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Jdadams01 12th Warrior


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Glendale, baby.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Theodore Ginn Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Always loved watching Conley.
  • NFL TEAM: The most loserly of the loveable, the Browns.
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 11 May 2016

What advantage (fix) was that? Also, Jordan won when he finally had a completely competent team. He had the slight misfortune of coming into the league when the Celtics, Sixers, Lakers, and Pistons were already established. The Bulls played catch up for the first 5-6 years Jordan was there. Not to mention he was injured for one of those seasons.

All of those Hall of Famers were pay their prime? Half of those guys came in at the same time or after Jordan. Or were in their primes. The only ones you can say were past their primes when Jordan came in the league are maybe Dantley, Kareem (debatable), Moses Malone, and Walton. 

So, the early to mid 90's were awful at basketball? How do you figure? 

Comment 11 May 2016

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2. Magic

3. Russell

Jordan dominated in the best era of basketball, early 80's to mid-90's, before the league over-expanded and the talent level on each team was watered down. Also, look at the Hall-of-Famers who he had to contend with in his prime: Magic, Bird, Dr. J, Moses Malone, Kareem, Worthy, Barkley, Malone, Stockton, Drexler, Olajuwon, Robinson, Shaq, Isaiah, Ewing, Payton, Reggie Miller, Dantley, Dumars, Dominique, McHale, Walton. I mean, Good Lord. How much of the top 50 of all-time is represented there. Another fun activity, how much of that list never won a title because they were in the same era as Jordan?

He also was dominant offensively and defensively. He could easily go off for 40 and lock down the other team's best scorer. Could he fill up the stat sheet like Big O? Easy, see the end of the of the '89 season when he was forced to play PG for the Bulls and recorded 10 triple-doubles from March 13th to April 14th. Just look at his '88 season... he shot .535, averaged 35 per game (led the league) and won the defensive player of the year. In the most competitive era of basketball. He is the only guard ever to record 200+ steals and 100+ blocks in a season, and did it twice (the only other players to do it were Pippen and Olajuwon). And, don't forget, he didn't have the benefits of the panzy foul rules that they have today.

Comment 10 May 2016

If 16 teams is inevitable, the Big Ten needs to strike first. I'd be fine with any of Texas, UNC, Oklahoma, Virginia, Va Tech. As said above, the Big 12 should be canabalized by all. Take the best teams while we can. The others provide recruiting access and decent institutions (yes, UNC is still a great academic school despite their recent issues). 

Comment 29 Apr 2016

Him behind that line... I don't think it could have worked out better for him.

Comment 29 Apr 2016

Basically my thoughts exactly, word for word. When the pick went in, I was thinking Doctson.

Comment 09 Apr 2016

Bulls win in either rules era. If then, the Warriors wouldn't be able to handle the physicality. Today, no one on the Warriors is stopping Jordan from scoring 50 without breaking a sweat. The real match ups are on the defensive side for each team. The Bulls would likely put Pippen on Curry and I don't see that ending well for Curry. He'll still get points, but not easily. And not 30 per. Jordan on Thompson and ditto. Rodman on Green and being one of the best defenders ever, Green isn't going off. Now on the flip side, who is Thompson guarding? Probably Pippen...ha. Who is Curry guarding? They'll throw Iguadala at Jordan and he's a fine defender, but okay. Longley is serviceable against the Warriors bigs... he'd just be tasked with making them work. Harper is a good defender and would chip in points here and there. He'll spell Jordan on Thompson or Pippen on Curry. The rest of the time he'll be on Barnes. I'll say Bulls in 5 with the Warriors getting warn down quickly and Jordan averaging 40+

Comment 05 Apr 2016

Honestly, I wouldn't call it a "miss". It's more disappointing for him than the team, IMO. As a staff, you never turn down that caliber of athlete. You take them and find somewhere to plug them in. Some make it, some don't. It's not like at QB where if you have two years in a row without an impact guy, you're really hurt. That's why they took Burrow the same year. Athletes like Gibson are luxury picks.

Comment 23 Mar 2016

Honestly, I don't see any way Thad turns this completely around. His health has changed the type of coach he is. And just imagine how it hampers him with getting out to recruit. I'd love to see him move to the administration side and we bring in a young, hot name.

Comment 29 Feb 2016

It was never going to work in Cleveland like it did in Miami. Riley was already mentioned, but Wade was a big difference. Wade already had a ring and it was he who got James and Bosh to come to him. Lebron couldn't push Wade and Riley around and it was good for him. Then, when he came back to Cleveland, he should've kept Wiggins instead of Love. Wiggins was a super athletic, young player who was a good defender in college. Lebron could've molded him to be his Pippen. 

Comment 29 Feb 2016
Thanks for the feedback, guys, I'll mess with it and see what I can do.
Comment 29 Feb 2016
Was not expecting that, I was in the school of thought that he'd be 4.55 or so. Get that $, Eli.