Wait. you don't think he'll still be wayyyyyy more athletic and at least equally as strong as power forwards? Are you talking about when he's 45 years old? I'm confused here.
offensive move that will allow him to prolong his career ala Kareem or MJ, but if you were to take his current game and remove his quickness no one would fear him. There are tons of guys in the league with his size and strength...what sets him apart is his quickness...just as it did for Shaq.
If you had to pick between the two, that would be a tough choice, but five beats one every time I look at it. And not that he [James] won't get five. He may get more than that, but five is bigger than one.
NBA.com: You were close to Wilt after he retired. How often would you talk to him?
Harvey Pollack: All the time. Wilt was big on stats. One time he called me up and said, 'You know, Harvey, Michael Jordan can't hit a shot beyond 15 feet?'
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So, during the height of Michael's career, I got the play-by-play of the first 20 Bulls games and I checked the distance of every shot Jordan took during the season and sure enough, he was shooting under 40 percent from 15 feet back.
Another season, Wilt said that the refs never called any traveling violations on Jordan. Wilt was after Jordan for some reason. I checked the play by plays and Wilt was right. Jordan was called only for four traveling violations.
quote:At the same age, I thought they were fairly comparable.
he is behind jordan on the power curve at the same points of their careers
You realize Jordan took a break just to go dick around in baseball during the prime of his career?
quote:Kobe is a much more fair comparison. Seeing as he has a much more similar skill set, build, and his style of play over his career more closely mirrors Jordans.
However, I think LBJ is an extremely comparable player to MJ.
quote:In someways, sure.
Kobe is a much more fair comparison.
Seeing as he has a much more similar skill set
style of play