MINNEAPOLIS Maya Moore is not Michael Jordan. She never will be.
Moore could average 30 points for her career. She could lead her team to the WNBA Finals year after year. She could flash championship rings, pro titles after college ones. Jordan did all that, but she will never be Jordan.
Maya Moore is a woman. Maya Moore is, due to biology and genetics, a different type of player. Maya Moore will never dunk frequently in games. Her muscles will never bulge like Jordan's, and her jump will never explode so high.
And all of that is okay. No one should watch Moore expecting to see Michael Jordan. She's still one of the best players in the history of women's basketball. She's still talented beyond measure. If people could just accept Moore and the WNBA for what they are, something separate and different, even something enjoyable, this could all be a little less mean, devoid of condescension and sexism. There'd certainly be a lot less unwarranted Internet vitriol.
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