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

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    The sophistication and polish it takes to do this in the half court - 1 dribble - tiny Ant can't attack with this level of authority;



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    The sophistication and polish it takes to do this in the half court - 1 dribble;


    The ability to drive right and finish with the right when no one's at the rim(except a wide open teammate) is sophisticated?

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    The ability to drive right and finish with the right when no one's at the rim(except a wide open teammate) is sophisticated?
    The polish of the move is impressive, yes - it takes length and all-time rim attack ability to pull that of - lebron and mj territory - not "Ant' man

    And teammates always grew by leaps and bounds alongside MJ and achieved career highs, such as Woolridge, Oakley, Vincent, Pippen, Grant, BJ.. He was nearly beating the Pistons in 89' before Phil got there and the only reason they lost to the Pistons in 89' was because Pippen missed Game 6 - most people don't know that.. It was his original 'migraine" that Collins was fired over, while Phil was excused for losing with a much better version of Pippen in 1990 (the more well-known 'migraine').
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    they lost to the Pistons in 89' was because Pippen missed Game 6 - most people don't know that.. It was his original 'migraine" that Collins was fired over, while Phil was excused for losing with a much better version of Pippen in 1990 (the more well-known 'migraine').
    People dont understand how soft Pippen was in the beginning. This guy took years to learn pro basketball toughness. 1989 Game 6, He got hit in the head first few mins by lambeer, he just quit on entire team. just sat out on bench. By this time, this was the most important Bulls game ever.

    it happened again.

    1990 ECF Game 7. Pippen gets migraine. I mean WTF!. on the road. Quits again. sits out the whole game. When jordan needed his allstar the most. I've never seen anything like this. every opportunity the guy quits.

    You put Kobe or Lebron in Jordans shoes in 1989 and 1990. They will run to knicks and join forces with Ewing, Jackson and start winning championships from 1990 onwards. OR atleast force a Pippen trade by 1990.

    Why are people surprised by 1994 ECSF Game 3 Pippen Quit again is beyond me!. I'm glad The Last Dance made a big deal out of it.

    By 1998. Jordan wised up. He saw Pippen sabotaging again. 6th ring was doubtful. called him "selfish" for opting out of off-season surgery was right choice of word.

    1990 Pippen Migraine may have costed Jordan's Bulls a ring. That 1990 Chicago team matched up with 1990 Blazers perfectly for thrilling 7 game finals.

    Even if miraculously 1989 bulls win game 6 and 7, 1989 Lakers would've swept the 1989 bulls or 5 game series at most. a laker 3peat for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
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    The sophistication and polish it takes to do this in the half court - 1 dribble - tiny Ant can't attack with this level of authority;


    In fairness, pretty much no one can do that.

    That's a 6 foot 6 player with a 40+ inch vertical but also has the first step of like a Iverson style 6'0 player. It's like he went from 5'10 or whatever he was in high school to 6'6 but retained all the speed he had at 5'10, which shouldn't be possible.

    Jordan is an athletic/physical freak of nature as much as say a Shaq just in a different way (Iverson level explosiveness off the dribble combined with a much larger 6 foot 6 frame and then incredible leaping ability + giant hands and wingspan on top of that).
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