This entry is inspired by Wing$ by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say that but…here goes nothing).
Well it’s really Inspired by the one and only MJ, Michael Jordan, everybody.
There will only by one 23, one Michael Jordan, the greatest to ever play the game.
I might be slighted because I’m a Celtics fan of the 21st century. That meaning that I hate Kobe, and LeBron and never really witnessed MJ dominate on the court.
However, I do know that he dominated every game he ever played in. He was more than just a gamechanger, he was more than a man, a myth and a legend on the court. He was Michael Jordan.
LeBron James is a great basketball, but he’s not MJ great. I honestly don’t think he ever will be. He may surpass 23 in the stats during final years of his career but he went straight from high school to the NBA. Jordan went to NC from 1981-83. And then, one of the great tragedies in sports, Jordan took 2 years off to play baseball.
If you really think that James is better than MJ at the end of it all; take off the same 4 years that he wouldn’t have played if he were Michael Jordan.
Then, and only then can we put the debate at rest one way or another.
If it is in fact a pro-LeBron stat base, then he’ll be equal to MJ. But never really equal, its about success, when it all boils down to it. Michael Jordan has 6 NBA Championships, 6 Finals MVPs, and 5 NBA MVPs. Not to mention the 14 times he was selected into the NBA All-Star game, and named MVP of the game 3 of those times. And we can’t forget to bring up the 10 time scoring leader in the NBA. Oh and he averaged 30 points per game.
Your move LeBron, and LeBron fans.
I never saw MJ play live; but I still know that he could take control of the game at any moment. Even when he was young, and had to play against all-time greats like Magic and Bird, he gave them fits defensively. He would match up with any player on the floor and beat him. Allegedly, at age 49, so two weeks ago, he beat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Lottery pick, age 19) in a one-on-one game.
Let’s be real here and say that Michael really only played for one team, the Bulls. That nonsense with the Wizards doesn’t count. He was the face of Chicago and eventually America in 1992.
LeBron on the other hand, ran away from a city that he was nearly born and raised in, as well as took the “easy” route and teamed up with 2 other All-Stars. Jordan had Scotty Pippen, and was “lucky” that the Bulls traded for him. I don’t think he needed Scotty though. In this case LeBron is a chump, a coward and the Cavaliers suck as an organization. Not to mention Cleveland sucks as well.
Anyway. Michael Jordan will always be the best player that ever lived. No question.
By the way- I heard Brian Scalabrine is undefeated in one-on-ones since he retired….
Also- Michael stars in one of the best movies made in the 90’s.