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View Poll Results: Could peak Jordan beat GSW on Cavs?
Yes 4 26.67%
No 11 73.33%
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Lebron James made himself pretty clear when he said the Cavs still needed help despite having 2 other All-Stars on his team.

LeBron James says Cleveland Cavaliers are still in need of a point guard

Plug '92 Michael Jordan on the Cavs' roster this past season. Do you think that would be enough help for Jordan to beat the Warriors?
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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do you mean jordan with lebron or instead of lebron?

i don't think Jordan instead of lebron makes a big difference. but them together - of course.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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Hard to say, I think peak Jordan vs. Current Lebron would give you better perimeter defense which is more needed against GSW.

He'd also create issues as he's way more of a post up player than Lebron.

However, I don't see that changing the end result.

GSW just has too much talent on that squad.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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do you mean jordan with lebron or instead of lebron?

i don't think Jordan instead of lebron makes a big difference. but them together - of course.
Jordan instead of Lebron.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Not a chance. I think they'd be worse off replacing James with Jordan.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Hard to say, I think peak Jordan vs. Current Lebron would give you better perimeter defense which is more needed against GSW.

He'd also create issues as he's way more of a post up player than Lebron.

However, I don't see that changing the end result.

GSW just has too much talent on that squad.
Jordan and Irving would be a lot of talent though.

I think the Cavs would have a much different mentality if Jordan were on that squad. For one, Kyrie wouldn't be able to get away with such poor defense. If Kyrie thinks he had it bad with Lebron, then imagine him with Jordan on his case every single day in practice. I think Jordan had an ability to will effort out of players whether they wanted to give it or not. I have no idea what Lebron is like behind closed doors, but it seems MJ was able to get the best from his teammates often through sheer intimidation. Kyrie seems like a pretty competitive guy though so I imagine he'd rise to Jordan's challenge.

I think Jordan, at that age (28-29), would put a whole lot of pressure on the Dubs' defense much the same way Westbrook did in Game 1 of the WCF last year. Only Jordan is obviously better at pretty much everything than Westbrook.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Another day, another thinly-veiled Jordan manifesto...
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Hey could beat them with the current Magic roster.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: California
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No. Because as great a defender as Jordan was even he couldn't stop Kevin Durant. And that's your series. Clevand's limited motion, totally predictable offense doesn't help.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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I'm a huge Jordan fan but, Durant is still going to be a problem.
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