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Mullin on Jordan Article 1 week 10 hours ago #387604

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Mullin on Jordan Article 1 week 2 hours ago #387618

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Paultzman wrote: www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/The...-unique-15274991.php


"As long as you’re on the same level in terms of dedication, work ethic, discipline, and focus, you’re all good."

Thanks to the new documentary about MJ, I've noticed a lot of articles about how shocked people were at the real MJ. They must all be young, because I didn't think it was any secret that MJ was frequently a hyper intense, demanding A-hole.

But that quote by Mullin sums up what I've long felt about MJ. Probably also helps if you have obvious talent like Mullin, though.
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Mullin on Jordan Article 1 week 51 minutes ago #387625

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Mullin Gym Rat and brilliant mind on the court I think would have gotten along great with Jordan on the same nba team
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Mullin on Jordan Article 6 days 6 hours ago #387655

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I am a Knicks fan so it pains me to admit. This idea that Jordan was a hyper intense, demanding a-hole is not news. Nor is it a bad thing. He was/is the greatest player ever. Of course how many examples do we have to compare who won what six championships. Patrick Ewing was a great player but I wish he had a little more of Jordan in his personality. Just wasn’t his style. Of course he never played with the talent Jordan had around him. For that matter Mullin would have thrived playing with Jordan. Probably would have pushed him like he pushed Pippen and Grant.

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Mullin on Jordan Article 6 days 2 hours ago #387672

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sjc88 wrote: I am a Knicks fan so it pains me to admit. This idea that Jordan was a hyper intense, demanding a-hole is not news. Nor is it a bad thing. He was/is the greatest player ever. Of course how many examples do we have to compare who won what six championships. Patrick Ewing was a great player but I wish he had a little more of Jordan in his personality. Just wasn’t his style. Of course he never played with the talent Jordan had around him. For that matter Mullin would have thrived playing with Jordan. Probably would have pushed him like he pushed Pippen and Grant.


At Georgetown, Ewing was a monster. UNC had more overall talent up and down their roster, but Ewing was the beast. No one compared to him as a defensive force, as a player who seemed to have disdain for opponents and played with a seething rage barely under control. How many Michael Jordans would oyu have had to surrender to get one Patrick Ewing in 1984, the year MJ was the number 3 pick in the draft? To get Ewing that year, I would guess some teams would have surrendered both Olajuwon and Jordan (#1 and #3). Some might have said 1,2 and 3 (#2 = Bowie). He was a 7 foot tall Bill Russell, bigger, stronger, with a wingspan that made him look like Mothra. He made guys that made the NBA, such as Joe Klein, look like grade school centers.

To me, Ewing's NBA career was like a supercharged Felipe Lopez. Yes he was an all star, yes he made the NBA HOF. But in no way was he the absolute incomparable raw talent that made Georgetown the most feared team perhaps of the last 35 years. I didn't say the best, just the most feared. His pro career, in which he became a refined scorer, just didn't approach the Hoya Destroyer that he was.

Jordan didn't play basketball to make friends.
He didn't play the game out of love.
He just played it to win. every single minute. every single game.

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Mullin on Jordan Article 5 days 5 hours ago #387717

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And Jordan didn't have management trade away the point guard that fed him for a rhythm shooter with a slow release who actually added defensive pressure to the paint because everyone knew they could cheat to the middle and still have time to get back up on Charles Smith and contest his shot...and I am not now nor have I ever been a Knick fan. Even looked it up.

The trade drastically alters the Knicks' nucleus from the end of last season. Four key players from last season are gone: Xavier McDaniel, Kiki Vandeweghe, Jackson and Wilkins. They have been replaced by Smith, Rivers, Rolando Blackman and Tony Campbell, acquired in a trade with Minnesota last week.

Patrick Ewing, the Knicks' franchise player, turned 30 years old last month, and the organization is committed to making a run at the title during the next three seasons. By adding veteran players like Blackman, Rivers and Smith, the Knicks hope they can find the right chemistry and talent to dethrone the Chicago Bulls.

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Mullin on Jordan Article 5 days 4 hours ago #387719

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As yes, Rolando Blackman - the perfect Knicks signing. An aging star who crapped out the minute he came to NY.
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