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We’re a little late to the party, but with the greatest basketball player of all time turning 50 we’re sharing a video compilation of the Top 50 plays (according to this dude anyway) made during his career. Video is after the jump.
Yet another reason to love YouTube. Someone went ahead and put together a 2 and a half minute compilation of virtually identical plays executed by both Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant (after the jump).
#5. Trade Omer Asik.
“The Turkish Hammer” is the most softest, clumsiest, offensively challenged 7-footer in the game. He played 14 minutes per game and only managed to average just 3 points and 5 rebounds. Some might say well he’s not there to score, he’s there to play defense. Well for a 7-footer (usually the only 7-footer on the floor) to give you only 3 defensive rebounds and 1 block per game isnt all that impressive. As a 7-footer, you should have something that resembles an offensive move and by learning to play offense at that height, it would certainly take some of the scoring pressure off Derrick Rose.
Every generation has it’s heroes, and who can forget their dad telling them about the “greatest” athlete of their eras? Dick Butkus was the greatest linebacker to ever suit up, running through walls and bench pressing Toyotas. Babe Ruth was incomparable, belting homers while eating hot dogs and battling fascism. Jesse Owens was so fast that when he raced he often traveled through time…
There is always something.
Luckily, we are blessed to live in the YouTube era, where I can quickly prove to my 3 year old son why Michael Jeffrey Jordan is far and away the greatest to ever play the game. Check out this video on Mike’s 10 Best Dunks and remind yourself what being “great” is all about.