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    Default .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Never seen more overrated NEXT MJ imo. (even harold miner had more moves and more strength)

    Small Midget hands literally the size of Kobe Bryant.

    But tries one handed facial dunks one too many times. Even small handed kobe did not go for one handed in paint unless he was sure of it.

    Panicky in clutch. dont know what to do with the ball in hand.

    And world thinks he is the next 22-year-old MJ.

    There will never ever be next MJ.

    you can take that to the bank!

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    To be the next MJ your opposition needs to be trash too.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    He's no MJ and never was, but he'll be a great player in his own image.

    As of now, he's more Isaiah Rider than MJ though.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    To be the next MJ you have to only win gold medal, never lose a series with HCA and turn a franchise that never won into a dynasty.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    How much more of Kobe’s 4 airballs can ant dispose ? Can’t compare. Kobe had a bigger stage but ant has two more opportunies (or many more seasons) to pick it up. Hate the discourse but whatever

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by bison View Post
    How much more of Kobe’s 4 airballs can ant dispose ? Can’t compare. Kobe had a bigger stage but ant has two more opportunies (or many more seasons) to pick it up. Hate the discourse but whatever
    I looked at edwards very closely. last 5 games.

    Edwards should forget being MJ (big hands) and should focus more on being next kobe (a bit smaller 6'4" version of Kobe).

    compared to Wade, Edwards already has better jump shot, better form and better release stroke than Wade ever had in his career.

    Kobe had small hands and developed a mid-range game. Edwards has that turnaround and fadeaway shot already.

    he should work in summer and become a deadly mid range shooter. those small hands are perfect for dribble and pull-up jumpers.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Kobe actually almost fulfilled it.

    Ant is a shrimp size wise compared to Kobe or MJ though.

    Not only were they more mentally ruthless, they were more physically capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gengiskhan View Post
    I looked at edwards very closely. last 5 games.

    Edwards should forget being MJ (big hands) and should focus more on being next kobe (a bit smaller 6'4" version of Kobe).

    compared to Wade, Edwards already has better jump shot, better form and better release stroke than Wade ever had in his career.

    Kobe had small hands and developed a mid-range game. Edwards has that turnaround and fadeaway shot already.

    he should work in summer and become a deadly mid range shooter. those small hands are perfect for dribble and pull-up jumpers.
    Yep, I'm seeing a Wade- level ceiling, and that's not meant as an insult. It's the media pushing the next MJ narrative and that sets these guys up for unnecessary expectations.

    Also yes he has smaller hands but I keep hearing that he is small compared to MJ/Kobe. Isn't he more 6'5/6'6 now?

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Dude is choking hard in this series.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Trying to give next Jordan status was clearly a mistake, and it's looking like they are going to lose this round. But what people should have learned long ago is that a guy like Edwards with the raw tools to be great needs some time. We will see great as well as bad games from him to years to come and it might be 6 years for us to see him at his true peak. Shouldn't have been compared to a 5-time MVP just for taking it to Denver but you don't give up on him just because he had a bad series now.

    Media and maybe the viewing public are too obsessed with declaring someone the next "face of the NBA." No one is going to be an unstoppable offensive force just because you say he is. Right now no one is "that guy." The next NBA champion won't have the best player in the NBA.

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Yeah the whole 'who's the next face' conversation has been dominating NBA sports media and its weird. Like, just let the next guy emerge naturally. It feels like they're desperate to move past the Lebron/Curry/KD era and crown someone, and when said person falters needless criticism is put upon them for comparisons he didn't ask for. No, he's not likely the next MJ. Probably not even the next Kobe, and Wade is like top 25 so he may not get there either. Just let the guy be whatever he winds up, and whoever comes out as the 'face' is whoever it will be. Right now it's looking like we're back in the 70s when you were getting a new champion every year, and as stated above the 'best player' and 'face' may not always be on said team.
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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by FKAri View Post
    To be the next MJ your opposition needs to be trash too.
    As trash as this take? Now the 86 Celtics are trash! Fresh take

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    Default Re: .....And Another "NEXT Michael Jordan" bites the dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing View Post
    Dude is choking hard in this series.
    First round against Phoenix, with no real rim protection, he feasted going to the bucket against Nurkic, Durant, and Eubanks.

    Same in second round, refs gave Minny a few games with horrific officiating, and Denver doesn’t have great rim protection at all. Ant was finishibg against Michael Porter Jr, Jokic, and Aaron Gordon.

    Now he is facing a team that has TWO top ten rim protectors.
    It’s not so much choking, as just being shown his own limitations.

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