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Old 07-24-2011, 04:22 AM
 
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Jordan would do it just because people say he can't. And his fadeaway is still prettier than Kobe's.
to both
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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He would get smoked and embarrassed. Basketball requires excessive speed, agility and jumping ability. When those skills dissipate embarrassment follows suit. I compare it to my current situation. Those young kids are running by me like I am standing still. On top of that my leaping ability has vanquished. Another point, last week Jordan dunked for cameras. Yes it looked nice, especially for 48 year old?, but it looked alot slower...alot! His jump looked like a B-52 take off...your watching and thinking...I don't know. There was no instant spring. Watch the film.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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He would get smoked and embarrassed. Basketball requires excessive speed, agility and jumping ability. When those skills dissipate embarrassment follows suit. I compare it to my current situation. Those young kids are running by me like I am standing still. On top of that my leaping ability has vanquished. Another point, last week Jordan dunked for cameras. Yes it looked nice, especially for 48 year old?, but it looked alot slower...alot! His jump looked like a B-52 take off...your watching and thinking...I don't know. There was no instant spring. Watch the film.
It's one thing being in-shape and another being in game shape. If he was making a serious push to play, i'm sure he would be in better shape than right now.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:16 AM
 
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Watching him play against the Bobcats during practice, and playing the slamball guy, it seems like its still almost impossible to stop him. what ever age has taken away from him, im 100% sure he will more than make up for it with his sheer will.... That's why he's the greatest of all time.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Why, Jordan given his stature isn't around the game nearly as much as other known Basketball personalities. Or do you mean 'go away' as far as thinking about returning as a player? Sounds like you got a little beef with him... you a Knicks or Cavs fan?
No, neither I'm just looking at a man that is (arguemently) the best basketball player ever to play in his prime. I just would hate to see his dimishing skills be exploited by some of the up and coming players. I remember when Iverson almost "broke jordan's ankles" with a crossover. I know there are alot of youngs guns that can't wait to "posterize" him also. It kind of reminds me of when Ali came back after his prime and was embarrassed.

Besides, he will not be the same explosive player thatr he once was. I think that he is still a smart player and proably could teach the younger players some things but to be able to run the court day in and out.....nope I don't think so. That being the case (smart players) why not bring back Larry Bird? I think Reggie can still shoot treys, and Kareem hook shot could make a difference and is still hard to defend. Lets call it the GBA, Geriatric Basketball League

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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No, neither I'm just looking at a man that is (arguemently) the best basketball player ever to play in his prime. I just would hate to see his dimishing skills be exploited by some of the up and coming players. I remember when Iverson almost "broke jordan's ankles" with a crossover. I know there are alot of youngs guns that can't wait to "posterize" him also. It kind of reminds me of when Ali came back after his prime and was embarrassed.

Besides, he will not be the same explosive player thatr he once was. I think that he is still a smart player and proably could teach the younger players some things but to be able to run the court day in and out.....nope I don't think so. That being the case (smart players) why not bring back Larry Bird? I think Reggie can still shoot treys, and Kareem hook shot could make a difference and is still hard to defend. Lets call it the GBA, Geriatric Basketball League
The biggest issue would be his ability to keep up with the explosive perimeter players defensively. I'm pretty sure he could get that fadeaway off against the average guard/forward. But we're not talking a big role on a team, we're talking being effective in a 10-12 role off the bench. And yes, I'm sure Michael Jordan, even at 47, would be capable of doing that if he was in proper game shape.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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The biggest issue would be his ability to keep up with the explosive perimeter players defensively. I'm pretty sure he could get that fadeaway off against the average guard/forward. But we're not talking a big role on a team, we're talking being effective in a 10-12 role off the bench. And yes, I'm sure Michael Jordan, even at 47, would be capable of doing that if he was in proper game shape.
How would his ego be affected being a bench player
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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How would his ego be affected being a bench player

That's the other issue...
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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I can see him playing a couple minutes here and there effectively, especially as an offensive shooting threat to spread the court.

I play pick up ball and we have a 55yo guy that plays with us that is just money if left open. Forces you to stick with him, absolutely cannot leave him to help out which is exactly how the Bulls used to use a guy named Steve Kerr.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Jordan shoots better than most players in the NBA.
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