|"Hoodwinked! Lebron is much better than Jordan was at the same age!"|
The GOAT won six championships during his illustrious career but he didn't win his first title until he was 28 years old. Well, when the Miami Heat close out the "Young Bloods" from OKC this week LeBron James will just be 27! So using your dumb argument LeBron would be better than Jordan at this age because Jordan didn't even sniff the Finals for the first time until he was 28. LeBron's been there 3 times and have been the league MVP 3 times as well at only 27 years old. All Jordan had at the same age was a shoe deal bruh. What are we talking about? Really?
It blows me away that these young cats that never even saw Jordan play want to use his 6 titles as the litmus test for greatness. You have to be at least 38 years old to form a legitimate opinion of the comparison of Jordan vs LeBron because you didn't see Jordan before he started winning titles. Jordan came into the league in 1984 when the now 38 year old's were 10. So if you were a VERY basketball astute 10 year old you can half way form an opinion of the early career of Jordan. Anybody younger than that is going off of highlights bruh! I was 17 when he came into the league so I saw him develop as a player.
The highlights always look better than the actual game because they only show best plays. They don't show the Jordan that couldn't shoot nor go to his left when he came out of North Carolina. They don't show the Jordan that was getting his head busted against Zeke and the Pistons to the point where he player hated Isaiah from being on the Dream Team years later. Not to mention when he was getting tossed around by Larry Bird's Celtics in '85-'86 in the Eastern Conference. His Bulls were getting bounced in the 1st round of the playoffs til '88. LeBron took the worst team in the league to the Finals within 5 years. Naw bruh, they only show him winning titles so you've been Bamboozled.
It's like a kid who's father dies when he's only 7. The only opinion that he has of him when he's all grown up are what people have told him over the years about his dad. Everybody mentions how great of a family man he was and that he served in the church etc. However, nobody told the kid that his ole man was chasing women, selling weed and carjacking boyz before he got saved. So if you weren't there to see Jordan come up. Please shut up and stay out of grown folks conversations!
LeBron is the same Jordan that was trying to win a title from '81 to '91(3 yrs in college & 7 yrs in the NBA) LeBron would have just did it all in the league in one less year and at 27 years old so he's a much better player. Jordan never played all five positions nor defended all five on the opposite end, play 45 minutes a night and average 30 & 13 in the Finals. Why, because he wasn't even in the Finals at 27 and when he did get there he still never did it. He has a more complete game at the same age and when he wins his 1st title the bar will be raised.
Now I hear some clown in the background saying, "Well it only took Jordan 7 years to win a title and it's taken LeBron 9." Listen up genius! LeBron didn't go to college because he didn't have to. Jordan spent 3 years on campus because he needed to bruh. Keep in mind that he was the 3rd option (James Worthy 1st and Sam Perkins 2nd) on the team his freshman year at UNC when they won the national title. Remember, Mike was the same guy that got cut from his high school team. LeBron was on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the same age with the caption that read "The Chosen One." I'm just sayin'!
Don't watch highlights and try to argue the greatness of Jordan vs LeBron at the same age. I wrote an extremely hot joint last year entitled "LeBron is Better Than Jordan(at 26)" and everybody 37 and younger had a fit because they didn't legitimately see the 26 year old Jordan play. Let's keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st. When you were watching sports at 6, 7,8 years old you didn't know what you were watching nor could you form an opinion of who was doing what. Stop it! Just Stop it! You've been watching highlights and you think that he walked in and was the greatest player to ever live out the gate and he wasn't. He had to develop over a period of time.
That's what LeBron is doing right before our eyes but because we live in a microwave society we want him to be as great as Jordan was at the end of his career right now. It just doesn't work that way. The great Vince Lombardi once said, "The only place Success comes before Work is in the dictionary!" Stop expecting LeBron at 27 to be better than Jordan at 33 or 34. We didn't compare Jordan to Bill Russell that had won 11 titles when Jordan had none did we? No, we allowed Jordan to develop as a player and finish his career before we made those comparisons because you can't compare career to career until they're both over.
In 20 years when some young cats are sitting around watching highlights of LeBron they aren't going to show him losing championships bruh! All they're going to show are the ones where he's busting boyz heads in the process of winning championships just like they do for Jordan. They never show the Pistons putting that thang on Jordan's Bulls. They only show him winning. That's why they call them highlights bruh!
The Fat lady has just landed in South Beach and was spotted at the Clevelander floating in the pool bumpin' that "Imaginary Player" by Jay-Z getting her mind right to blow on Thursday. All the haters will be streaking naked on the beach out of frustration because LeBron has won a championship and the world has no further use for them.
Holla At Ya Boy!
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