Posted by bistiza on 6/14/2013 11:01:00 AM (view original):
Yeah, you can't compare Lebron and MJ, because MJ worked with the team he had to beat other talented players, while Lebron was a crybaby and left Cleveland to team up with other talented players because he can't get the job done on his own.
Lol, this thought process is extremely shortsighted, and bordering on dumb. This "MJ/Magic/Bird" would have never done what Lebron did is completely unfounded. When Mike was headed into his 5th year the Bulls drafted Scottie Pippen (well traded for him) and Horace Grant. By Scottie's 2nd season it was obvious he was going to be a star in the league. Jordan had absolutely no reason to leave the Bulls, and who knows what would have happened if the Bulls didn't trade for Pippen and kept Olden Polynice, and drafted someone else other than Grant. The Bulls were so good, MJ retired and the Bulls still won 55 games, Scottie was 3rd in MVP voting and they went 7 games with the Knicks in the semis. Lebron left the Cavs and they won 20 games, and haven't sniffed the playoffs since. They were way over the cap, had no promising young players, and a GM that made bad move after bad move.
I think it's so lame that people act as if Lebron should have stayed in a bad situation just because they think he should have, but ignore the fact that if they were at a job and got offered a better job in a much better location they would jump on it.