When men and women possessing immense basketball knowledge once assembled in places that invited great debate – places, for example, where liquid spirits flowed freely — the popular question was: Who will be the next Michael Jordan?
But putting him in the discussion for the game’s all-time best – specifically closely behind Michael Jordan and ahead of Kobe Bryant – is still very much in flux.
James needs another NBA title and another superstar performance in the Finals – this year – to cement his name in the “all-time best” discussion.
In fact, LeBron might not even be on my all-time top 10 right now. I’m not sure.
While attempting to uncover a certain fact about Michael Jordan, an extended Google search proved futile. The fact would be wonderful to know because it would be a way of tormenting Jordan, and that’s always been fun to do because that’s what he’s always done to everyone else.
In searching the internet, however, I couldn’t find out what time Jordan was born 50 years ago today. I’d like to know because if it was more than a few seconds after midnight on Feb. 17, 1963, that would mean Jordan was not the first baby born on that day.
And if Michael is not first, it absolutely destroys him.
LeBron James – Mr. “not one, not two, not three, not four” himself – thinks a player’s ring count doesn’t always define a career.
This has been the major topic at hand over the past couple of days. Lets take a look at what exactly was said by these two. Here is the Jordan quote, from Cindy Boren of Washington Post:
When Wall entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2010-2011 Draft, some believed he may become one of the best point guards to ever play the game. Yes, the hype was that strong.
And why not? He had incredible athleticism, size, played defense and displayed the ability to find teammates.
In his second game ever as a Wizard, he quickly showed promise with 28 points and nine assists in a losing effort against the Atlanta Hawks. In his third game, he had 29 points, 13 assists and nine steals in an overtime victory against the Philadelphia 76ers. In his sixth game as a pro, Wall added a triple-double to his fast-growing resume with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, one turnover and six steals – joining Magic Johnson as the only rookie ever to post a triple-double with six steals in his first six games.