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(Yahoo)   Lebron calls his shot with 27.9 seconds left in game 7 against the Spurs an "MJ moment." Too bad it's not really an MJ moment because Lebron didn't need to push off   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 24
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2013-06-26 03:38:25 PM
4 votes:
Lebron calls his shot with 27.9 seconds left in game 7 against the Spurs an "MJ moment." Too bad it's not really an MJ moment because Lebron didn't need to push off Jordan never needed a Game 7 to win a title.


Fixed that for ya, Subs


/lots things Jordan didn't have to do
// like convene with free agent all-stars
///or flop
////or recover from losing the Finals
////etc
2013-06-26 02:51:19 PM
3 votes:
Ya know what made MJ more awesome than Kobe and LBJ (more than being a better player) ?

He wasn't trying to make 'Magic Moments' or "Dr J Moments" or trying to convince people he was just as good as Wilt.

He was too busy making MJ moments
2013-06-26 03:56:41 PM
2 votes:

hugram: I grew up in LA in the 80's... and even I agree that MJ > Magic... in fact, Bird > Magic.


However, I saw a documentary which proved that Dr. J. regularly beat Larry Bird one on one.

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2013-06-26 03:39:38 PM
2 votes:
Unlike LeBron, Jordan didn't feel the need to ditch Chicago to win a championship elsewhere. They built around him. And MJ had no problem being The Man on his team. LeBron had to run off and join the superfriends to get his trophies. Couldn't take the spotlight so much.
2013-06-26 03:35:31 PM
2 votes:
Thanks a lot, Spurs.  One farking rebound and we wouldn't have to listen to all this shiat.
2013-06-27 07:47:50 AM
1 votes:

chimp_ninja: hugram: I grew up in LA in the 80's... and even I agree that MJ > Magic... in fact, Bird > Magic.

However, I saw a documentary which proved that Dr. J. regularly beat Larry Bird one on one.

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Man that game was awesome.  I'd always try to break the backboard so the janitor would come out and cuss me out.
2013-06-26 05:52:26 PM
1 votes:
For all MJ's prowess on offense, he was also a pretty good defender.  I mean, if he didn't want you to score, you may as well stay on the bus.  His defending plus his leadership, athleticism, et al. is what makes him the best ever.
2013-06-26 04:28:12 PM
1 votes:

js34603: Kobe is like MJ


Kobe tries to be like MJ.  He fails though.
2013-06-26 04:18:36 PM
1 votes:

Killer Cars: So, "hero ball" is cool when MJ did it, but not for anyone else.


You can't compare LeBron to MJ because they aren't the same player, mentally.  Jordan was a killer who would have shoved his mother down a flight of stairs to win.  LeBron isn't quite wired that way.  His game is a bit of a Magic/MJ combo, which isn't so bad really.
2013-06-26 04:16:50 PM
1 votes:

This Looks Fun: skinink: Unlike LeBron, Jordan didn't feel the need to ditch Chicago to win a championship elsewhere. They built around him. And MJ had no problem being The Man on his team. LeBron had to run off and join the superfriends to get his trophies. Couldn't take the spotlight so much.

Exactly. Cleveland did not, so they lost LeBron. Minnesota did not, so they lost KG. Orlando did not so they lost Shaq. Shaq wasn't good because he went to a team that wanted to win? KG had no talent because he wasn't the only guy on the team with talent? Some play for money, other play for legacy. Ask Barkley and Marino how good it feels to have been loyal... This is a silly argument.


Cleveland had the best regular season record in the NBA during LeBron's last year there. Then he got his ass handed to him in the playoffs. Instead of getting angrier and say to himself, "not only is Cleveland going to have the best regular season record again next year, I will lead us to a championship", he went ahead and took the easier way out to get his rings with the help of two other future hall of famers.

There is no way Bird would have joined the Lakers if Boston kept losing to the Lakers (same thing with Magic). There is no way Jordan would have joined the Piston if Detroit kept beating Chicago in the Eastern finals. I truly don't think those guys would be proud of winning a ring that way.
2013-06-26 04:16:40 PM
1 votes:
The turning point in LBJ's legacy: Link
2013-06-26 04:00:18 PM
1 votes:

skinink: Unlike LeBron, Jordan didn't feel the need to ditch Chicago to win a championship elsewhere. They built around him. And MJ had no problem being The Man on his team. LeBron had to run off and join the superfriends to get his trophies. Couldn't take the spotlight so much.


