Found November 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Oh, good grief, LeBron James. Everyone is familiar with the retired player boast about how many points or home runs or goals he would put up if only the gods hadn’t been so cruel as to put them on this earth in an earlier generation. Michael Jordan could average 50 points in today’s NBA, or whatever. The beauty of these declarations is that they are inherently indisputable because they cannot be proved or disproved. There’s no way to go back in time, erase Jordan from existence, make him be reborn in, say, 1990 and watch him go to town for 82 games. If Jordan had been born later, maybe he could have averaged 50 points a game. And if your cat was taller and had opposable thumbs, it could get canned peas down from the top shelf for you. But it’s not. Of course, even if anyone could pull off that time-bending Back to the Future stuff, it’s impossible to set up the exact circumstances that made Jordan who he was as a player. Maybe instead of the seminal moment when his older brother Lar...
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