Play Nice Michael Jordan vs LeBron James

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jod23

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Yeah I knew that was in my brain somewhere. It's different to Jordans though. Dr.J does a long sweeping rock sort of thing whereas Jordan sort of rocks it tight to his body, kicks his legs out and finishes with one or two hands.

But every dunk has to have an origin. You cant discredit Vince Carter cos all his dunks had previously been done before. It's about making the dunk your own and putting your own flair on it which of course MJ did, which all great dunkers do.
 

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jod23

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Show one dunk he owned then?
I dont know dude, I dont know the origin story of every dunk ever made. Who did the first windmill ever? Who did the first FT line dunk ever? Who did the first 360 ever? Nobody knows the answers to any of those questions.

The lean maybe? I dont recall seeing anyone do that one? Who knows....

It's a weird hill to die on though, trying to discredit one of the most athletic, creative, jaw dropping dunkers of all time.
 

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If the 2017 Warriors play the Bulls under 1990s defensive rules the Bulls would give the Warriors a lot of problems.

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I reckon Draymond would quite enjoy 1990's defensive rules.

I really do not see Jordan-Pippen-Rodman-Kerr-Longley as a particularly physical or dirty lineup that would give the Warriors all that much trouble.
 
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If the 2017 Warriors play the Bulls under 1990s defensive rules the Bulls would give the Warriors a lot of problems.

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Pippen is on the bench 90 seconds into the game after two Durant rip throughs.

Warriors look like below when they find out about a 22 foot 3 point line.

 

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I reckon Draymond would quite enjoy 1990's defensive rules.

I really do not see Jordan-Pippen-Rodman-Kerr-Longley as a particularly physical or dirty lineup that would give the Warriors all that much trouble.
Hardly the bad boy Pistons, but more physical than 2017 Curry-Thompson-Durant-Green-Pachulia.

If you pit the 2017 Finals Warriors and 1998 NBA Finals Bulls side by side they stack up statistically similar with the exception of the Warriors making an extra 10 3s a game on 20-25 more attempts.

No 1998 team is setup to defend a team jacking up 40+ 3s a game because no one in 1998 did that. But 2017 players would get a rude shock thinking they have a landing space shooting 3s and a free lane to the bucket.
 

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90s teams barely even challenged 3 point shooters. It wasn't like every game players were going out with busted ankles from defenders going into a players landing zone.
 

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Defenders barely challenged 3 point shooters because teams shot so few 3s. The Bulls attempted 21 3s in the 1991 NBA Finals in 5 games. The Bucks attempted 32 a game in the 2021 finals.
 

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They didn't challenge 3s because teams didn't take many makes no sense at all.
They didn't challenge 3s as much back then because there were still a lot of good post players around.

Teams were more about stopping those players than worrying so much about 3 point shooters.
 

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