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Old 01-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

I feel cheated by these three because they didn't have the longevity as some past and present players. For them to only play a little over 12 seasons is cheating the fans. A lot of fans wished that Magic, if he acted like a true leader and professional wouldn't have caught HIV. If MJ was more durable he wouldn't need to years off to recoup his body. Bird for playing so reckless that he basically took years off of his career.

Fans definitely feel cheated because of their lack of longevity. Imagine if these guys had the longevity of Kareem and Kobe.

I guess I will always have youtube.

Anyone wished they played longer?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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What I wish is that the ignore feature on ISH would completely wipe out a troll's posts, so I wouldn't have to see that their threads, posts, and quoted posts exist. Almost like you ****ers never existed. Jeff, any way to upgrade the feature?
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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

Bird had a really bad back. Magic got HIV from sleeping with men. And Jordan got tired of beating up on elite defensive players like Craig Ehlo, John Starks, and the expansion Raptors team.
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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

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I feel cheated by these three because they didn't have the longevity as some past and present players. For them to only play a little over 12 seasons is cheating the fans. A lot of fans wished that Magic, if he acted like a true leader and professional wouldn't have caught HIV. If MJ was more durable he wouldn't need to years off to recoup his body. Bird for playing so reckless that he basically took years off of his career.

Fans definitely feel cheated because of their lack of longevity. Imagine if these guys had the longevity of Kareem and Kobe.

I guess I will always have youtube.

Anyone wished they played longer?

I wish they played longer, but to feel cheated by 3 of the best players ever who gave us incredible performances, rivalries, finals and put the sport higher that it has ever been is just dumb. I feel more grateful than cheated by those guys.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

I wonder how long Bird's career would've lasted if McHale never became a bigger part of those Celtics teams (or alternatively, if McHale was a starter from day 1). He had his most dominant statistical seasons when he slid from the 4 to the 3, but many feel that he was more impactful at PF (with such exploits as outrebounding Moses Malone over playoff series).
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I wonder how long Bird's career would've lasted if McHale never became a bigger part of those Celtics teams (or alternatively, if McHale was a starter from day 1). He had his most dominant statistical seasons when he slid from the 4 to the 3, but many feel that he was more impactful at PF (with such exploits as outrebounding Moses Malone over playoff series).

He probably would have played a couple of more years but Bird, as great as he was, was sort of reckless. Whether that was good or bad, we will never exactly know.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

Jordan played for 15 seasons. I love how his 2 seasons in D.C. are airbrushed from history.

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Imagine if these guys had the longevity of Kareem and Kobe.

Dedication to one's craft and the desire to maintain elite productivity year after year is a skill in and of itself. Kareem, Malone, Kobe and some others have/had it but Jordan did not. Unfortunately, Bird and Magic had no choice in this regard but Jordan simply lacked the motivation to have elite longevity.
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He probably would have played a couple of more years but Bird, as great as he was, was sort of reckless. Whether that was good or bad, we will never exactly know.
Like he actually saw them play. ^^^^
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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

Dude, you did this thread already.




Plus, these guys are still on video as players if you ever want to watch them again (which I seriously doubt).
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He probably would have played a couple of more years but Bird, as great as he was, was sort of reckless. Whether that was good or bad, we will never exactly know.

Who was better -- PF Bird (79-80 through middle of 84-85 season) or SF Bird (rest of 84-85 through the end of his career)?
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Who was better -- PF Bird (79-80 through middle of 84-85 season) or SF Bird (rest of 84-85 through the end of his career)?

That's a tough one because he was consistently good through out his career. Probably going to go with the 80 to 85 due to all the Finals they won in that span.
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That's a tough one because he was consistently good through out his career. Probably going to go with the 80 to 85 due to all the Finals they won in that span.



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Default Re: I feel cheated by Jordan, Bird and Magic....

all 3 of those guys had 4 full years of college ball too, factor that in as well
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Jordan played for 15 seasons. I love how his 2 seasons in D.C. are airbrushed from history.



Dedication to one's craft and the desire to maintain elite productivity year after year is a skill in and of itself. Kareem, Malone, Kobe and some others have/had it but Jordan did not. Unfortunately, Bird and Magic had no choice in this regard but Jordan simply lacked the motivation to have elite longevity.
You're still saying stupid shit about Jordan?
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