I'm here talking about the other great debate that comes out of the last dance.
Akiva Lodge want Michael Jordan? Where do you stand on this man? Is there anything to the idea that when basically the consensus is robbed, Thorne comes out and tells the people I would have gone with a team of the top of the draft, everybody would have.
Yeah, I love that they love that.
They told the story of this draft.
I love that they didn't let that be overshadowed that there was a clear number one.
And it was not Jordan.
They made sure the highlight of keeping the dream alive Yuan for the young folks watching last night that may not have known that.
And then also they had to, of course, give us in booty butt.
People need to know that a la jawan was the clear cut number one.
Nobody debated it.
Nobody disagreed with it.
He was going number one.
Then it was Sam buoy because of need.
And then Michael Jordan.
So you chalk it up and say, I've been coming out of their older commentary to write the players at the time were like Jordan, 66 Sure, he's tremendous talent, but he can't be the guy that leaves your championships on the back end of it.
The secondary kind of thing is, you run this up.
The off the charts here, obviously, six titles to two.
Uh, Hakeem is able to get a couple of those when Jordan's in retirement, but at the end of the day, you know playoff appearances were right.
They're all starting.
Appearances are neck and neck.
Anything to the idea? If you put Scottie Pippen with a large one, where does it end up? Is he able to climb that mountain away? That Jordan does? We all know that, Evan says Jordan is the greatest fight.
But would he have been a We'll do that much war in his career.
How many more rings could he have possibly had? Yeah, I don't know.
It's worth discussing its You know, another thing you could grow into all these debates right now.
It's a little different, though, when you look at positions these guys played and aborted plan with Pippen and also had been not being on Jordan's team until 34 years later.
Um, you know, he was drafted 84 then it was drafted 87.
So I mean, it's good for debate, but it's something that we could never really know.
And I think again, the funny thing about it is do you just You look back at these drafts and what feels like in high and say everybody should have loved Jordan.
Everyone should have seen that.
But But coming out, you don't always know.
LeBron James comes out.
Everybody knew that this is the guy that he's gonna be transcendent and that has played out over his career.
But toe, look back now and think like you didn't see that you didn't see that from Jordan.
Didn't think this guy was because gonna be the all time greatest MBA player is really interesting to take a look at that and just wonder what could have been if the Houston Rockets had taken Jordan.
Maybe instead of going that route the top of the draft as well.
So everything falls where it does, and we're left just kind of picking up the pieces as we uh as we watched the 1st 2 parts of the last dance and wonder what other kind of interesting stories we're gonna get.
It just continues to unfold.
Yeah, hindsight is 2020 2020 vision.
You know, looking back at the 84 draft in year 2020.
Now it's like men.
How did you guys miss that guy's? No, not know Jordan was gonna be Jordan.
And then you look at all the teams in the league that didn't, um I have a chance to pick Jordan.
And you just look at the top three and, you know, were they the right blues? Obviously, Sam Buoy gets tagged is like the biggest bust of all time are the biggest mistake of a draft pick of all time.
But I don't think that's true either.
And you know, La Jawan was a pro's pro.
He was an all star and he was his own superstar in his own right when he came in, I don't know.
I look at Jordan, you know, it took time for Jordan and become Jordan.
He was a superstar.
He had a lot of different waves in his career, different teammates, different stages.
But I feel like when he came into the league was different where you're drafted, those guys at the top of the draft.
They're looking for monsters.
They're looking for seven footers.
Jordan being Who's he? 66? He wasn't a monster.
He wasn't a big.
He wasn't a guy that you looked at and knew he was gonna come in Dominate score.
He was a little bit more finesse.
He was a little bit more polished, more skill.
It's tough to see that at, you know, 22 21 year old kid coming into the N B A out of UNC Chapel Hill, the top of that to the other.
I mean, this is all just fun conversation.
But Phil Jackson, right, coming into being the coach of Jordan with the Chicago Bulls, the impact that I'm sure we're gonna learn even more about if you go on familiar already in this stock in his do***entary that plays a huge role, too, right? Who's coaching these players? Maybe if you swap these players from Chicago to the Rockets and you see Phil Jackson coaching the key, that could also be changed to be changing how his career plays out and how his talent gets utilised.
But, man, all I know for sure is that it would have been really interesting to look back and have seen Jordan with that old school Houston Rockets logo across his chest, man wearing the pin striped jersey.
That would have been a fit of, ah, mind trip about if I could even just see the drop of that now.
But it's a great debate, and all I know is I'm pulling out so much interesting fodder out of just two hours, man.
Two hours of the last dance and my mind's already spinning with things that I want to dissect about it.
So it's been good for me.
I know that much.
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