Michael Jordan would really struggle against today's athletes

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Michael Jordan would really struggle against today's athletes 

Post#1 » by LakerLegend » Fri May 22, 2020 2:09 am

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Post#2 » by Pennebaker » Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 am

But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?
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Post#3 » by LakerLegend » Fri May 22, 2020 2:23 am

Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?

Funny thing is, Pippen was a far better athlete than Leonard and Jordan went against him everyday in practice.
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Post#5 » by HomoSapien » Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 am

Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


He couldn't handle Joe Dumars?
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Post#6 » by chitownsalesmen » Fri May 22, 2020 2:34 am

Agreed, especially with guys like this.





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Post#7 » by Pennebaker » Fri May 22, 2020 2:37 am

LakerLegend wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?


Since when is allowing 28.2 ppg on .571 FG% and .519 3PT% locking someone up? :lol:

The problem remains. MJ could jump out of the gym in 1988, sure, but he couldn't figure out Joe Dumars, who was the bane of his existence.
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Pennebaker wrote:
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Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?


Since when is allowing 28.2 ppg on .571 FG% and .519 3PT% locking someone up? :lol:

The problem remains. MJ could jump out of the gym in 1988, sure, but he couldn't figure out Joe Dumars, who was the bane of his existence.


Now give us the numbers without the garbage time stats :D
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Post#9 » by Pennebaker » Fri May 22, 2020 2:51 am

LakerLegend wrote:
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Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?


Since when is allowing 28.2 ppg on .571 FG% and .519 3PT% locking someone up? :lol:

The problem remains. MJ could jump out of the gym in 1988, sure, but he couldn't figure out Joe Dumars, who was the bane of his existence.


Now give us the numbers without the garbage time stats :D


What numbers?
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Post#10 » by Capn'O » Fri May 22, 2020 2:58 am

Would he have been able to overcome getting stabbed and still win championships?
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Post#11 » by AussieCeltic » Fri May 22, 2020 3:00 am

Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Bruh. How could Lebron handle Dumars if he couldn't handle JJ Barea?
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Post#12 » by Pennebaker » Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 am

AussieCeltic wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Bruh. How could Lebron handle Dumars if he couldn't handle JJ Barea?


No. Jordan literally struggled against Dumars for years. Every year. Same problem over and over again. Jordan said Dumars was the best defender he's ever faced and the only one that checked him for an entire game.
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Post#13 » by HomoSapien » Fri May 22, 2020 3:05 am

LakerLegend wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:
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Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?


Since when is allowing 28.2 ppg on .571 FG% and .519 3PT% locking someone up? :lol:

The problem remains. MJ could jump out of the gym in 1988, sure, but he couldn't figure out Joe Dumars, who was the bane of his existence.


Now give us the numbers without the garbage time stats :D


And while you're at it, give us the numbers Jordan averaged against Dumars.
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Post#14 » by Dupp » Fri May 22, 2020 3:08 am

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Post#15 » by prophet_of_rage » Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 am

Jordan is a generational athlete. He would be fine and athletically exemplary today. I mean his modern equivalent athletically is near Lavine. He wouldn't struggle individually with the game. Social media would be his downfall.
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Post#16 » by AussieCeltic » Fri May 22, 2020 3:11 am

Pennebaker wrote:
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Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Bruh. How could Lebron handle Dumars if he couldn't handle JJ Barea?


No. Jordan literally struggled against Dumars for years. Every year. Same problem over and over again. Jordan said Dumars was the best defender he's ever faced and the only one that checked him for an entire game.


MJ averaged 31/7/6 against Dumars in regular season.. including 59 & 61 point performances.

30/7/6 in playoffs... but whatever helps you sleep at night man
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Post#17 » by GreenBloodedC » Fri May 22, 2020 3:14 am

If you're going to cite "athletes" Kawhi is not even the best example. Yes, he's a great defender, but not an out of this world athlete.
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Post#18 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Fri May 22, 2020 3:21 am

Pennebaker wrote:
LakerLegend wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:But you post a picture from the late 80's and he couldn't even beat the weak athletes from that era. How is he supposed to handle Kawhi Leonard when he couldn't even handle Joe Dumars?


Not sure, maybe Kawhi would lock him up like he did LeBron in the Finals?


Since when is allowing 28.2 ppg on .571 FG% and .519 3PT% locking someone up? :lol:

The problem remains. MJ could jump out of the gym in 1988, sure, but he couldn't figure out Joe Dumars, who was the bane of his existence.


"Couldn't figure out Dumars"

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/198703040DET.html

Dropped 61 on him.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/198804030DET.html

59 here.

Plenty of other 30-40 point games, but I didn't want to embarrass you even further.

Career vs Dumars

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Post#19 » by prolific passer » Fri May 22, 2020 3:24 am

Steph Curry would shut Jordan down. :( :naaa:
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Post#20 » by jc23 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:26 am

Honest question because im not sure, but was realgm like this 10-20 years ago? I dont remember there being so many lunatic fans of players when i joined. It resembles the political climate in many ways.
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