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|1 day 14 hours ago||It's almost to lol to reply to but .....||
I'm guessing you're young but maybe not. Anybody that watched the Bulls when Pistons were dominating them know all to well about Mr. Jordan. I used to hate him. Of course, he was the enemy. But as a fan of great talent ... over time ... I had to give him props. And then over more time, come to realize that I was watching greatness .... and over more time, realize I was watching the best ever.
I love Lebron. He's top 10 right now. You can compare Lebron to Kobe all day and it's a great argument. But to compare Lebron to Jordan is just ..... well lets just say ..... don't do it.
I won't even get into defense, and will to win, rings, and records, and winning percentage, and ability to take over a game when it matters, and clutch, .......
Instead, lets talk about your position on supporting cast. You'd be hard pressed to find a NBA fan during Bulls era that would tell you that Pippen is a top 250 player all time in NBA without Jordan on the court with him. Jordan truly dominated a game. He demanded double and triple teams. Pippen was a great player but he's not a top 50 player without Jordan. Pippen was long and athletic but didn't have a great shot and benefited HUGE by the other 5 guys all looking at MJ!
The second player you name is Horace Grant. That's why I question how much you actually watched Jordan's teams. Horace? Really? Replace Horace with Harvey and you'd see exact numbers. Again, Jordan demanded the double team and the collapsing defense. Horace, Cartwright, and Pippen made their living on cleaning up junk when the defense was focused on Jordan. Kerr has publicly said that he made his career off open 3 point shots when the defense was crashing on MJ. If Pippen, Grant, Cartwright, Kerr, etc are receiving NBA pensions .... they should be sending half of it to MJ ..... but he doesn't need it.
So Pippen. Yes, a great player. Not top 50. But the rest??? Grant? Kerr? Cartwright? Toni Kukoc? Ron Harper? ..... These are middle of the road NBA players.
Now Lebron goes to Miami where he plays with Dwade who had already established that he can win a ring by himselft. Very MJ like. Then brings Bosh with him. Not top 50 but a top 3 center in the league. And then a supporting cast .... just to make sure bases are covered ......
Lebron - 1st round
Wade - 1st round
Bosh - 1st round
Ray Allen -1st round
Shane Battier - 1st round
Michael Beasley - 1st round
Mario Chalmers - 2nd round
Udonis Haslem - undrafted but obviously should have been
Richard Lewis - 2nd round
Norris Cole - 1st round
You could make two winning NBA teams out of that roster. All day and any day!
So when people like me hear somebody say Lebron vs Kobe ..... I listen and think pro/con .... good topic.
But when I hear somebody say Lebron vs Jordan ..... ha i can only say ... Lebron has been close enough that he'd already have 6 rings if he was MJ.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Yeah he's kind of like Ray Lewis in that way ......||
He's the Black Mamba! Are you serious? There will always be a network willing to pay him $$$ to put his face out there. And he'll be much better at it than you think.
Only thing that will stop Kobe from a tv career is the 8 figures in his bank account. He won't need to do anything the rest of his life.
You don't think every NBA network hasn't tried to get MJ into a deal? Of course they have. But the MJ's and Kobe's of the world have serious bank. Lebron will be in the same situation probably x3.
|1 day 15 hours ago||You know there's a salary cap in the NBA right?||
You can say pre NHL salary cap that the Red Wings were the Yankees of the NHL ..... but you can't really compare the Lakers to the Yankees.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Has to be .....||
That wasn't made by Charlotte.
|6 weeks 44 min ago||Do you think Timmy is a little thicker?||
Or do Knicks unis just add 10 lbs?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Short term capital gains are taxed as ordinary income||
but season tickets would never fly as capital investments with the irs. I refer back to my above post ..... don't claim the income and don't claim the expenses ;-)
Even if your buyer wants the contribution deduction. The irs will never match the two up.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hobby expenses are miscellaneous deductions.||
And subject to a 2% floor of your AGI.
As a cpa that you're not paying for advise ...... don't claim hobby income and don't claim hobby expenses ;-)
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||Hart||
was a great RB at Michigan. That does not mean he was adored at Michigan.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Booze brings out misconceptions also||
if your regent friend thinks Bama can't match Texas money. Bama chancellor was just on 60 Minutes saying that Saban was the best financial investment the university had made EVER!
Dick Satan may end up at Texas cause of ego or a new challenge but it won't be because UT outbid Bama.
