We had a very heated discussion about whether Michael Jackson or Prince is the more talented performer. In that spirit, who is the more talented (intentionally ambiguous) basketball player, Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson?
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quote:Originally posted by AudioGuy:
He could and did play every position on the court... He made the almost single handedly took the Lakers from the basement to the championship in one year... He redefined the game of basketball for guards(previously, if you were taller that 6'6" you were a forward or center)... He made passing an art form...
In the 4 years prior to Magic's arrival, the Lakers were a little better than a .500 team...quote:Originally posted by Marty:
Uh- AG- Magic's teammates his rookie year included Kareem, Michael Cooper, Jamal Wilkes, Norm Nixon. And they were hardly at the bottom making the playoffs several years in a row prior to the coming of Magic. Although they were fourth of fifth in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, the West had most of the dominant teams in the league at the time.
Sorry. I misread your orig. post...quote:Originally posted by Marty:
I wasn't calling the Lakers Dominant. I'm saying they were a good team in a dominant Western Conference. Heck- a dominant Pacific Division... Magic made a good team outstanding.