Jordan was a great player, but he never got past the 1st rd of the playoffs without Pippen on his team. His first 3 years they were swept twice in the 1st rd and lost another 3-1(Best of 5). Pippen showed up, and things started to change. Also had Horace Grant, BJ Armstrong and some others on the 1st Bulls dynasty. When he came back he had Pippen, plus Rodman, Kucoc, and Ron Harper, 3 other all star caliber player. Pippen and Rodman are 1st ballot hall of famers and two of the greatest defensive players in NBA history.
Lebron has nowehere that kind of support. He has Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao, Ilgauskas, West, etc... Without Lebron, Cleveland struggles to win 30 games. Without Jordan, the Bulls won 55 games and were a absloutely horrendous foul call away from going back to the finals.
That said, Jordan is still better, but I was just trying to correct the notion that some have that he won all by himself.
I followed the Bulls closely from before they drafted Jordan. Of course you are correct. I just think it is a funny quote and though gator would get a kick out of it.
That said, you are absolutely correct. It was fascinating to watch the evolution of the Bulls from the year they drafted Jordan to the 1st championship.
People forget that his supporting cast prior to the championship years included the likes of Dennis Hopson, Brad Sellers, Orlando Woolridge (who wasn’t bad), Dave Corzine, and others..
They added piece after piece until they were finally able to get past the Pistons and it was all about team.
To me, it will always be about adding two people: Phil Jackson and Bill Cartwright. Those two were the final pieces.
Absolutely. Plus, Pippen could be the floor general, at least for short periods of time, while Jordan rested. Lebron just doesn't have that.
I think that team that won Jordan his fourth title, was the greatest team of all time. Suck it Lakers fans.