And no college wants to be the school that pays a head coach way beyond what other coaches are making. Other schools don't appreciate moves like that.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||If you're going to have a job in the public view||
then you have to be able to deal with critics. Ira struggles with this. I think he's a good guy. I'd imagine I would enjoy having a beer with him. But he's not a great radio personality. Biggest issue is that he's not funny. And that's not a knock. It's just that not everyone is funny. It helps when you're a radio personality that you have a make you laugh factor. Also, his Michigan arrogance makes even a Michigan grad cringe. Again, he wants to bash Sparty or Ohio but he doesn't have the humor to do so it comes off as just arrogance. And he needs to let go of the Phil thing. It's not funny. It's not informative. He's a caller with another opinion. Give him his 30 seconds and leave it at that.
Sam is pretty good and he's the man on recruiting so he makes it worth listening to.
The thing that always makes me quickly scramble for the tuner is caller Brian! OMG can he please take about a year off and not call the show every day with the same lame comments.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||That's not a bass guitar ;-)||
It's White's electric tweeked but it does sound like a bass.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||McDowell has said that he definitely will take all 5 visists||
And we know how that works with Hoke & Co. Neither one will commit this weekend.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||Coaches don't think like most fans ........||
They don't worry about 5 years from now when they could have a 5th year senior QB in Morris. They think about this year! They want the best #2 to play. They will need him at some point this year.
There is some 14 year old kids somewhere that will be a 6 star in 4 years and Morris buring his redshirt will be a total non issue.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||Do you watch much college football?||
When does the #2 QB not play for the entire season??? And when has Michigan's #2 not played???
All he was saying is that most likely (i'd say 99% chance) he plays.
If he doesn't he redshirts. It's that simple.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||Sir Charles brought us a ton of recruits .....||
Leon Hall, Marlin Jackson and a long list of great DB's came to Michigan because of Charles. And he's done far more for the program in his time and effort. Brady has more star power but Woodson is the ultimate Michigan Man!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||You'd never see Clay sacking Rogers||
Can't blitz in the Pro Bowl.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I remember a poor sole trying to protect his car||
He was probably my current age but I just remember him as an older guy. I always assumed he parked on South U before the game with no clue of the storm that was coming. He tried to defend his car from the mass crowd and it actually made it worse for him. I didn't see a car flipped but I remember people walking on his car like it was a doormat to the street on the other side.
If you are going to the Diag tomorrow night ..... don't park anywhere near the Diag!
|1 year 1 week ago||I see a refund in the future of the other team owners||
Your team was juiced!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I wouldn't show your boss||
this analysis. If he thinks this is how you spend your time after every meaningless sports related question, he might not be so "available" to chat all the time.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||By "pretty good shot"||
you mean anything is possible. Cause we all know how the NCAA tourney is chalk to the Final Four.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Pffft!||
If we win out nobody is going to get a #1 seed over us.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Would have been truely funny if||
Urban had used himself as the assistant coach that volunteered!!!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||It is an obvious joke||
The OP just left off the punchline:
He reaches down, pokes the turtle right in the eye and it falls off. He wipes the sweat off his forehead and says, 'That's the problem. We don't have anybody in this room tough enough to do that right there.
"(One assistant) raises his hand and says, 'Coach, I'd do this. Just promise not to poke me in the eye.'"
Urban trying to be funny.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I need to see a pic of the wife before I can give congrats!||
I have a buddy that has basically "retired" cause his wife pulls the coin ..... but I wouldn't change places with him.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Spud Webb didn't do so bad either||
but you don't go looking for a 5'6" point guard. I don't think it's stupid. It's reality. There are not many really good point guards in the NBA that are 6' or under. It's one thing to be Burke size in college but a very different thing to be that size in the NBA when the guy guarding you is 6'4" and just as quick as you are.
Having said that, I do believe that Trey has starting NBA point guard potential. It's just not top 5 pick potential. 17th seems about right to me.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||At one time Michigan had 6 QB's in the NFL||
At least 3 maybe even 4 were starting at the same time. (Harbaugh, Grbac, Greise, and Brady)
Dreisbach was a legit bench warmer but Collins saw a lot of action for a backup.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||That was before Taylor announcement||
Since then Sam has said probably 6 but not probable for 7.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||75-65 Michigan||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||79 - 55 UM||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||67 - 60 Michigan||
67 - 60 Michigan