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The Last Dance 2 weeks 2 hours ago #387057

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Bill Wennington interview on GMA

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The Last Dance 1 week 6 days ago #387093

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panther2 wrote: Biggest takeaway from Episode 8:
Michael Jordan, "If you are going to take 3 hours out of your day to watch me play on TV, I have an obligation to give you my best all the time".

Today's players, Whine about back to back games and want "load management".

The respect for the game and the fans has diminished. The corporate mentality has precedence over die hard fans. I have watched games on television where those in prime seats spend more time on their phone than watching the game.

Personally, I don't think a lot of today's players have the toughness and character to have played 30 years ago.


To be fair, players today are trying to maximize their career length and stay healthy for the playoffs as well.

I don’t love the idea of load management at all, but how many seasons did Michael Jordan play?

He played about 13 and a half and retired twice in during his run. He says it numerous times in the doc how exhausted he was physically and mentally before he retired the first time. I’m sure he will get into it when he retires after the 98 season too.

We have simply learned more in modern day about athletes and how to maximize their time on the court by taking better care of them.

LeBron is gonna play 20+ years in the NBA with only one major injury that cost him half of a season. He has spent millions of dollars on his body throughout his career and it has worked. The world is changing, and teams are learning how to ensure that their greatest assets, their stars, can stay in great shape for longer periods of time.

The whole “integrity of the game” thing is all well and good, but at the end of the day these franchises are a business and they want their stars to be out there when it matters. MJ retired twice when he was the best player in the world due to exhaustion. The whole “no days off” thing is honorable and makes for a great quote but you gotta wonder how many more rings he could’ve gotten if he had modern technology and awareness we have today on players health. Sitting a couple times during his career when the Bulls were obviously going to go far no matter what they did in the regular season, could’ve prolonged his reign over the nba

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The Last Dance 1 week 6 days ago #387103

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Watching this makes me wish the Knicks re-signed Xavier McDaniel and never traded Mark for Charles Smith.
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The Last Dance 1 week 22 hours ago #387595

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Great series. The idea that Lebron or anyone else comes close to Michael when it comes down to clutch play is pretty laughable.

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MainMan wrote: Watching this makes me wish the Knicks re-signed Xavier McDaniel and never traded Mark for Charles Smith.

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LeBron James giving is take on how he'd fit w/ Jordan...

LeBron James mulls role as MJ teammate: 'My best assets work perfectly'

www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29192329/leb...ssets-work-perfectly


Elite Athlete, great player, celebrity, philanthropic etc..but something about him just makes it hard for me to be a fan of his. He's like the cleaner version of A-Rod. He's just too textbook perfect in what he does, says etc that I just find irritating and forced.

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RedStormNC wrote: LeBron James giving is take on how he'd fit w/ Jordan...

LeBron James mulls role as MJ teammate: 'My best assets work perfectly'

www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29192329/leb...ssets-work-perfectly


Elite Athlete, great player, celebrity, philanthropic etc..but something about him just makes it hard for me to be a fan of his. He's like the cleaner version of A-Rod. He's just too textbook perfect in what he does, says etc that I just find irritating and forced.

It’s probably because he grew up in a time where athletes were more than just guys playing a game, they needed to be front and center and have a personality, and the camera was always on. Also bear in mind that he grew up a Yankees/Derek Jeter fan, so who better to emulate in that capacity?
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