It completely blows my mind when I hear these old head cats takin’ shots at the NBA like they never played in this freakin’ league before. In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado Magazine Michael Jordan had this to say about the so-called superteam era.
“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint. You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”
WHAT!!!!? Who just said that?
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! There’s always been superteams bruh and Jordan played on SIX of the them!! Stop with this foolishness!!! There’s never been a competitive balance in the NBA! There’s always been 2 or 3 teams and 28 or 27 garbage teams!!! Did he fall and bump his head?
Mike played on six teams that essentially ruled the NBA because they were a superteam. The Bulls ALWAYS had a dead eye shooter in cats like Steve Kerr (Best 3-point shootin’ percentage of all-time), Craig Hodges, John Paxton and B.J. Armstrong. They had the best two way player and wingman in the league in Scottie. The best coachin’ staff in the league and the best player on the planet.
Then they went out and got Dennis Rodman who was the best rebounder in the game for the second leg of titles. That’s a darn SUPERTEAM bruh!! And that’s the edited version! In 1996 they won 72 games for cryin’ out loud!!! NOBODY could compete with the Bulls durin’ that era and it wasn’t all because of Mike either. We saw Mike play without all of that talent around him. He was winnin’ 38 games. Stop it. There was literally one team in the NBA at that time and it was the Chicago Bulls. Stop with this foolishness!
Before Mike and Co. took over there were two teams up to that point in the history of the NBA. The Lakers and the Celtics!!! Do you realize that those two franchises have one owned at one point 50 percent of all NBA titles!! Stop it!! The Lakers have 16 titles and the Celtics own 17. Durin’ the 1980’s there were literally those two teams in the NBA and Detroit was hangin’ around the chicken coop. They finally picked off one in 1989 and then repeated in ’90. Then Mike and the Jordan-airs took over.
Durin’ the 1950’s and ’60’s Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics won 11 titles. When was there ever competitive balance in the NBA bruh? These dudes kill me with this memory loss once they stop playin’. Mike is mad right now because he can’t run out there and take over the game like he could as a player.
He can’t run out on the floor and compete with these cats and change the narrative. He owns one of the garbage teams he’s talkin’ about and there’s nothin’ he can do about it. So he chooses to playa hate duns like the Golden State Warriors for bein’ able to control the league like his Bulls once did.
And please don’t tell me that duns weren’t pickin’ and choosin’ where they played. No the front offices were pickin’ and choosin’ where duns played after consultin’ with Mike or whatever superstar was on their rosters. They weren’t bringin’ cats in without talkin’ to the franchise player. Don’t think for one minute that Dennis Rodman got on the team plane without Jordan’s approval first. Whether the front office makes the move or the player makes he move. The move was made and the superteam was formed whether it was in 1957 or 2017.
Any team that’s ever won a championship was a superteam!! In order to win an NBA title you’ve got to have multiple superstars. That’s why it’s a freakin’ super team!! When Bill Russell and the Celtics were runnin’ through boyz they were loaded!! Not only did they have Bill but they got off of the darn bus with a combination of Sam Jones, Bob Havlicek, K.C. Jones, Bob Cousy and Red Auerbach sittin’ on the bench callin’ the shots durin’ that period of time. Stop it!
The Showtime Lakers were stacked with Magic, Kareem, Worthy and Pat Riley at the helm. The Celtics durin’ that same time had Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, M.L. Carr, Cedric Maxwell, Dennis Johnson etc.etc. etc.
I could name every team that’s ever won a title and we’d agree that it was a superteam based on the amount of superstars bruh! And before you fix your fingers to tell me that the Pistons weren’t a superteam with Zeke. They had Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Zeke, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn and Vinnie Johnson. Boyz wanna act like they just showed up with Zeke.
So don’t playa hate on a boy for takin’ control of the situation through free agency but there has always been a monopoly in the NBA. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!