“I watch a lot of NBA games, as you know, and the game evolves,” Falk told The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan. “And Michael, because he’s such a class act, completely steers away from trying to compare himself to LeBron, or Kobe or anybody else. He says that’s for the fans to do.”
“But if you asked me, watching all those games,” he continued, “with virtually zero defense, no hand-checking, I think if Jordan played today – if he was in his prime in today’s rules – I think he’d average between 50 and 60 a game. I think he’d shoot 75 percent from the floor. If you couldn’t hand-check him, he’d be completely unstoppable.”
“I think I missed two Finals games the entire time out of six championships,” said Falk. “Now that I watch it, I realize that, unless you’re legally blind, you can’t possibly think that there’s another player who ever played the game that’s remotely in the league that he’s in. Nobody. On both ends of the court. The athleticism, the smarts, the drive.”
“I mean he got brutalized playing against Detroit,” he continued. “I’d love to see some of today’s NBA players play and get knocked down by Bill Laimbeer and Rodman, by flagrant stuff. And (Jordan) never said a word. Just came back.”
Anyone who thinks LeBron is a better basketball player than Jordan doesn’t know a thing about basketball.
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