Podcast: Sam Smith on MJ vs LeBron and the Bulls' coaching changes originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
With LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers winning the 2019-2020 NBA Championship and giving James his 4th title, the comparisons to Michael Jordan ignited social media yet again. Bulls and NBA writer Sam Smith joins Jason Goff, K.C. Johnson, and Rob Schaefer as they discuss LeBron and Jordan’s legacies. Later in the podcast, the crew discusses the news that head coach Billy Donovan is starting fresh with new assistants and what that means for the Bulls as they continue their rebuild of the front office and coaching staff this year.
(2:00) - How will we remember this season and the Lakers winning the championship?
(9:15) - Covering MJ and LeBron and the debate that connects the two
(20:28) - The Chicago ties to the 2020 NBA Finals
(27:51) - Billy Donovan is only keeping Chris Fleming on the staff as an assistant coach
(42:00) - How will the league proceed now that the season is over
(46:00) - Should the NBA find new ways to change the game?
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