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Old 05-18-2016, 12:51 AM   #1
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Lebron vs MJ

I came to a conclusion last night and I'm sticking by it, Lebron is better than MJ and it's not as close as people think.

Sorry MJ fans.

There's a lot to think about here. To place MJ ahead is really not digging deep into circumstance, place in time, teammates, ownership groups, head coaches that each star has played for, etc. Lebron was winning finals games with Delly as the 2nd best player on the team, Lebron is in the finals EVERY YEAR no matter who his teammates are, he's played for coaches not 1/10th as good as Phil Jackson.

I could write a novel on why Lebron is better, but I'll leave the novels up to you guys. Don't be offended that your hero MJ is not as good, it is what it is folks.
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:48 AM   #2
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Michael with SIX rings and being the #1 Playoff scorer all time?

LeBron ?

I sometimes wonder whether you habit a parallel dimension, when you come up with this gibberish!
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:50 AM   #3
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Michael with SIX rings and being the #1 Playoff scorer all time?

LeBron ?

I sometimes wonder whether you habit a parallel dimension, when you come up with this gibberish!
horry has 7 rings, so he's better than mj according to you?

i would ask you to think hard about this comparison, but you obviously have your mind made up
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:02 AM   #4
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Michael with SIX rings and being the #1 Playoff scorer all time?

LeBron ?

I sometimes wonder whether you habit a parallel dimension, when you come up with this gibberish!
numbers thru 30 years old comparing kobe, mj and lebron.
http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index....jordan_ko.html
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:49 PM   #5
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numbers thru 30 years old comparing kobe, mj and lebron.
http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index....jordan_ko.html
In that chart you linked to, it shows that Lebron played 13 seasons through age 30, while MJ had only played nine.

As you persumably saw, MJ blows away Lebron in points/game (32.3 compared to 27.3), blocks per game (1.025 vs. 0.79), and steals per game (2.72 vs. 1.69). Not to mention the MVP edge (5 MVPs vs. 4), scoring titles (10 vs. 1), and rings (6 vs. 2).

You could make an argument that Lebron will have a better resume than MJ when it's all said and done, but it's a lot closer than you think, SRU.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:47 PM   #6
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I came to a conclusion last night and I'm sticking by it, Lebron is better than MJ and it's not as close as people think.

Sorry MJ fans.

There's a lot to think about here. To place MJ ahead is really not digging deep into circumstance, place in time, teammates, ownership groups, head coaches that each star has played for, etc. Lebron was winning finals games with Delly as the 2nd best player on the team, Lebron is in the finals EVERY YEAR no matter who his teammates are, he's played for coaches not 1/10th as good as Phil Jackson.

I could write a novel on why Lebron is better, but I'll leave the novels up to you guys. Don't be offended that your hero MJ is not as good, it is what it is folks.
He CRAFTED that team in Miami; colluded with the other top free agent to join up with one of the top players in the league.

You are losing your mind.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #7
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He CRAFTED that team in Miami; colluded with the other top free agent to join up with one of the top players in the league.

You are losing your mind.
That's a weird statement. Every team is crafted by someone. West and Aldridge went to the spurs this year. Next year someone will go to another team and so on and so on.
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In that chart you linked to, it shows that Lebron played 13 seasons through age 30, while MJ had only played nine.

As you persumably saw, MJ blows away Lebron in points/game (32.3 compared to 27.3), blocks per game (1.025 vs. 0.79), and steals per game (2.72 vs. 1.69). Not to mention the MVP edge (5 MVPs vs. 4), scoring titles (10 vs. 1), and rings (6 vs. 2).

You could make an argument that Lebron will have a better resume than MJ when it's all said and done, but it's a lot closer than you think, SRU.
But the 4 extra years Lebron plays matter in his greatness you know the old saying the best ability is availability.

Saying a player 'woulda' done this or that if he played longer is just guesswork you can't give a guy credit for what he might have done.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:33 AM   #9
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I give Jordan the edge but people should remember that he had a guy named Pippen by his side for every one of those six championships.

Lebron in 2014 vs Spurs and last year vs Warriors, it was basically him on his own. Wade and Bosh were ineffective; Love and Irving were out with injuries. I've never been more impressed with Lebron than in last year's playoffs.
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I give Jordan the edge but people should remember that he had a guy named Pippen by his side for every one of those six championships.

Lebron in 2014 vs Spurs and last year vs Warriors, it was basically him on his own. Wade and Bosh were ineffective; Love and Irving were out with injuries. I've never been more impressed with Lebron than in last year's playoffs.
What did Pippen do without MJ? Don't get me wrong, he was a very good player, but without MJ he was more all star than superstar.
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A good case could be made that Lebron isn't top 2 since 2000, let alone better than MJ.
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A good case could be made that Lebron isn't top 2 since 2000, let alone better than MJ.
I have no idea why Lebron is considered (by most) ahead of Tim Duncan.
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What did Pippen do without MJ? Don't get me wrong, he was a very good player, but without MJ he was more all star than superstar.
In his prime years, he averaged almost 20 points per game, was selected to the Dream Team twice and the NBA All-Defensive team eight straight seasons. Jordan didn't win any championship rings until Pippen really came into his own. Plus I watched the guy play; he was just an average shooter but excelled at most other things.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:28 PM   #15
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In his prime years, he averaged almost 20 points per game, was selected to the Dream Team twice and the NBA All-Defensive team eight straight seasons. Jordan didn't win any championship rings until Pippen really came into his own. Plus I watched the guy play; he was just an average shooter but excelled at most other things.
I agree, he was a very good player. But he wasn't a guy that could carry a team.
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