Originally Posted by Carpe Diem
I see the point that you're making, but i don't think it's fair to put Magic on a pedestal just because he faced tougher competitions than MJ did in the Finals. It's that same argument that some fans likes to use when comparing the athletes of today to the ones in the past. MJ Just so happened to be around when competitions were weaker in his era compared to the Magic/Bird era, and he couldn't have changed that even if he wanted to. Whenever he did reached the top of the mountain, he didn't managed to fail.
you are saying Magic/Bird and others experience losing and you see TOUGHER
challenges.... and saying it is very tough on that era.
wrong man. in that time they got all the tools in a team both magic and bird.
as well as dr j and others. they all got ups and downs.
but eventually lose to pistons. and chicago came along, magic got HIV and
bird got back problems and they are old that time for 10 seasons only starting
1979, where magic rookie year got his 1st ring with a hall of famer kareem,
jamaal wilkes, michael cooper and norm nixon.
so comparing to what chicago and jordan does. they got 3 championship with
MJ and pippen with pistons BADBOYS time gone. where all in the eastern
are all afraid of pistons that days.
and with rodman with another 3 where they are the oldest team in that time.
makes 90's a weaker ERA?
even though the rockets with hakeem got 2 championships without jordan on
that seasons, spurs with duncan and LA with shaq. it means jordan and
chicago is very consistent on WINNING on their Primes and their OLD time.