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View Poll Results: The best out of the 3 below?
Michael Jordan 23 74.19%
Kobe Bryant 6 19.35%
Lebron James 2 6.45%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-04-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Considering the amount of titles and discussions about domination of others, people are starting to mention Kobe in the same class as Jordan. So my question is, who is the best out of Jordan, Kobe, and Lebron? Please give an honest opinion and not a biased one because the player is or was on your team.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I don't think Kobe has yet to reach the overall greatness of Jordan but he is still the best player in the NBA and has several more years to reach Jordan's records. I picked Kobe because of his consistent ability to reach championships but Jordan is still the best.

Obviously Lebron has the best potential and once he is able to perform in the playoffs as well as he plays during the regular season, he will likely take Kobe's spot as the best NBA athlete.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Jordan by a long shot.

Those other 2 should not be on the list. They are great players but Mike was a beast. Kobe and LJ will never be like Mike.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Hard to believe this is even questionable. . .unequivocally, His Airness!
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:50 AM
 
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Ask this question in another decade when the majority of basketball fans will have grown up in the post MJ era. Just as we quickly toss aside guys like Kareem, Wilt, and Oscar and say Jordan is the "undisputed" greatest, the next generation will do the same to Jordan.

It is unfair to put Lebron (and even Kobe) up against a guy who is no longer playing. LeBron has the potential to be greater than both Michael and Kobe. He is a much better athlete than the other two. He can literally play four positions. Sure someone will say he lacks this, that, or the other. Those same people act like Jordan came into the league as the same guy who retired in 1998. It is amazing how people wear rose colored glasses when it comes to remember Jordan. Isiah Thomas made a great point about the Pistons battles with the Bulls in the late 80's. He said that peole forget that Michael BECAME the greatest player of his generation. He did not start out that way. Until LeBron is done we can't assume anything. We do know that he has more potential as a basketball player than any player we have seen in a long time.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Ask this question in another decade when the majority of basketball fans will have grown up in the post MJ era. Just as we quickly toss aside guys like Kareem, Wilt, and Oscar and say Jordan is the "undisputed" greatest, the next generation will do the same to Jordan.

It is unfair to put Lebron (and even Kobe) up against a guy who is no longer playing. LeBron has the potential to be greater than both Michael and Kobe. He is a much better athlete than the other two. He can literally play four positions. Sure someone will say he lacks this, that, or the other. Those same people act like Jordan came into the league as the same guy who retired in 1998. It is amazing how people wear rose colored glasses when it comes to remember Jordan. Isiah Thomas made a great point about the Pistons battles with the Bulls in the late 80's. He said that peole forget that Michael BECAME the greatest player of his generation. He did not start out that way. Until LeBron is done we can't assume anything. We do know that he has more potential as a basketball player than any player we have seen in a long time.
It doesn't matter how MJ came into the league, hey, he didn't even make his HS team, who cares , it only makes the MJ saga that much better.

Kobe has the drive, will, spirit and determination on the court as MJ, he can shoot the ball from the lockeroom and finds its way in the net, Kobe and Michael can play on any team and win a title.

Lebron on the other hand is a showman and does not elevate the level of play as a team. He has the tools and is by no means a great player, but in my opinion he is not better than Kobe, Kobe doesn't need to play four positions as he can dominate and dictate the outcome of the game from one position.

Anyone, better than His Airness? Remains to be seen . . .we'll check back in a decade, lol
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Michael Jordan.....if Jordan would have had Shaq in his prime, we'd be reading about how Michael won 10 Championships.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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it is hard to say. but i think Michael Jordan is the best.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:49 AM
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Not really fair to compare Lebron who is a small forward to those two shooting guards.

Lebron has the chance to become great, but we won't know until he retires. I do think this new contract is the turning point in his career. These next few years will determine his legacy. His decision in the next few days will be critical to his success.
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: California
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Michael Jordan.....if Jordan would have had Shaq in his prime, we'd be reading about how Michael won 10 Championships.
Really? Would Jordan have deferred to Shaq the way Kobe did? It sounds great in theory. However, I don't think MJ would have done well with a dominating center who (rightfully) needed to be the number one guy. Do you think Shaq's tendency to come to training camp out of shape would have created the same kind of tension with Jordan that it did with Kobe? My guess is it would have been much worse.
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