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It is only natural for fans and spectators of the game to compare thoroughbreds of their generation to those of other generations. Let's face it, Michael revolutionized the game of basketball in the 80's and 90's. Lebron may or may not do the same thing. Only time will tell. I do feel that Lebron will be the next player in the NBA that all others will be measured against. That being said, it is my belief that Michael's legacy is different because what he did, he did against many more teams that were defensively oriented. The NBA has tweaked the rules just enough to almost completely eliminate any type of defense for the offensive players slashing to the basket (except for the offensive charge which always occurs inches outside of the 3 foot arch). Hand-checking is almost obsolete. Bottom line is that Michael's game made it so that the league would make it easier for others to follow and maybe even surpase him in popularity and legacy within the game.
posted by jenjamturley at 11:07 AM on May 22
I completely agree with Ying Yang Mafia. Isaiah Thomas should have realized what kind of character he was getting after the sports nation watched Larry Brown's classless exodus from a proven championship team. I mean the guy actually made me feel bad for him for his "ailing health reasons". Come on, didn't he just try to pull the same stuff at the end of the season in New York?
posted by jenjamturley at 10:13 AM on May 15
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