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Michael Jordan (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan: In My Prime, I’d Beat LeBron James 1-On-1

“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”

10/01/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera Holds The Final No. 42

Neither Daniel Webster nor William Shakespeare conjured a word that frames his ability or his nobility. If possible, he’s an even better person.

07/18/2013

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Silverman: Mariano Rivera’s Peers — Rice, Orr And Jordan

Rivera is not just a great baseball player, he is the best at his position by a significant margin. Sure, he has peers — just not in MLB.

07/17/2013

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Keidel: Is America Ready To Like LeBron James?

At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.

06/24/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), LeBron James (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) and Zack Wheeler (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giglio: Comparisons In Professional Sports Need To Stop

Matt Harvey isn’t the next Roger Clemens, Zack Wheeler isn’t the next A.J. Burnett and LeBron James isn’t the next Michael Jordan.

06/21/2013

LeBron James (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Can LeBron Be Like Mike? James’ Legacy Is On Line In NBA Finals

Of course, Miami could still win this series, and it is still favored to do so. But win it must. James’ legacy is on the line, because June is when legacies are built. Just ask Jordan.

06/07/2013

Dennis Rodman (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) and LeBron James (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rodman: If LeBron Was In NBA In Late ’80s Or Early ‘90s, He’d Be Average Player

The argument about whether LeBron James will ultimately be better than Michael Jordan continues to gain steam. But Dennis Rodman, Jordan’s former teammate with the Bulls, doesn’t want to hear it. To him, it’s an asinine argument.

06/07/2013

Dennis Rodman (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Dennis Rodman Brings His Basketball Skills To … Wait For It … North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — neon-bleached hair, tattoos, nose studs and all — on Tuesday to the isolated Communist country with possibly the world’s drabbest dress code: North Korea.

02/26/2013

LeBron James (credit:  Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images). Michael Jordan (credit:  Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: LeBron James Better Than Michael Jordan? Um, No

Being the latest does not make you the greatest. If you wipe the faerie dust of projection, then you’ll see that MJ was singular, monolithic, and without peer.

02/18/2013

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Knicks’ Anthony, NBA Stars Celebrate Michael Jordan At 50

In a weekend filled with the NBA’s greatest players, Jordan was the topic no one could stop talking about.

02/18/2013

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TTYM: How Athletes Blow Their $ And Is Torri Hunter Bitter?

Torri Hunter answers the question “is he bitter about the Josh Hamilton Deal?”  An ESPN commentator takes things too far.  No, this time we really mean it.   And find out some of the ridiculous ways […]

12/14/2012

The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony calls a play during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Dec. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.  (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Lose Melo, But Gut One Out And Stun Bobcats At The Buzzer

J.R. Smith is normally the guy watching Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot, not the one knocking it down. But with Anthony nursing a lacerated finger, the Knicks turned to Smith for the last shot and the eight-year NBA veteran delivered.

12/05/2012

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Hartnett: At 38, Nets’ Stackhouse Is Still Going Strong

The game hasn’t passed Jerry Stackhouse by just yet. The Nets’ swingman played key roles off the bench in consecutive statement victories.

11/29/2012

J.R. Smith (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and John Starks (Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)

Hartnett: Knicks’ J.R. Smith Is Justifying Comparisons To Former Fan Favorite John Starks

All those comparisons to John Starks seemed premature, but the 2012-13 J.R. Smith is finally deserving of being compared to one of the most popular Knicks of all-time.

11/26/2012

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President Obama Leaves New York City After Fundraising Events

Obama raised $3 million with the help of the players, who included NBA-great Michael Jordan and former Knicks Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley. NBA Commissioner David Stern also was there.

08/22/2012

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