October 16, 2013
LeBron James, to ESPN, on what he can learn from Michael Jordan's lack of fear
Some very introspective comments by NBA most valuable player LeBron James on Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan’s playing career, and what James can still learn from Jordan’s will.
This is from Chris Broussard’s interview, available on espn.com at http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9827704/lebron-james-two-role-models-michael-jordan-allen-iverson
“I watch (video of) Jordan more than anybody, for sure….MJ wasn’t perfect. MJ had bad games. He had turnovers. He had games where he felt like he should have been better. But I think the greatest thing about MJ was that he never was afraid to fail.
“And I think that’s why he succeeded so much, because he was never afraid of what anybody ever said about him. Never afraid to miss a game-winning shot, never afraid to turn the ball over. Never afraid.
“That’s one of my biggest obstacles. I’m afraid of failure. I want to succeed so bad that I become afraid of failing.”
Posted by Observer Sports on October 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM | Permalink
that.....in and of itself......is what makes him #2 all-time....at best.
when steve kerr made game winners, you never felt like he was bailing jordan out the way allen and wade and bosh and mike miller and shane battier seem to do.
and chicago NEVER had a team as stacked as these heat teams. closest they came was jordan/pippen/rodman/harper/kukoc/kerr/longley
compare that to the james/wade/bosh/allen/battier/lewis/anderson/haslem/cole/chalmers group they're rolling out right now? not even close as far as supporting cast. they have a THIRD team of james jones, michael beasley, greg oden, joel anthony, and roger mason jr.
when the bottom 5 of your 15 man roster has a former #1, a former #2, a guy who started for a 54 win spurs team while making 45% of 3's that year, an all-star weekend 3pt contest winner, and the guy who USED to be the starting center and is the starter for team canada...........when that happens....your name is pat riley and every other GM hates you for getting lebron and everything that has followed him to south beach.
Posted by: charlottean | Oct 16, 2013 11:19:48 PM
let me restate that....NOT 1st all-time.
I think kobe's #2.
Posted by: charlottean | Oct 18, 2013 6:13:16 PM
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