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Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 03:43 PM

A logical look at the Kobe-Jordan debate

This is the topic dejour, especially after Marcus Jordan – MJ’s youngest son – threw his two cents in on the debate. And even though Marcus, who was 8 years old when His Airness won his last NBA ring, knows his dad better than most people do, I think it’s time he let the grownups talk.

First of all, I should address how I enter this discussion. Michael Jordan was my first hero and he’s the reason why I fell in love with sports. That being said, while I thought the guy was faultless in my youth, I’m old enough now to realize that as good of a basketball player he was, he’s probably an even greater asshole.

Now, let’s move on.

It’s my contention Kobe Bryant, who’s still young enough to surpass Jordan’s six NBA championships, will never be as good as Michael was.

I think we all need to think back on Kobe a little bit more. Sure he’s won five rings, but he also lost twice when his side was the overwhelming favorite. Do you think Michael, paired with Shaquille O’Neal, would ever have lost the Pistons?

Kobe’s competitive fire is unmatched in the league today, but it’s not even a spark compared to MJ’s bonfire. I remember that Game 7 in 2006 against the Suns. The one where Kobe scored one point and took just three shots in the second half of a blowout.

Phil Jackson was telling his star to trust his teammates and look for them. Kobe was pissed and decided to make a point. He carried the look that said, “See what fucking happens when I let t... [More]

Posted Sunday, June 06, 2010 11:14 PM

Was that the worst officiated NBA game ever?

Did referees Mike Callahan, Monty Mccutchen and Ken Mauer get together before Game 2's tip-off and bet each other who could call the most fouls?

Someone needs to tell the NBA that 58 foul calls doesn't make for enjoyable playoff basketball. Especially when many of the whistles are on phantom bumps and touches.

The zebras couldn't even get possession calls right despite the help of instant replay.

We're in the Finals here Mr. Stern. These games should be the best of the season but your bush league refs are f@#%ing shit up right.

Can we please fix things in time for Game 3? Is that too much to ask for?