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LeBron to switch numbers as tribute to Jordan

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No. Jordan had some great help. Uhh, Jerry Krause surrounded him with the right pieces.

And that kills Jordan.

A league retirement is reserved for men who do something more than play. Jordan is known for his play and marketing. Seriously?

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No. Jordan had some great help. Uhh, Jerry Krause surrounded him with the right pieces.

And that kills Jordan.

A league retirement is reserved for men who do something more than play. Jordan is known for his play and marketing. Seriously?

IMO.Jordan did more than play.He opended up the door lebrons and kobe..But Jordan made the game global and took it to another level.But the NBA has since brought itself back down.

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Jordan didn't make the game global. Phil Knight did.

Jordan is lucky he was drafted by Chicago instead of Portland and Clyde Drexler went to Chicago.

MJ is the best NBA player of all time. But for his # to be retired by all is typical of this day and age not understanding historical perspectives.

Hence A Team and Dukes of Hazzard being made into movies.

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Jordan didn't make the game global. Phil Knight did.

Phil Knight needed MJ just as much as MJ needed Phil Knight. Jordan's shoes are the still the biggest selling for Nike oh some 25 years later. The way Nike marketed MJ paved the way for Tiger, LeBron, etc today. Perhaps the biggest star of the "sportscenter" 24 hour sports news generation. Jordan made Nike a LUXURY brand over their competitors.

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If Chicago NEVER had drafted Jordan are we even having this conversation?

Jordan being great we might, but the way he was marketed, no.

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If Chicago NEVER had drafted Jordan are we even having this conversation?

Jordan being great we might, but the way he was marketed, no.

Perhaps. People beat up Portland for taking Bowie ahead of Jordan, but they already had Drexler and Bowie was a good big man in college. He never materialized due to injuries, but at the time it was a good pick. Houston had the #1 and took Hakeem Olujawon. Chicago took Jordan, and make no mistake about it Jordan changed the culture there. Chicago although a big midwestern market wasnt a basketball powerhouse. Their most famous player prior to Jordan was ironically Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan. He was a tough gritty player who took no sh*t on the basketball court. But they never had won ANYTHING. Jordan put 6 banners in the rafters. Which makes that even more remarkable is if you look back on most of the great ones who played this game that won titles, they primarily wear only 2 colors...GREEN or PURPLE. Those are the only 2 franchises with more rings than Jordan's Bulls.

Jordan is the only player to win multiple titles without a dominant big man. Luc Longly & Bill Cartwright both have 3 rings thanks to his Airness. Magic had Kareem. Bird had McHale/Parrish. Dr.J had Moses Malone. Jerry West had Wilt The Stilt. MJ changed the game. If there's ever gonna be a player who's # you retired league wide, it would be him.

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So if Kobe gets two more than 24 gets retired league wide?

Duncan a couple more and his 21?

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So if Kobe gets two more than 24 gets retired league wide?

Duncan a couple more and his 21?

Kobe...1 Finals MVP (won 3 rings with HOFer Shaq, 1 with all-star Gasol)

Tim Duncan....3 Finals MVP (won 2 of his 4 with HOF center David Robinson)

Michael Jordan....6 Finals MVP (won with not a single all-star in the paint)

Id also add I doubt Kobe or Tim Duncan ends up with more rings than Jordan, but even if they did it wouldnt change people's opinion of who's the more dominant player, who's the more exciting player, and who's been more influential to the game.

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What about Dr. J?

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LeBron will be honoring him as well with the new #. :cool:

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