tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:kfresh wrote:migya wrote:tHe_pEsTiLeNcE wrote:migya wrote:kfresh wrote:MJ showed us what great skills mixed with great and athleticism can do - become arguebly the best player of all time.
Jordan is definately the best ever!!!!
I never liked the bulls and was always going for the other team in the finals but Jordan showed flat out that he is the best ever. He lead the league in scoring more than anyone else ever did and was by far the main reason the Bulls won 6 championships and a much more competive era than any Lakers or Celtics team!
Jordan did what he had to do to win and that is that!
Agree with the entire post except "a much more competitive era than any lakers or celtics team". The 80s were more competitive because less teams=more concentration of talent.
Disagree - 80s had alot of talent but the defense almost didn't exist, making it easier because there were less factors. The Bulls won with great athletes and dominant players coming into the league, such as Shaq, Mourning, Grant Hill, Iverson etc. Players like Robinson, Barkley, Stockton and Malone were in their prime.
I believe that the Bulls had tough competition and won 6 championships! 2 3peats! Only the Russell Celtics did that and that era was a disgrace
the 90s arguebly even had more talent in the league than it did in the 80s.
those 6 championships were hard earned by the bulls. they faced great teams throughout their great run and prevailed on top.
not to forget how great the ROCKETS were with hakeem. the 94 and 95 rockets are overshadowed by the MJ and bulls however, which is unfortunate.
Let's compare 87-88 to 95-96
88 jordan was better than 96 jordan. next
Terrell brandon, sean elliot, glen rice and juwon howard were allstars in 96. nuff said.
The 88 championship team featured
players who combined for 36 allstar appearances
whereas the 96 one had 23
I could argue why the 88 team was better but I'll wait for it to be refuted
The ridiculously loaded pistons were head and shoulders above the sonics. the pistons had dantley, zeke, dumars, laimbeer, microwave, rodman, mahorn, salley, dawkins, etc. now that's what you call loaded.
ECF runners up:
The bird, mcHale, Parish, DJ, ainge, paxson team didn't make the finals. insane. that team was much better than orlando, and they only won 50 games
WCF runners up:
Mavs were better than the typical three player jazz team.
Need I continue? becuase 87-88 owns 95-96 in every way,
Doesn't change that MJ was the greatest ever BAR NONE!
thats only one year out of a decade.
and you cant really compare a 1988 mj to a 1996 mj.
to me, MJ in 96 had no dropoff from the mj in 1988.
MJ had phil, scottie, rodman, he had a complete team around him, thus the load on his shoulders dropped substantially. 1996 MJ was also a much more mature player in the way he attacked each game. sure there was a points per game drop off, but not everything about basketball is statsheet based becasue the game is just so much more than that. to me, MJ in 1988 is virtually the same as the MJ in 1996. his game adjusted to a new era of basketball and still dominated.
the 90s sure didnt have a dropoff in talent. it was a new wave of basketball. How can there be a dropoff when we had the clyde drexlers, the charles barkleys, the patrick ewing, SHAQ, grant hill, HAKEEM.
the list goes on.
the style was different between the two eras. but im going to have to say the 90s was a fresh, new look filled with bright stars and memorable moments.