262[APBR_analysis] Re: Jordan
- Oct 3, 2001
> I agree with much of what is said on Jordan. II'm also sure it will help him. Watching European
> would pose one
> question. Do you think the fact that MJ will be
> allowed to play zone
> under the new rules might help his longevity?
basketball, I always took zone defense for granted.
It's more about being clever than being too athletic.
Even if Jordan is now 80% of his '98 self, he's still
athletic and he definitely is clever enough to change
and adjust his game as he has done many times in
I even tend to think that the new rules were made
just for MJ's comeback... with the zone defense
he will not often look rediculous when Iverson
for example will use his crossover. I've heard
also that he might move into small forward.
In offense, the fact that big men are not
allowed to stay in the paint for longer than 3''
will allow him to dunk instead of being rejected
(he sure can still dunk but over Shaq or Mutombo?
Not very likely to happen, at least more than once).
What do you think of my "conspiracy theory"? :)
I dont think there's any doubt that he can still
play well. If Dale Ellis can score 10 points in
his 38's, Jordan can sure score 20 (especially
playing in a team like Washington). He will
play well but seeing him being "just a good
player" is not exactly matching to his career
The fact is we don't really know how it will
be like and that's what makes it interesting.
Most guesses are that the battle "Jordan Vs Time"
will be something close to a draw cause it's the
most possible scenario. But then, either of
them might win totally as well...
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