Re: Should LeBron James be compared to Michael Jordan?
Originally Posted by CyJack13
Part of the problem for Cleveland was that LeBron was so good right away that Cleveland was never really bad once they got him. They won 35 games his first year there and never had a pick higher than 10th while LeBron was there. The Thunder being terrible for Duran't first couple years allowed them to rack up high picks and get him help in Westbrook and Harden, Cleveland never had the chance to do that. Their front office also made a lot of mistakes early on like you mentioned and it took them a long time to dig out from some of those awful contracts.
Couldn't have said it better. Absolutely correct.
2- 30 (jordan injured 64 games)
3- 40 (after this season the bulls drafted Horace Grand #10, and traded for #4 pick Scottie Pippen
4- 50 (First MVP)
5- 47 (Added center Cartwright and sharpshooter Craig Hodges, First eastern conference finals birth, 2nd time out of first round)
7- 61 (First title)
"He is the toughest I have ever been around, physically and mentally," Burnham said. "You can beat him down but you’re not going to beat him out. He’s got the mindset of, ‘If you’re going to get me out of this game, you’re going to have to kill me.’ That’s about where he is."
-Wally Burnham on Jake Knott
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