rules. A flagrant 2 now was just a foul back then.

The other big difference is more international players. Other than that, there isn't much difference.

It isn't like we are talking about 50 years ago.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #64
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You are rapidly becoming one of the best posters on this site
only a matter of time before jeff finally sees my talents and signs me to a max contract.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #65
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Pretty dumb comment by MJ.

Even if the new players are really somehow ten times softer than they were 20 years ago, if they had been in the league in 80's and 90's and it really was so tough back then, many of them would adapt their styles.

There's no way that KG, Pierce, Deron, Chris Paul, Nash, Rondo, Bosh, Wade, Allen, Parker, Ginobli, Marc Gasol, Durant, Westbrook, and Harden all would have been too scared to play back then or whatever it is that MJ is saying. LOL.

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This is the point that so many people miss when addressing how people would perform in different eras. A person (especially great players) plays the way the game is played during their time. If rules, styles, etc. change the players have the ability to adjust. We see it all the time. Great players often adapt to the different defenses of the opponents they face during the course of a season.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #66
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Ridiculous statement, but he'll get away with it because he's Michael Jordan.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #67
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only a matter of time before jeff finally sees my talents and signs me to a max contract.


max contract no trade clause sounds about right
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #68
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Oakley, Big Chief & A train mentality is not in today's league that is a fact.
and why should it be? these guys would lose half their salary if they played in today's era.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #69
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Jordan's era wasn't that long ago. The main difference is the rules. A flagrant 2 now was just a foul back then.

The other big difference is more international players. Other than that, there isn't much difference.

It isn't like we are talking about 50 years ago.

Think about the superstars that won in "MJ's Era"...

Magic, Kareem, Hakeem, Bird....

Those players practically dominated NBA championships for 15 years. The only other team that won a championship during that era ... the Bad Boy Pistons.

15 years... these are the only players that found "success" during that era other than MJ.
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max contract no trade clause sounds about right
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #71
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max contract no trade clause sounds about right



I think you have brain damage from that "Laker's flight" plane crash.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #72
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MJ is a very bitter old man. Unfortunately.
What on earth does MJ have to be bitter about? You sound like the bitter one, f@ggot.

You're just mad because Princess Wade wasn't one of the players mentioned. And rightfully so because his flopping, HGH pumping ass would be ringless in the 90's.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #73
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Uhhh.... Didn't Kenny Smith play in Jordan's era? I'm supposed to believe Kenny Smith is a top 5 player in today's NBA?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #74
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Jordan is Obviously getting old and now in that "back in my day things were better talk" He is Delusional if he doesn't realize players are bigger, faster, stronger today just like the NFL from 25 years ago. Yes Rules are different and teams dont play traditional like in the past but Players Adapt to the given situation. He says Lebron would not be as Successful is ridiculous in every facet of the sense.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #75
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Uhhh.... Didn't Kenny Smith play in Jordan's era? I'm supposed to believe Kenny Smith is a top 5 player in today's NBA?

In today's NBA Kenny Smith would be backing up Steve on the Lakers.

Steve Blake.
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