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Michael Jordan comeback?

Postby Class of '78 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:46 pm

Okay, it's based on his upcoming 50th birthday and speculation over whether he could still average double digits.

The Lakers' Antawn Jamison has been around the NBA for 14 years. He's played with Kobe, against Michael, against LeBron. He says Jordan, at 50, would average 10-11 points per game were he to come back surrounded by either Kobe or LeBron.

I think he's wrong. MJ would average at least 15 on his own. Besides, why would he need a ballhog like Kobe or LeBron to hit that figure? Makes no sense.

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p.s. Oh, by the way, he'd have to sell the Bobcats before he could do any of this.
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Re: Michael Jordan comeback?

Postby Leroy Jenkins » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:57 pm

Class of '78 wrote:Okay, it's based on his upcoming 50th birthday and speculation over whether he could still average double digits.

The Lakers' Antawn Jamison has been around the NBA for 14 years. He's played with Kobe, against Michael, against LeBron. He says Jordan, at 50, would average 10-11 points per game were he to come back surrounded by either Kobe or LeBron.

I think he's wrong. MJ would average at least 15 on his own. Besides, why would he need a ballhog like Kobe or Lebron to hit that figure? Makes no sense.

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Warning: I am biased. ;)

p.s. Oh, by the way, he's have to sell the Bobcats before he could do any of this.


I agree with everything you just said, only LeBron isn't a ballhog like Kobe. He's a willing and great passer.
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Re: Michael Jordan comeback?

Postby Class of '78 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:09 am

Doesn't matter what LeBron does with the ball after he gets it. He commands the ball. Michael does, too. Won't work.
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Postby Sasquatch Gator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:30 pm

I have no doubt he could still score, but he'd be a massive defensive liability at best.
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Postby Class of '78 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Sasquatch Gator wrote:I have no doubt he could still score, but he'd be a massive defensive liability at best.


He would. You'd have to shift him to small forward on defense and rotate him in and out of the lineup at whistles to limit the defensive exposure. But knowing Jordan and his competitiveness, he'd probably net out positive.
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Postby Quasimodo » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:11 pm

If he jacked up 20 shots per game he might be able to score 15 per.
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Postby oxrageous » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:11 pm

The man has an enormous beergut now. It wouldn't be pretty.
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Postby gardnerwebbalumnigator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:34 pm

Does it mean anything he could walk on now and immediately be a top player on the AAA team he owns?
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Postby kcgator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:49 pm

oxrageous wrote:The man has an enormous beergut now. It wouldn't be pretty.


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Postby TommyGator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:48 pm

Sasquatch Gator wrote:I have no doubt he could still score, but he'd be a massive defensive liability at best.


They play D in the NBA?
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Postby usmcmfs » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:04 pm

Jim Brown and Wilt talked about comebacks at 50. Only Wilt could have pulled it off. He was still in tremendous physical condition and because of his size could have played very competively at 50.

NFL would have been too tough for Jim.
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Postby SwampedGator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:05 pm

I'm sure the guy can still shoot. He'd be awful on defense and he definitely has a ways to go to get back into shape. This would be more of a fun PR thing than an actual way to win more games. I'd still watch...
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Postby usmcmfs » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:12 pm

I think Lebron could mesh easily with MJ at 50. Lebron does command the ball...meaning the offense flows through him...but he has a passers mentality. Right now he is playing as if he's from another planet.....5 straight 30 point games...averaging only 15 shots a game and shooting around 70%.
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Postby Coach9 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:50 pm

I thought he was a shell of his former self when he retired with Washington. Now, 10 years later, it may be worse than Willie Mays with the Mets.
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Postby MJMGator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:11 pm

He's 50, smokes cigars and has a big gut. No way he could play in the NBA. No way.
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Postby BSJGator » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:43 pm

SwampedGator wrote:I'm sure the guy can still shoot. He'd be awful on defense and he definitely has a ways to go to get back into shape. This would be more of a fun PR thing than an actual way to win more games. I'd still watch...


And, the NBA is all about PR. They know MJ would being back a lot of the white viewers who tuned out when he retired. They'd come back for, well, at least for the first game or two...
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Postby rogdochar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:37 am

It's a ploy by the greatest uninvolved "shoe salesman" of all times.
A new edition shoe floods the market during his "considering" this
comeback = 50th year anniversary shoe. =
Lace up the Brinks moneybags.
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Re: Michael Jordan comeback?

Postby ShowMeLove » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:29 am

If Greg Oden can come back at 50, so can MJ.
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Postby WobbleGator » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:48 am

ShowMeLove wrote:If Greg Oden can come back at 50, so can MJ.

Greg Oden entered the NBA at the age of 47.
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Postby Class of '78 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 am

WobbleGator wrote:
ShowMeLove wrote:If Greg Oden can come back at 50, so can MJ.

Greg Oden entered the NBA at the age of 47.

LeBron looked like he was 30 when he entered the NBA at 18.
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