Talks About "Michael Jordan's" Comment
On "LeBron James"
& How "We Let" Michael Jordan Have "Jump Man's"
& Play Base Ball & Golf
Are you for real? I can dig you comeing to "LeBron's" defense cuz I'm a ride or die for him right now to, but who are to talk about what we let "Michael Jordan" do. Cuz truthfully officer "Rick Ross" we can get of "Michael" and get on what we let you do, boo. SHUT THE F*CK UP!
Jordan said, “There’s no way, with hindsight, I would’ve ever called up Larry, called up Magic, and said ‘Hey look, let’s get together and play on one team. But that’s…things are different. I can’t say that’s a bad thing. It’s an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty I was trying to beat those guys.”
This is Jordan once again living up to the reputation of being a true competitor—something that LeBron has lacked thus far in his career. When the going has gotten tough, LeBron has failed to measure up to his self-imposed royalty standard.
Magic Johnson chimed in with, “We didn’t think about it because that’s not what we were about. From college I was trying to figure out how to beat Larry Bird”
Magic clearly also couldn’t see himself making a move similar to LeBron’s. He accepted the challenge of his rivalry with Bird and used it to elevate his game throughout his career.
Larry Bird added, “There is no way I would have joined Magic or Michael and play with them. The only time I ever wanted to play with Magic was on the Olympic team, and even then our practices were hard, and we beat each other up in practice.”
Bird also gives off the feeling that he was constantly on a mission to be the best and beat the best, another sign of a strong competitor.
Even Charles Barkley responded.
“(Reggie) Miller and I are in 100% agreement on this," he said. "If you’re the two-time NBA MVP you don’t leave anywhere. They come to you. That’s ridiculous. LeBron will never be Jordan. This clearly takes him out of the conversation.
"He can win as much as he wants to. There would have been something honorable about staying in Cleveland and trying to win it as ‘The Man.’ LeBron if he would have won in Cleveland and if he could have got a championship there, it would have been over the top for his legacy, just one in Cleveland. No matter how many he wins in Miami, it clearly is Dwyane Wade’s team.”
Barkley was the hardest the decision, living up to his reputation in not shying away from sharing exactly how he feels. Barkley might not have the strongest standing, but he hit the nail right on the head with his quote.