Lebron vs. Jordan

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Will Lebron ever really be the king of the game of basketball? Deciding on who’s the best ever is so hard to decipher. Why? Well it’s because it’s all really subjective. It’s like trying to decide who is the best team ever.

Try putting the 1995 – 1996 Chicago Bulls up against the 1986 – 1987 Los Angeles Lakers or the 2015 – 2016 Golden State Warriors and a lot of factors come into play. Which rules are we playing by? If you play by the rules of the 80’s, then the Lakers win this one easily. If you play by the rules of the 90s, then the Bulls beat the brakes off both of those teams. However if the game is officiated the way it is today, Neither of those great teams can match up against the 3 point arsenal that the Warriors would display.

What does that mean? When you choose who is the greatest ever, it’s subjective. Lebron is a great all around player. He’s done more with less than any NBA player not named Tim Duncan. Jordan was and is considered by most to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) and rightfully so. Jordan set the bar and honestly if he played in today’s game, I’m not so sure he wouldn’t average 40, 12, and 10.

Here’s the thing that puts me in a conundrum over Jordan vs. Lebron. Lebron is a better rebounder, but he should be. He’s 6’9″ and outweighs Mike by at least 50 pounds. But that’s also what makes Lebron special. he’s the biggest most athletic player we’ve ever seen play the game. We’ve never seen anyone 270 lbs that can play all 5 positions on the floor and guard all 5 positions on the floor.

But other than rebound and pass, what does he actually do that stands out and puts him above Michael Jordan? That’s what makes me believe Mike is still the king. His ability to play in any era and still be the most dominant player on the floor makes Mike the best.

The argument is a good one. It’s also a fun one. But let’s not get caught up in the hype, Mike is still the man. Lebron has done more with less but when they were both fully loaded, Mike never came up short. That’s what separates him from Lebron.

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The Best White Basketball Players in the NBA 2016-2017

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The other day we were watching NBA games and realized that there just weren’t many white players on the court. Even looking at the teams benches, it became apparent that there just aren’t that many white players in the NBA. Most of the white players in the NBA who contribute at a high level are not of American decent.

Looking closer, I got more interested in who were the top white players in the NBA. Here is the Top 10 list that I came up with. Continue reading

CIAA Sold Its Soul With Nothing To Show For It

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A few times in our lives we get a chance to stand for something great. Whether it be something political, moral, or something that provides self gratification. Sometimes we have to let go of something we love in order for the stance to take on the meaning in which we intended.

The CIAA Tournament is a tournament of pageantry, tradition and celebration. While attending the CIAA Tournament you are guaranteed to find yourself in a good time. Fun ranges from step shows, concert entertainment, to day parties and fish fries within minutes of the basketball action. Continue reading

HB2 Robbed NC From A Memorable 2017

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All star weekend is upon us and it’s officially a bust for me. Why? Because it was supposed to be played in NC. It was supposed to be an event that would allow me to pay homage to my favorite era of players (classes of 02 and 03) as they get ready to pass the torch on to the next generation of great ball players.

Chances are this year will be the last one that any of those guys are All Star worthy with the exception of Lebron James. When you look at the roster, Melo was a late addition, D Wade didn’t get enough votes, Chris Paul is notably absent, Bosh no longer hoops, and D Howard is no longer the elite big man in the NBA. Continue reading

Who’s The Next King of the NBA

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Every few seasons the king of the NBA or dueling kings of the NBA have to pass the torch to the next in line to control the way the NBA is viewed. Every era has had its king or dueling kings. Go back to the 70’s and it was Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.

The 80’s brought us Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and if Julius Erivng hadn’t been late to the party, there’s a very good chance he might have been able to have a say so in that argument as well. The 90’s brought us Michael Jordan. Jordan stood alone on the throne but there were several who would have been able to claim it, had his airness not been so dominant during that era.

The turn of the Century brought us Kobe and Tim Duncan. Continue reading

Clutch Gene: Father Time is Undefeated

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Father Time is probably the most unfriendly person any athlete or human being wants to encounter. Father Time is undefeated and eventually he will claim at least part of your spirit and take away your ability to do extraordinary things in the process. Some athletes find a way to defy Father Time. Others seem to give in to the old fella and in a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, fall to a level where their greatness will be forever questioned.

A few athletes figured it out early and discovered when to quit. Others defied him in ordinary moments, but on his biggest and brightest stage Father Time reigned supreme.

Dwyane Wade – Considered by most to be the most athletic of the trio of fantastic players in the 2003 NBA draft. Wade was unmistakably a force and impact player and never Continue reading