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    To whom does MJ compare athletically in this day of NBA players?

    I started watching the NBA around the 99-00 season, and don't know much about MJ. For all his abilities, how athletic was he? Who would you compare him to now SOLELY on athletic ability?

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    Gerald Green.

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    Prime Wade with more hops, maybe? He was an acrobat like Wade, and also fast and strong. Go watch some 80's and early 90's MJ on YouTube. Dude was amazing to watch.

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    Durant. They both are pretty athletic and both have that killer instinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamShaker View Post
    Prime Wade with more hops, maybe? He was an acrobat like Wade, and also fast and strong. Go watch some 80's and early 90's MJ on YouTube. Dude was amazing to watch.
    I'm terribly spoiled by this day and age of TV, i can't even watch porn on 480p anymore let along a basketball game

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    Think of Kobe Bryant except Michael Jordan's fadeaway was untouchable. Nobody has had a mid game like Michael Jordan. His mid game was unbelievable to watch. He had Dwades ability to drive to the rim and finish but he went against Hall of Fame Centers....he was just a freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effen5 View Post
    Think of Kobe Bryant except Michael Jordan's fadeaway was untouchable. Nobody has had a mid game like Michael Jordan. His mid game was unbelievable to watch. He had Dwades ability to drive to the rim and finish but he went against Hall of Fame Centers....he was just a freak.
    MJ was more athletic than Kobe. MJ had a 46'' vertical. In terms of hops, think Vince Carter.

    Similar size, leap and relatively similar speed although Mike was quicker

    Obviously as players, no comparison can be made...but physically a decent match

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueensG_718 View Post
    Durant. They both are pretty athletic and both have that killer instinct


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    MJ's athletic ability was probably a mix of pre-injury Derrick Rose, prime Dwyane Wade, and prime Kobe but with insane hang time.


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    Westbrook with bigger hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamShaker View Post
    Prime Wade with more hops, maybe? He was an acrobat like Wade, and also fast and strong. Go watch some 80's and early 90's MJ on YouTube. Dude was amazing to watch.

    Yes, I was going to post something like this...

    To the OP... His a mixture of prime Wade attacking style (but better at getting to the rim, more air time, and a better finisher), when Jordan developed his mid range game, you could compare his mid range to K Malone, when he won his Mvp's, or how Curry splashes 3's but convert that to mid range fade away's (just completely sick).

    But I still say to this day, Jordan would not be Jordan, playing in todays game, because every Super Star player, gets his kind of calls now. So the advantages that he had, for being the only player of a 9yr span to get calls the way he did, made it impossible to defeat him in a playoff series.

    So he would still win rings, but not 6 (unbeaten) and definitely he would have lost more playoff series and Final's.

    Quote Originally Posted by QueensG_718 View Post
    Durant. They both are pretty athletic and both have that killer instinct
    You're crazy...

    Only thing you can compare about these two (style of game play), is the fact that they can score effortlessly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IKnowHoops View Post
    As a rookie Micheal Beasley averaged 13.9pts per game on .472 shooting. Do you know how many times Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady shot at that percent or better? Never in there whole careers. If Beas can be what he was when he was a rookie (he won't hell be better) then the heat are coming away with another steal.

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    If Prime Kobe had Prime Vince Carter's vertical with Dirk's fadeaway
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueensG_718 View Post
    Durant. They both are pretty athletic and both have that killer instinct
    SMH.

    How young are you people?

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    There isn't a player in the nba with the athleticism that MJ had. He had a 48" vert, and could get higher than anyone in the league (see his dunk on ewing). LBJ I've read has a 46" but he isn't built nor does he play like MJ. I think Dante Exum is gonna be a Jordan light. He has a similar long and lanky 6' 6" body but I don't think he'll post a 40+ " vert.

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    Kobe with bigger hands. Jordan jumped a little higher, but that was the athletic ability court wise. But Kobe can't even palm the ball I believe, and Jordan had massive hands. It allowed him to finish after contact MUCH better than Kobe.

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