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Old 04-05-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I see a lot of talk about the greatness of certain teams and certain players that are playing today .. which brings me to a couple of questions:

1) Could the Michael Jordan 'Championship Bulls' team of the 80's .. soundly beat most of the teams today?

2) Would you swap 'any' player today, on 'any' team for Jordan at his prime?

3) Being 'originally' from floor-e-duh .. Who would have taken the best out of seven games .. Today's Miami Heat or the Bulls of the Jordan era?

Oh! Oh! Almost forgot .. Jordan or LeBron? .. (You fill in the blank )
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I see a lot of talk about the greatness of certain teams and certain players that are playing today .. which brings me to a couple of questions:

1) Could the Michael Jordan 'Championship Bulls' team of the 80's .. soundly beat most of the teams today?

2) Would you swap 'any' player today, on 'any' team for Jordan at his prime?

3) Being 'originally' from floor-e-duh .. Who would have taken the best out of seven games .. Today's Miami Heat or the Bulls of the Jordan era?

Oh! Oh! Almost forgot .. Jordan or LeBron? .. (You fill in the blank )
The Bulls didnt win any titles in the 80s
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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The Bulls didnt win any titles in the 80s
LMAO!

seems rather trollish doesnt it?
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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The Bulls didnt win any titles in the 80s
Did I give myself away as a NooB to roundball!?

I do that when I don't check with Google first!

Well .. Whatever year(s) it was .. The questions are valid!
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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jordan or lebron huh... and you're not trolling... the g.o.a.t or lebrick. what a joke
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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jordan or lebron huh... and you're not trolling... the g.o.a.t or lebrick. what a joke
Could you give that to me .. in english please?
G.O.A.T?

BTW: Do you folks on the 'sports' forum ever 'research' a posters history 'before' you label someone a troll?

You could make what was supposed to be a cordial thread into something .. rather ugly!

This was an honest attempt to get a 'conversation' going about 'basketball' .. not an attempt to get a flame war going!

(Of course .. If you insist! )
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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I see a lot of talk about the greatness of certain teams and certain players that are playing today .. which brings me to a couple of questions:

1) Could the Michael Jordan 'Championship Bulls' team of the 80's .. soundly beat most of the teams today?

2) Would you swap 'any' player today, on 'any' team for Jordan at his prime?

3) Being 'originally' from floor-e-duh .. Who would have taken the best out of seven games .. Today's Miami Heat or the Bulls of the Jordan era?

Oh! Oh! Almost forgot .. Jordan or LeBron? .. (You fill in the blank )
Take a good hard look at this roster....that won 72 games and waltzed through the playoffs.

1995

Jordan - best guard in NBA history, better than anyone on the Heat.
Pippen - About even with Wade, could guard Lebron. Ranked one of top 50 players all-time.
Rodman - He would make Bosh very quiet in any series.
Harper - Very very solid 2-guard converted to PG.
Longley - Average center, big body. In this era of small centers he'd probably be above average.

Bench:
Kerr- Um, he had a career 3-pt % of 45.4% (NBA record) and shot 52.4% one season (NBA record). So good luck double teaming.
Kukoc - NBA 6th man of the year, easily a good starter on most NBA teams.
John Sally plus others.....

1995

P.S. The Bulls had 3 guys on the all-nba defensive 1st team that season.
2 1st team all-nba and the 6th man and the coach of the year.....LMAO.

You should go read up via wiki, you may find it interesting.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Could you give that to me .. in english please?
G.O.A.T?
GOAT is an acronym for Greatest of All Time.

The HOF is littered with guys that the Bulls chewed through in the playoffs and they were 6 of 6 in their finals appearances.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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Take a good hard look at this roster....that won 72 games and waltzed through the playoffs.

1995

Jordan - best guard in NBA history, better than anyone on the Heat.
Pippen - About even with Wade, could guard Lebron. Ranked one of top 50 players all-time.
Rodman - He would make Bosh very quiet in any series.
Harper - Very very solid 2-guard converted to PG.
Longley - Average center, big body. In this era of small centers he'd probably be above average.

Bench:
Kerr- Um, he had a career 3-pt % of 45.4% (NBA record) and shot 52.4% one season (NBA record). So good luck double teaming.
Kukoc - NBA 6th man of the year, easily a good starter on most NBA teams.
John Sally plus others.....

1995

P.S. The Bulls had 3 guys on the all-nba defensive 1st team that season.
2 1st team all-nba and the 6th man and the coach of the year.....LMAO.

You should go read up via wiki, you may find it interesting.

And this is a huge reason I don't give Phil nearly as much credit as others. Was it pj or mj++
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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And this is a huge reason I don't give Phil nearly as much credit as others. Was it pj or mj++
Impossible to answer, I would add to that discussion the *hated* Jerry Krause whom got Kukoc with a worthless draft pick, whom jockeyed to get Pippen and Grant in the same draft and took Pippen much higher than early projections....whom got Rodman for Will Perdue.

Oh, he got Kerr and Ron Harper up off the scrap heap too.

Everyone played their part and did a very good job of it.

Jackson was never the strongest X's and O's guy....that was Tex Winter whom also went into the HOF. However, he did a really nice job of dealing with the egos and having the team work together. His work with keeping Rodman on keel during his time there was excellent.

I guess that if I have a team with some difficult personalities and lots of talent he'd be a great choice. Which is what he did with the Lakers.
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