Exactly. Cleveland did not, so they lost LeBron. Minnesota did not, so they lost KG. Orlando did not so they lost Shaq. Shaq wasn't good because he went to a team that wanted to win? KG had no talent because he wasn't the only guy on the team with talent? Some play for money, other play for legacy. Ask Barkley and Marino how good it feels to have been loyal... This is a silly argument.
2013-06-26 03:50:57 PM
1 votes:

MugzyBrown: CastorTroy: Prime Magic Johnson > Prime Michael Jordan

Not even close.  And I grew up during both of their eras.

Magic was a great player, but not near MJs


I grew up in LA in the 80's... and even I agree that MJ > Magic... in fact, Bird > Magic.

/ Lakers fan
2013-06-26 03:48:30 PM
1 votes:

MugzyBrown: CastorTroy: Prime Magic Johnson > Prime Michael Jordan

Not even close.  And I grew up during both of their eras.

Magic was a great player, but not near MJs


So did I.  I never saw MJ play all 5 spots at an NBA level.
2013-06-26 03:41:31 PM
1 votes:

CastorTroy: Prime Magic Johnson > Prime Michael Jordan


Not even close.  And I grew up during both of their eras.

Magic was a great player, but not near MJs
2013-06-26 03:30:35 PM
1 votes:

js34603: We already have someone like Jordan. His name is Kobe he plays in LA. I guess if he wins one more he'll be the best. We have another Jordan. There has never been anyone like LeBron.


Kobe isn't close to MJ in any category other than 'total rings'.

LeBron is already much better than Kobe.

LeBron is as talented as MJ, if not more, but he should dominate games more often than he does.  MJ never had that problem.

Until game 7, if you watched the finals without prior knowledge, you wouldn't get the impression that Lebron was the by-far best player in the sport.  You pretty much never were left with that same doubt after watching MJ.
2013-06-26 03:18:53 PM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: MJ - 6 NBA Finals trips, 6 Wins, 6 Finals MVPs

LJ - 4 NBA Finals trips, 2 Wins, 2 Finals MVPs


''I know it wasn't the magnitude of MJ hitting that shot in '98, but I definitely thought about him,'' James said. ''It was an MJ moment.'

Everyone take a moment to read that before we start this sports talk conversation....AGAIN!
2013-06-26 03:15:24 PM
1 votes:
2013-06-26 03:15:10 PM
1 votes:
MJ - 6 NBA Finals trips, 6 Wins, 6 Finals MVPs

LJ - 4 NBA Finals trips, 2 Wins, 2 Finals MVPs
2013-06-26 03:04:15 PM
1 votes:

deanis: ManateeGag: abhorrent1: MJ was a better player than you'll ever be, James. Get over it.

MJ was a better player than James would ever imagine being.

You are both very wrong. But seriously, it was a bad move on LBJs part to make the comparison.


I'm sadly old enough to remember when MJ was playing he was constantly compared to Dr. J, Magic, Wilt and Larry Bird.   Seriously 27 years ago these rose tinted douches were saying Jordan is no Larry Bird.  Even after Jordan dropped 63 on Bird's Celtics.  No current player will ever be as good as the one that played right before him.
2013-06-26 03:01:28 PM
1 votes:
LeBron, this is exactly why people hate you.
You let other people call that your "MJ moment".

/as retarded as Costanza giving himself a nickname
2013-06-26 02:51:57 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: MJ was a better player than you'll ever be, James. Get over it.


MJ was a better player than James would ever imagine being.
2013-06-26 02:48:13 PM
1 votes:
MJ was a better player than you'll ever be, James. Get over it.
2013-06-26 02:36:41 PM
1 votes:
The problem is also that MJ had so many "MJ moments" that a jumper to push a 2-point lead to 4 points wouldn't rank in the top-50.
 
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