Originally Posted by Soundwave
Because the best players are still by and large American. And there were a fair number of talented Euro players in the 90s in the NBA (shame about Drazen Petrovic, what a talent he was).
Just look at the modern day Spurs. Two of their top three players are international (France, Argentina) and arguably three if you count Duncan. The Lakers' second best player during their 2008-2010 runs was a Spainard. The 2011 champs were led by a German. International players are a major part of the 21st century game, in a way they were not in the past.
If he wins a third ring this year, he passes a lot of people, but not Jordan.
He can obviously get there, he still has several good years left in him, if he stays healthy.
I agree. My point was he definitely is on pace to make a strong run at MJ's resume.
2012, 2013, 2014 NBA Finals.
at the notion that a year career can be defined by one series.