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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5880 on: February 08, 2023, 12:18:05 AM »
ok I'll bite. For context, at age 38, Jordan was sucking with the Wizards; Lebron is still playing at an All-NBA level.
It might not be fair, but LBJ has baggage he will never get rid of.
LBJ will be in the conversation while he is playing. In ten years from now when he is not playing that will be the end of it. 
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5881 on: February 08, 2023, 12:18:14 AM »
"I think he's going to have the greatest career of all time," Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. "I think he's already had it. I think Michael (Jordan) is the greatest of all time, but that doesn't take anything away from LeBron. LeBron's had the greatest career."

Interesting take.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5882 on: February 08, 2023, 12:22:04 AM »
"I think he's going to have the greatest career of all time," Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. "I think he's already had it. I think Michael (Jordan) is the greatest of all time, but that doesn't take anything away from LeBron. LeBron's had the greatest career."

Interesting take.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5883 on: February 08, 2023, 12:23:36 AM »
It might not be fair, but LBJ has baggage he will never get rid of.
LBJ will be in the conversation while he is playing. In ten years from now when he is not playing that will be the end of it. 
Brady attained his GOAT status over the last 5-6 years of his career. At LBJ's current pace and goal to play with his son, he will too (if he's not there yet).

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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5884 on: February 08, 2023, 12:24:25 AM »
spoken like a politician
He has a valid point. LBJ stats are crazy. If you never seen either of them play, who would you pick based on stats?
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5885 on: February 08, 2023, 12:26:09 AM »
Brady attained his GOAT status over the last 5-6 years of his career.
What do you think MJ did in his last 5 years?  :)
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5886 on: February 08, 2023, 12:27:54 AM »
What do you think MJ did in his last 5 years?  :)
took multiple multi-year sabbaticals ;)

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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5887 on: February 08, 2023, 12:35:17 AM »
took multiple multi-year sabbaticals ;)
People forget that. After the second 3 peat at age 35 he returned at age 39 for two seasons.
The belief is if he didn't go to baseball, you are looking at 8 titles in a row if not more.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5888 on: February 08, 2023, 12:53:06 AM »
The GOAT will let others say it, they don't.

Sorry LBJ you can say it as often as you want but it will never happen: “What I bring to the table as a basketball player … I feel like I’m the best basketball player that ever played the game,”
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5889 on: February 08, 2023, 07:31:13 AM »
The GOAT will let others say it, they don't.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5890 on: February 08, 2023, 08:47:36 AM »
OUCH! That is going a little too far.

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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5891 on: February 08, 2023, 09:29:18 AM »
The belief is if he didn't go to baseball, you are looking at 8 titles in a row if not more.
….or his legacy is destroyed because he loses in the first round of the playoffs as he had multiple times before. We’ll never know, since he *didn’t play*. Now he’s the GOAT because of seasons he copped out of? He’s shown he doesn’t have near the endurance LeBron has, who’s already played 338 more games than Jordan with even more of them at a superstar level vs. Jordan’s half hearted twilight years.

More likely, if he plays instead of retiring, his career simply ends earlier.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5892 on: February 08, 2023, 10:31:13 AM »
….or his legacy is destroyed because he loses in the first round of the playoffs as he had multiple times before. We’ll never know, since he *didn’t play*. Now he’s the GOAT because of seasons he copped out of? He’s shown he doesn’t have near the endurance LeBron has, who’s already played 338 more games than Jordan with even more of them at a superstar level vs. Jordan’s half hearted twilight years.

More likely, if he plays instead of retiring, his career simply ends earlier.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5893 on: February 08, 2023, 10:39:36 AM »
He’s shown he doesn’t have near the endurance LeBron has,
Are you confusing endurance with not giving 100%? Everyone has an opinion but let's be real here.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5894 on: February 08, 2023, 10:44:35 AM »
The GOAT will let others say it, they don't.

Sorry LBJ you can say it as often as you want but it will never happen: “What I bring to the table as a basketball player … I feel like I’m the best basketball player that ever played the game,”
Wait we are now judging who's goat based on what they say?

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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5895 on: February 08, 2023, 10:46:53 AM »
MJ's biggest advantage is having played for a better organization/team.

If Lebron never left Miami, this would be a different convo...
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5896 on: February 08, 2023, 10:48:44 AM »
Wait we are now judging who's goat based on what they say?
It is based on their career. If you need to tell people, you are the GOAT that is a sure-fire way to know you are not.

Some want to base it on endurance. In a couple more seasons LeBron will past the GOAT Vince Carter for most seasons played. ROFLMAO!!!
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5897 on: February 08, 2023, 10:50:40 AM »
MJ's biggest advantage is having played for a better organization/team.

If Lebron never left Miami, this would be a different convo...
Didn't he leave because the writing was on the wall? Miami is one of the biggest stains on his career or should we rewrite history?
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5898 on: February 08, 2023, 10:56:25 AM »
Didn't he leave because the writing was on the wall? Miami is one of the biggest stains on his career or should we rewrite history?
Stains in what way?

I think he left because he wanted to return to Cleveland to win one at home.

Great for storyline, not great for championships and that seems to be all MJ fans care about when it comes to GOAT talk.
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Re: NBA Master Thread
« Reply #5899 on: February 08, 2023, 10:59:04 AM »
Stains in what way?
We won't even talk about the decision fiasco. A major knock/stain on him is he couldn't win one. He had to make a super team to do it. KD is that situation but even worse.
I think he left because he wanted to return to Cleveland to win one at home.
I disagree but either way this was a major plus for his career.
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