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yeahwhathesaid 06-24-2006 07:54 AM

Is the Michael Jordan of the late 80's better than the Michael Jordan of the 90's?
 
statistically the pre championship jordan is better in almost every category except for 3 pt shooting. Jordan from the late 80's was a far better defensive player than he was in the 90's. and you cant say jordan didnt have a jumper back then, because his ft percentage is actually higher than in the 90's. also his ppg is higher.

ShannonElements 06-24-2006 08:30 AM

Personally, I think MJ was at his best in the early 90's. That's when he had his best combination of athleticism, smarts, and experience, as well as more shooting range.

Thorpesaurous 06-24-2006 08:36 AM

You don't shoot jumpers from the Free Throw line.

Jordan was at his peak during the first threepeat.

ShannonElements 06-24-2006 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thorpesaurous
You don't shoot jumpers from the Free Throw line.


Yeah, what he said.

:roll:

HALLandOATES 06-24-2006 08:46 AM

80's-early 90's Jordan was obvisously more athletic, while the mid 90's Jordan was much more of a leader and wiser. So the dispute is between a Super Young althletic man or a Little bit older man that maybe lost a tiny step but has more smarts and still creams over everyone by a mile. Can't decide yet

VCDrivesAPorscheToWork 06-24-2006 10:50 AM

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well obviously younger PRime Jordan was the superior player


but older Jordan learned how to play within the team scope... and still take over at the right times... to lead to more champinosihps

ShannonElements 06-24-2006 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VCDrivesAPorscheToWork
well obviously younger PRime Jordan was the superior player


but older Jordan learned how to play within the team scope... and still take over at the right times... to lead to more champinosihps


That's why I think MJ was at his peak in the early 90's. He stil had the athleticism, yet he was wiser and smarter and could lead a team.

JohnnySic 06-24-2006 12:33 PM

This thread reminds me of that old cmmercial where "old" Jordan was challenged by "young" Jordan. Ran mid/late 90's, I think...

ShannonElements 06-24-2006 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnySic
This thread reminds me of that old cmmercial where "old" Jordan was challenged by "young" Jordan. Ran mid/late 90's, I think...


Ah, no kiddin'? I'd like to see it. Link?

VCDrivesAPorscheToWork 06-24-2006 12:50 PM

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moreover, unless you've found a way to disaggregate Michael's career shooting percentage from outside jumpshots and inside shots, you should not look at his FG% as an indication he is a good shooter. he could merely have been drivin to the basket a lot (and he did a lot early in his career)

Fatal9 06-24-2006 12:54 PM

Prime Jordan was like Thorp said during the first three peat. He had the perfect mix of athelicsm and expierence.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnySic
This thread reminds me of that old cmmercial where "old" Jordan was challenged by "young" Jordan. Ran mid/late 90's, I think...


I always wondered how they did that. It was the gatorade one right? I was amazed by it.

ShannonElements 06-24-2006 12:54 PM

Found it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL6pYmybB9Y&search=michael%20jordan%20comm ercial

Cool commercial. UNC Jordan even makes an appearance.

jamal 06-24-2006 12:55 PM

that commerical ran in 2003, MJs last year, and can definatley be found on youtube.

yeahwhathesaid 06-24-2006 12:56 PM

the unc jordan and the skinny jordan doesnt look like michael, escpecially the unc jordan.

Loki 06-24-2006 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShannonElements
Personally, I think MJ was at his best in the early 90's. That's when he had his best combination of athleticism, smarts, and experience, as well as more shooting range.


Yup. His prime was from '88-'93 imo, and if I had to narrow it down to a two-year period, I'd take '91-'92 Jordan (i.e., the '90-'91 and '91-'92 seasons). So I guess you could say the 90's Jordan was better, though the 80's Jordan may have been slightly more individually dominant.


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