John3:16 wrote:I watched his entire career, from UNC to Chicago, from baseball to DC. Great player. No denying that.
As Roo said, I'd take Kareem over Jordan. As much as it pains me, I'd say Jordan was better than Kobe, but I gotta throw this in: Kobe at his best (in the zone) is better than Jordan at his best. Kobe got hotter and stayed there longer than anyone. I think Phil was even quoted as saying this once and everyone loves a good Phil quote.
The whole Jordan vs Kobe thing is interesting. No one compared Wade to Jordan. But Kobe haters are always the first to bring up Jordan when bashing Kobe. Kobe might be Jordan, but he's the closest thing to him.
Lastly, I think Kobe said it best when he said, "different career paths."
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:There's always some luck involved in a successful career.
Pig Miller wrote:nowadays, it seems that everyone gets compared to jordan, fairly or unfairly, maybe prematurely. jordan is the gold standard for what a ball player should be according to most, especially in the media.
however, i wanted to get a feel of:
1) did you watch jordan's prime (90-98)?
2) do you think jordan has reached an unattainable status due to the myth/legend growing larger via the media and as time passes?
3) why isn't there a big man equivalent of jordan? some might say russell, kaj, wilt, etc as the greatest big man of all time, but jordan is hands down the greatest wing of all time.
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