Found May 22, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
You all know I love and respect Jon Washburn. He produces some fabulous work for us here at MSF, and I always look forward to reading and editing his pieces.
However, I’ve really never been able to wrap my head around Jon’s assertion that Kobe Bryant is somehow in the same class as Michael Jordan.
And after Jon insinuated a few days ago that the alpha-dogness of LeBron and Dwyane Wade was somehow diminished because Danny Granger was clowning them – Jon wondered if MJ or Magic or Bird would have “allowed” that – I think it’s only fair that, as a staunch advocate of Jordan as undisputed G.O.A.T., I bring this up:
Would MJ have ever been clowned publicly by…Brian Cardinal?
I think not.
Yet that is exactly what happened last night during Game 5 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Lakers and Thunder, a game that sent the Lakers home for the season with barely a whimper.
Hat tip: r/NBA
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