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I'll admit that Kobe Bryant is an amazing basketball player, and I respect him. But people need to stop saying he's as good as Michael Jordan. There never will be another MJ, he's in a class by himself, amirite?

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Ummm lebron james????

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and he will always be unless bryant wins next year and 3 more years sometime before he retires

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Which he will :)

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Miami Heat isn't as good as they should be. There is no way they are making it to the finals this year.

I don't even feel the need to compare those 2. Yes, LeBron is a freakish athlete and an amazing ballplayer, but 1: 0, count 'em ZERO championships. And 2: Jordan was God in basketball shoes. Hewould take over series by himself. He'd go 1 on 5 against any team and win. He would've beaten the Celtics even though he had almost no help from anyone else.
I'm not denying that LeBron is amazing, and now that he's with the Heat he'll probably win some championships, but not like Jordan did. Jordan wouldn't join two other greats on another team, he'd want to kick their ass on the way to another championship. LeBron should've dug his heels in in Cleveland and won there.

@soxfan108 I don't even feel the need to compare those 2. Yes, LeBron is a freakish athlete and an amazing ballplayer, but 1:...

Im pretty sure MJ had Scottie by his side the entire time.
And what about Bill Russel? 11 championships while eight were consecutive.
Or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 6 MVPs? MJ had five.
Or 227 straight double-doubles from Wilt Chamberlain? I HIGHLY doubt MJ was the greatest. Highly talented, yes. The best? No.
I hate it when people claim Mike as the best ever, I REALLY don't think he is.

@iamnotahumanbeing Im pretty sure MJ had Scottie by his side the entire time. And what about Bill Russel? 11 championships while...

Scottie is great, no doubt. But other than him, who did MJ really have? I guess you could count Horace Grant, maaaybe Dennis Rodman, though he was at the end of his career when MJ played with him.
Russell had guys like Cousy, Heinsohn, Havlicek, Jones, Howell, etc. I'm not disputing that Russell is an all-time great, in my opinion he's the greatest defensive center of all time. But considering he was always playing with about 2 other future HOF-ers, obviously they'd have a solid chance at winning every year while he was playing.
Yeah, Kareem had 6. MJ had 5. But you gotta remember MJ missed a year and a half in his prime with his baseball thing. I'm not saying he absolutely would've won MVP those years, but I'd say he'd have a solid shot at it.
Wilt got all those double doubles because he played in a league where he was easily the most athletic guy, with no one strong enough to put a body on him or box him out.

@iamnotahumanbeing Im pretty sure MJ had Scottie by his side the entire time. And what about Bill Russel? 11 championships while...

(continued) You think Wilt would get 227 double doubles playing in Jordan's era? Guys like Laimbeer, Mahorn, Rodman would stop him. Shaq, Hakeem, David Robinson, Mutombo, none of these guys would shy away from a challenge.
If he played in today's league in his prime, you think Wilt would get 227 double doubles against guys like Andrew Bogut, Kevin Love, Andrew Bynum, Dwight Howard?
You put guys like Wilt, Bill Russell, and Kareem in later eras, they'd have a much tougher time and a lot less glory. You put MJ in any era, he dominates.

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