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Real message board posts from the 80s/90s
Found this on another message board. Amazing the stuff people posted even back then.
3) Jordan scored 5 billion points in one game. So what?
> Wilt outplayed Russell in just about every statistical
> category. Wilt has two rings. Russell has TEN.
> Magic has five rings. Jordan has ZERO. The bottom line
> is winning, and until Jordan gets his ring, he's nothing but a loser
Jesus Christ. Magic finally lost a series despite doing everything
humanly possible, so obviously he's not Jordan's equivalent. Give me
a break! Did all you guys enroll in Mehrdad's School of Faulty
Thinking over the summer or what? Ten years from now you'll be on the
other side of the debate, telling everyone how Michael can't compare
to the latest wonderboy.*
As an aside, someone said earlier that the only skill Magic has
over Jordan is a.ssists. I think not. History has shown that
Magic is going to do whatever it takes to WIN. If he needs
to score 42 points and grab 15 rebounds and get 5 steals, so
be it. But being the unselfish player that he is, he'd rather
let his teammates lead the way in the scoring dept. All he
cares about is winning, and that's what serparates him from
OK, so Rodman's gone. He's going to play for Chicago this season
(maybe, he has said that he is still prepared to sit out the season
and will report to camp Friday if he "feels like it"...). What does
this do? Gives the Bulls fans yet another excuse. Look at the
last few years and a prediction for this season:
1993: Bulls win title
1994: Rockets win title. Bulls fan excuse: "Jordan's playing baseball"
1995: Rockets win again. Bulls fan excuse: "Jordan only played
half a season" or "We don't have Ho Grant"
1996: Rockets win again? Bulls fan excuse: "Team Chemistry"
Just wait and see..
I agree with you here, but it kinda reminds me of a few years ago when the
Lakers drafted Eddie Jones when we still had Tony Smith, Doug Christie, and
Anthony Peeler. Everyone wais that we had too many guards, but aren't we happy
today that West got Eddie? Remember way back in 83 or 84 when Portland,
already with Drexler at 2-position, passed on a guy from North Carolina and
drafted Sam Bowie? I doubt that Bryant will be better than Jones though.
Stephan May 15 1992, 9:48 am:But I don't think the US team will overrun all other nations and win by 50 or more points. It's true that there are some rules in European basketball that might ease the game for the NBA players (shorter 3 point range, 30 second rule instead of 24 seconds in the NBA) but what about the other teams playing a zone defense ? In the NBA is is forbidden to defend otherwise than man to man. So they are used to all their life, and that is what makes a lot of the NBA's attraction: the f!ght man to man. But I think
teams playing a good zone defense or a very good man to man could be able to beat the USA
As jordon said, Pippen is the major reason they win, thus 50%+ of their
wins. Around 30. Jordon is worth 2 wins. When he was gone the team was
55-27 instead of 57 wins w/ jordon. So they lose 32 wins. 62-32=30 wins.
I have this feeling that Boston will win the lottery (we'll take Mr. Bias,
please) and further incure the hatred of fans everywhere. This will
prompt charges of a fix from the Celt-haters and predictions of dynasty
from the frontrunners. Stay tuned.
Please draft 7-2 Center Olowokandi from Pacific I really think the pistons should get this guy plus he can
: block shots. Please draft this guy please.
There are many young SG's far more talented the Kobe
"Airball" Bryant. Finley, Allen, Anderson, Jones, Kittles and even the not
quite rookies Pierce and Carter will be better then Kobe in the long run.
Look at Portland. They could
have drafted Michael Jordan, but they took Bowie instead. Everyone
said that they were making a mistake. No mistake. Portland needs
another guard like it needs a hole in the head. Yes, Jordan has
had a great rookie season, but Bowie has done well and the
Trailblazers are looking strong for the playoffs.
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