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Old 09-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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I'd say Wade and MJ are equal in terms of quickness. Wade maybe quicker off the dribble, maybe. But not significant and the no hand check certainly helped give him room to explode. MJ is easily faster out of the triple threat. And yes MJs first step in some cases was borderline traveling. In real time to quick to call.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:47 AM   #17
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I dunno, it seems to be the consensus here that MJ was the quickest/fastest 2 guard of all-time

95% of the people here(and on the internet in general) have no clue about MJ. Put no stock in what they have to say.

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Old 09-04-2013, 05:52 AM   #18
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95% of the people here(and on the internet in general) have no clue about MJ. Put no stock in what they have.
95, heh?

That arbitrary and absurdly high number wasn't pulled out of your ass or anything.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #19
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Wade has a better crossover than Jordan, but Jordan's first step was much better than Wade's.

Wade's best move is the windmill crossover:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPYVe...1&noredirect=1
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #20
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So what do we have here?

Terrible, sped up '80s footage
Unathletic white guys
Fat black guys

There was not a single defender in the vicinity of the defensive prowess of LeBron James in that video.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #21
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So what do we have here?

Terrible, sped up '80s footage
Unathletic white guys
Fat black guys

There was not a single defender in the vicinity of the defensive prowess of LeBron James in that video.


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Old 09-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #22
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #23
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #25
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I'd say Wade and MJ are equal in terms of quickness. Wade maybe quicker off the dribble, maybe. But not significant and the no hand check certainly helped give him room to explode. MJ is easily faster out of the triple threat. And yes MJs first step in some cases was borderline traveling. In real time to quick to call.

Yeah, I'd say Wade is definitely quicker off the dribble, changing directions, splitting double teams while maintaining pace. Just from a standstill position to beat your man with a quick first step, I'd day Jordan was more explosive in that regard.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #26
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notice jordan has that little split second half stutter fake to the left before exploding going right. that deceptive move along with his crazy fast first step just left defenders befuddled.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #27
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #28
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Equally important to speed/quickness in having a great first step is timing. It's the ability to move past your defender at the precise moment when they're off balance, between steps, on on their heels. MJ certainly had that talent.

Slower players can also have a great first step if their timing is excellent - think Larry Bird.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #29
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Equally important to speed/quickness in having a great first step is timing. It's the ability to move past your defender at the precise moment when they're off balance, between steps, on on their heels. MJ certainly had that talent.


Yep, in that aspect Jordan had crazy reaction skills, using your own body's momentum against you.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #30
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This. And fools are saying that LeBron would beat MJ 1-on-1.

Its not like MJ stays infront of Lebrons first step either, which is a first step (especially younger Cleveland Lebron's first step) that covers even more ground than MJ's.....

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