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Old 02-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

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MJ is the best player of the bunch, clearly.

Bron and Wade are more talented, but kind of redundant talents, and when both healthy, alpha issues can arise.

With MJ and Pip, there is a natural hierarchy and games that complement each other.

It's a difficult pick. In a 5 on 5 team setting, MJ and Pip all day. It's the proven commodity, too.

In a 2 v 2 scenario? Bron and Wade, because the worst of the tandem is better than Pippen.

Good point. You and Kblaze hit the nail on the head. The bottom line is, "the dobermans" are PROVEN ... 6x.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #17
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

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Good point. You and Kblaze hit the nail on the head. The bottom line is, "the dobermans" are PROVEN ... 6x.
You hit it too. Plus MJ being able to raise his game to competition levels and pressure situations is the best of the four players.

We don't know if from here on out Bron can do the same, in game 6 type caliber performances, so another advantage goes to Jordan.

MJ / Pip have size advantage. MJ is 6'6, Wade is 6'4, LeBron is 6'8, and Pippen is 6'7. Wade is pretty much a poor man's '85 - '89 Jordan, LeBron is a billionaire version of Pippen '94 - '96

And peak MJ, well ... is a lethal combination of peak Kobe and Wade combined. Which means he's virtually impossible to guard.

Can't sag off like you can Wade and force him to shoot, can't front him and make him drive and finish at the rim like you can Kobe (or shoot tough shots) ... he's just too good.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #18
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-Jordan & Pippen would have never lost to the Mavs in the Finals

-Jordan & Pippen complimented each other perfectly

-Jordan is the GOAT
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #19
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

MJ and PiP win it all day everyday vs Bron and Wade. Kobe and Shaq vs MJ and Pip on the other hand....... I say Kobe and Shaq.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #20
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Jordan and Pippen had the great advantage of coming into the league together on the same team to start their careers.


If Wade and Lebron had the same advantage coming into the league together they would have a truckload of titles by now, and people would have a very different opinion. Having the luxury of working together for so many years, Wade and Lebron would look so much better than they do now, with greater chemistry.


Always remember that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #21
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-Jordan & Pippen would have never lost to the Mavs in the Finals

Yup.

I made a point sometime back about the trash talking going on in that series and the comparison Pippen made of probably LeBron passing Jordan all-time... Could you imagine if Shawn Marion called a 26 year old or an 8th season Jordan a bitch ? The same Marion an 38 year old Jordan dropped 40+ and a Game Winning shot on ? Or Jason Terry even saying he couldn't guard him ?

Which ever version of prime Jordan your taking, he would humiliate Marion, Terry, and the rest of the Mavericks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #22
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

MJ and Pip easily. Not only MJ/Pip fits better with no redundancy, but also defense matter more than most fans gives it credit, and they are defensively leaps and bounds better than LeBron/Wade.

Offensively there is only one ball, and MJ is the best of them all. MJ/Pip are better passing duo too. Lets not forget mental aspect and clutchness - LeBron/Wade may or may not show up, but at least with MJ I know he will show up 110% every time it matters, and in the clutch he is again much better than LeBron/Wade.

Health - Wade is injury prone, the rest were more or less iron man.

As I said - easy choice.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #23
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Could you imagine if Shawn Marion called a 26 year old or an 8th season Jordan a bitch ?
Did you see what he did to fellow SG contemporary and MVP candidate when the media just dared to compare their games?

MJ sodomized Drexler in the '92 Finals in front of the entire world. He took it absolutely personally. Can't shoot the 3 like Drexler? Here is 6 of them in one half.

Now imagine a significantly less talented player calling him a BITCH in an NBA Finals game. What do you think would happen?

MJ would go into straight Conan mode. Rape, brutalize, torch, cook, eat the entire Mavericks team by himself.

MJ fabricated slights from players to get motivated. Can you imagine if the player actually gave him that kind of fuel? First of all no one ever who even stepped to Jordan never antagonized him to that personal of a level. They a) respected him too much and b) probably would have feared the backlash.

Oh, and he would have locked up Jason Terry something serious. He'd have him handcuffs and throw away the key.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:44 PM   #24
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MJ and Scottie. Shawn Marion shut Lebron Down in the NBA finals, and Pippen is a much better defender than Marion. Jordan would destroy Wade, I mean that would be pretty ugly. But these are definitely the two best perimeter teammate pairs ever..
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #25
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

Let's make it more interesting...

Jordan/Wade vs Lebron/Pippen
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:07 PM   #26
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

34 year old, 17th year Kobe was making Wade look like a helpless D-Leaguer in the post. Imagine what Jordan would do to dude.

Definitely another wheelchair in Wade's future after Jordan is finished with him.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #27
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

Jordan and Pippen are retired while James and Wade are in their primes. Of course Jordan/Pippen win the "number of rings" argument.

Give Jordan a slight edge over LeBron, but Wade destroys Pippen. Wade is a LeBron-level tier 1 "alpha male" superstar and has been considered top 2 in the league several years before.

Pippen was never on the level of peak Wade. Nowhere near the scorer or "take over the game" type #1 option.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #28
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Default Re: Prime MJ & Pippen vs Prime LeBron & Wade

Lebron's playing amazing right now, but its the regular season. Wade's playing amazing right now, but its the regular season. I wouldn't say Lebron is mentally weak anymore, but he's definitely not as mentally tough as Jordan, and neither is Wade who by the time we got deep in the playoffs would be dealing with some kind of injury by now. Plus even if Lebron were to have a great series, I can't imagine him being that great against Pippen.
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