Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Speaking of iconoclashing, I'd like to read a good blog entry about how the legend of Michael Jordan may have surpassed the man and his abilities--and how if he peaked in today's world (independent of the talent in the league) he wouldn't demand the same reverence. 55 Bulls wins in 1994 wouldn't be a bad place to start digging.
This is probably the wrong forum to throw this out in, though, amongst a bunch of Bulls fans who watched Jordan dominate through their formative years.
There's a good chance that Michael might have beaten a reporter to death before his first title if he had to deal with the hyper-critical 24/7 twitter-age media that today's players face.
Yep. Also, the myth building is becoming grating at this point. He's dedicated his life to reminding everyone he's the best.
He is, but he needs to be less insecure about it. That said, he'd still win rings on rings on rings and be the best dude going.
As for international hoops, it's just not a competition. There's not a single basketball competition outside of the nba that is important. There's no "rooting" for me in the traditional sense than there is for an all star game. It's NBA Jam on rookie mode.