So yes, you are indeed a fairweather fan. How can you be a Nets fan and support LeBron James? That's super-soft. It's yet another indicator of how there are no rivalries in the NBA anymore. At least your boy Reggie Evans has the idea. Jordan played his entire career with a giant target on his back. LeBron has people constantly riding his dick, and he still isn't nearly as successful.I'm still a Nets fan, just because I like Lebron James doesn't mean I'm not a Nets fan or a fairweather fan. And the Nets aren't even rivals with the Heat or Lebron. Maybe if I was a Knicks or Celtics fan you would be right, but Nets v Heat isn't a rivalry. The only rivalry the Nets have is with the Knicks and I don't say anything good about them. Just because I'm a Nets fan doesn't mean I can't appreciate opposing players game.
No he won't. Why? Because I know.
Lebron is a fantastic player. He is just now coming into his prime. He plays a game that might one day exceed Jordan.
I think ti's time to update our Heat Haters club. You've got to be a loyal hater to be in our group. Guys like Go, KM, and piss-tons clearly aren't Heat Haters.I think you're taking things too seriously...
Am I? Obviously you aren't cool enough to be part of the Heat Haters club.
I think you're taking things too seriously...
Let's put it this way - Having had the privilege of seeing Jordan play with the Bulls (unlike the loud-mouth little kids of this board), I know that he isn't one who would try an force his legacy like LeBron did.
Then let's hear your argument, if you have one?
jefe,'Cane, the HHC has been trolled by non-Haters a lot worse than those guys for months on end. In fact, so-called "Heat fans" have basically taken up permanent residence there, at the exclusion of posting anywhere else. It's pretty funny actually...well funny and pathetic at the same time...I think they fancy themselves quixotic crusaders in some lame misguided attempt to try and convert Heat Haters into Heat admirerers, which of course is hysterically lame.
I think ti's time to update our Heat Haters club. You've got to be a loyal hater to be in our group. Guys like Go, KM, and piss-tons clearly aren't Heat Haters.
Better offensive player-MJ. Better post game,more reliable jumper, better shot makerIf their career shooting % is about the same, with M. Jordan playing 3 years in college while L. James came straight out of HS, is it really true?
MJ. made teamates better(Lebron does that well too, but Jordan made a superstar out of Scottie Pippen).Really, L. James made the finals with nobody, without Pippen, M. Jordan didn't even sniff a finals. By the way, S. Pippen is a hall of famer, top all time 50 player and one of the most versatile player of all time. Jordan played with Pippen in his (Pippen's) prime while L. James plays with Wade near the end of Wade's career. By the way, Pippen was 1 game away from the finals twice without M. Jordan.
Defense-That's a push to me because both were elite defenders, and before I get the Lebron can guard big men as well, I'll just say how I feel about that. Lebron does a good job at guarding finesse big men, but he struggles against true back to the basket big menJames can solidly guard 1-4, how many positions can M. Jordan play great defense on?
Also, 4th quarter, clutch shots, will to win, that is unquestioned and will never be matched by Lebron. In fact it's a bit unfair to Lebron to think it will...I gave Jordan that, but James' career is not over, never say never
.....and to those who think Jordan is saying this because Lebron is "threatning his legacy", is sort of laughable to me with all due respect.I am not sure if all your points are made, they've been challenged though?
Jordan is a team owner, and I can give you a HUGE reason why a team owner would choose Kobe over Lebron: LOYALTY. If you are going to choose a marquis player to invest in, you probably don't want the guy that can decide so easily to leave you on a whim.
If you are going to choose a marquis player to invest in, you probably don't want the guy that can decide so easily to leave you on a whim.Like Kobe, who requested a trade from the Lakers?
Bluffing is a known and respected negotiating tactic. Kobe is still on the Lakers. Gilbert and the Cavs gave Lebron the max offer and everything else that they could, but Lebron walked anyway.
Let's put it this way then. This is the reality of the situation. If you are a team owner and you choose Kobe or DWade, then you will also get Lebron because Lebron will come to you.
Jordan Picks Kobe
Jordan also picked Kwame Brown with the #1 pick and Adam Morrison with #3. Just sayin'.
Thats not the same though and you know it. It is one thing to not be good at picking potential talent for the future of the NBA and them not panning out, but in this case Michael is comparing himself to the current roster of players in the NBA that appears to have the best talent that matches what he did and as he correctly pointed out - a player with 5 championships as the starting shooting guard of a team with the second highest totals of championship titles in the NBA - comes closer to his titles and accomplishments than a player with only one championship. Now on the other hand, Lebron has not finished his career - and I think there is a good chance he will win more championships - but he has to go through the fire and do it first and like it or not - nearly all players in the NBA agree that the toughest battle there is - is another championship and I am not talking about a second rate player like Horry who comes off the bench and hits those lucky threes at the right time for three different teams. I am talking about a player with the same team who has started all of his career, been in two international Olympics, been in all of the all star games in his career and numerous other accomplishments.I can respect your view; however, there's no question at this time L. James is a much much better player being 6 years younger.
Quite simple - Let Lebron finish his career - His career will speak for itself by the time he is done - If he is as good as most everyone thinks(and he probably is)