Mr Puddles wrote:The NBA old-timers are always bashing the new kids. How many quotes are there of retired NBA players implying or flat out saying that player x from their generation would dominate in today's league? Jordan said he'd score 100, McGrady said Kobe would score 100, Rodman said Jordan would easily average 50, and there are countless more.
I have no problem with Mikal saying what he did - it's time the new guys call out the old players; everyone else certainly seems to be giving them a pass
Yeah, what Mikal said was just in good fun, and I can see from his perspective, he probably would have an easier time guarding Jordan than LeBron.
But people saying trade the turd? He may be our most fundamentally sound player. Not many players work that hard on defense all the time....and as a second year player always guard the other team's best player, unless it's a dominating big like Embiid or Jokic.