Negrodamus wrote:76ciology wrote:Negrodamus wrote:https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2891395-a-man-for-all-seasons?fbclid=IwAR3Ne3-IB6pbZXEDUzC0LlnwMz9UQqKtNU_K4e0yk_8SIEvYz7m86s6lCH8
Lol, I like the MJ documentary, but now everyone is obsessed with how he'd fare today.
On a related note, i think he will still be very good. Like a smaller version of Kawhi at the SG position.
But he won’t be as good as he was with the level of talent we have in the league right now.
But he’s still the GOAT to me because of his accolades and what he has accomplished. Greatness has a lot of luck/results involved, because if it’s not then GOAT should be Wilt.
I think he'd obliterate the league, statistically speaking. If he focused on a three point game, he'd score a ton more points. Mix in how easy cheap fouls are drawn these days and it would be an even worse version of Harden-ball. But, as per usual in the NBA across history, it would depend on how the team was constructed around him.
The fouls are because defenders have to respect 3pt shooters. But if you are a defender with 2-3” taller than him and have a 7’ wingspan, and you are defending an average 3pt shooter who is shorter than you, you can likely sag off to minimize your chance in getting called for a foul. A guy like Ben can easily sag off MJ and we can live with MJ trying to score against Ben’s outstreched arms.
We dont know how good he’ll be if he attempted more 3s but for the discussion let’s just call an apple an apple.
The league has certainly improved its talent and it’s quality. The teams and the defenders he’ll be facing will be a lot tougher. I mean.. that Bulls squad never faced a 73 win team and a 73 win team with KD team and etc.
It was truly a weak era when he was dominating the league. And im not taking away anything from MJ. He deserve what he has accomplished. He is the GOAT for me.
On a related note (another related note) LeBron has to be one of the unluckiest players in league history. To start, being drafted and obligated to win at Cleveland and having to face the Celts Big 3, OKC’s 3 future superstars, Dirk going HAM and that insane Warriors squad.
....THEN COVID19. LMAO.