“These GOATs, these names that we throw out, it’s not gonna just be a lot of those players. But the game continues to keep moving forward. And so we are gonna continue to see things that we have never seen before. And the eyes are gonna get younger and younger,” Wade said on the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. “We are not going to have a conversation about the GOATs. Now it’s going to be the younger, younger, younger generation. And they’re gonna forget about Jordan like we forget about Kareem.”
Source: Basketball Network @ basketballnews.com
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Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2015, the @Chicago Bulls Pau Gasol scored a career-high 46 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 95-87 win over the Bucks.
Gasol and Michael Jordan (2x) are the only players in franchise history to record at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in a game. pic.twitter.com/lZHtpNNjRB – 3:01 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Al Harrington just proved that he doesn’t understand LeBron James’ greatness with a head-scratching Michael Jordan comparison.
#Lakers #LakeShow #NBA
sportscasting.com/al-harrington-… – 2:34 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1991, the @Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan scored 40 points in a 107-99 win over the Sixers, reaching 15,000 career points in the process.
Jordan is the second-fastest player in NBA history to reach that mark (460 games), trailing only Wilt Chamberlain (358). pic.twitter.com/MhvLCZ1VXL – 12:31 PM
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Jorge Sierra: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the only player in the Top 10 in three of the five main statistical categories. That’s no longer the case. After last night’s game, LeBron James is also Top 10 in three categories (points, assists AND steals). Isiah Thomas: The two GOATS @kaj33 @KingJames let it be known. -via Twitter @IsiahThomas / January 9, 2022
Jorge Sierra: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the only player in the Top 10 in three of the five main statistical categories. That’s no longer the case. After last night’s game, LeBron James is also Top 10 in three categories (points, assists AND steals). Jared Sullinger Sr.: Real talk Kareem don’t get talked about enough. But Bron will damn near be in every top 10. That’s amazing and laughable at the same time…. Dudes unreal -via Twitter @Jared_Sully0 / January 9, 2022
In the eyes of Harrington, players in the Jordan era were a lot less friendly with each other compared to the way players interact today. “Michael Jordan came up in the era where everybody hated each other,” Harrington said. “They did not f— with each other, was no homeboys in the offseason, was no, ‘Let’s go to the clubs in the summer and go holler at some chicks.’ It was none of that. … When they played, it was war. LeBron has dominated an era of his little bros. They all his little bros, everybody. Who he had it with? Who? What star has LeBron had it with? What team has LeBron had it with?” -via Lakers Daily / January 8, 2022