I personally believe Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player ever. But I’m in my 20′s. I’m not 40, or 60, or 80 years old. I didn’t get to see Oscar Robinson, Earl Monroe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, etc in their primes. I got to see Jordan. And quite possibly was the perfect age to be brainwashed by Nike and Gatorade into believing whatever it is that wanted me to believe. Jordan was dominant as hell while I was growing up, but without all the commercialism and media would I still think he was as good as I do today?
Don’t freak out: the topic can’t be seen as blasphemy. It’s okay to discuss whether or not he was in fact the greatest player. But I have a feeling I know where this vote is going to go regardless.
Does John Salley have a point in questioning whether MJ was the greatest?
Vote 1 for John Salley Should STFU With His Career 7 points /4.5 rebounds and 10 for He Has A Point.