In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.
If we may make the small assumption that the Miami Heat will bag their third consecutive title next month, it will infuse a few watts to the charged debate about LeBron James’s place in NBA history.
NBA Draft operates via a goofy lottery system. There has to be a better alternative than picking ping-pong balls out of a machine. Like maybe a dance off?!
Jordan says he grew up with the KKK influencing many aspects of life in North Carolina. And it all came to a head when he was called a racial slur by a classmate.
After mentioning that Michael Jordan turns 51 today, Boomer and Craig (reluctantly) engaged in a spirited discussion about who they believe belongs on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore.
LeBron James told ESPN that Allen Iverson was “pound-for-pound, probably the greatest player who ever played.”
“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.”
Neither Daniel Webster nor William Shakespeare conjured a word that frames his ability or his nobility. If possible, he’s an even better person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.